What To Use On Commercial Property: Ice Met Or Salt?
Every sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, and road is different. In order to get rid of the snow, there are various factors to consider, including which ice melt to use, when to use it, and how to use it. As a responsible business enterprise, you have to think about ways to remove ice and snow from your premises while safeguarding your premises, machinery, and surroundings. Hence, it becomes your primary responsibility to choose a safe ice melt and keep your employees, visitors, and neighbors safe and happy.
Here, we will discuss various reasons why you should say no to rock salt while opting for suitable ice melt for your property.
Which option is more cost-effective?
The average price of rock salt in the United States ranges from $10 to $15 per 50-pound bag, depending on where you buy it. Buying in bulk can reduce the average cost per 50-pound bag to as low as $5 or $6 in some circumstances.
Ice Melt, on the other hand, is a bit more expensive. A 50-pound bag of Ice Melt can cost as little as $13 on the low end. Even though the ice melt is slightly expensive, it goes a long way in removing ice and snow. A small amount at the right place can do the wonder. It also reduces the cost of cleaning and other safety measures that you undertake while using rock salt.
Which one is the most efficient?
Ice Melt is almost always faster than Rock Salt at melting ice. The melting point of Rock Salt and Ice Melt differ by around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice melt is far more effective even at extreme temperatures and can also provide traction while removing ice.
Which is the safer option for vehicles and machinery?
Rock salt is corrosive and can temper the paint of your vehicles. It can also initiate the rusting of your machinery. The other chloride-based ice melt products damage your metal items in the long run, whereas salt-free ice melt is free from any harmful corrosive salt and is the safest option for construction sites.
You can use this ice melt freely in your parking areas, construction sites, and around your machinery. They neither cause rusting nor make your premises messy and discolored.
Is salt going to harm my concrete?
Bumps and potholes don’t merely arise because of normal wear and tear; salt corrodes concrete beneath the surface, resulting in discolored, cracked, and crumbling concrete.
Salt-based chemicals are the true culprits when it comes to concrete deterioration. Salt-free ice melt not only protects your concrete from snow and ice but also is gentle on the surroundings. If your concrete is less than a year old, choose an ice melt safe for new concrete. As your new concrete is not fully set and is more susceptible to harsh chemicals found in salt.
Which is the more environmentally friendly option?
Anyone who has gone out to a browning lawn in the spring after a harsh winter can attest to the fact that Rock Salt can harm even the best-kept lawns and gardens. It is equally harmful to the pets in your vicinity and can even contaminate the water bodies.
Moreover, the salt-free ice melt is environmentally friendly and will not harm the soil and vegetation of the area.
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