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Ultimate Ice Melt Buyer's Guide

We offer a wide variety of ice melt to cover all of your snow and ice removal needs. From pure calcium chloride to pet-friendly, eco-friendly and high-performance blends, you are sure to find a solution that will perform in the harshest winter storm.

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Traction Melt CI

Traction Melt CI® Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt

Traction Melt CI is an advanced ice melt formula enhanced with a corrosion inhibitor. Liquid magnesium chloride encapsulates each sodium chloride granule for fast-acting, environmentally-friendly ice control. This is a popular product, frequently used by state and city transportation departments.

Melts to: 0°F

Excel Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride Ice Melt

Calcium Chloride is a high-powered ice melt capable of melting snow and ice two to five times faster than rock salt and blended ice melt products. This product is also popular in the ready-mix industry, because it enables faster setting times, reduces curing and decreases finishing times. Calcium chloride pellets are the best and most efficient in the industry.

Melts to: -25°F

De-icing Salt

Deicing Rock Salt

Rock salt, also known as sodium chloride, is the simplest and cheapest ice melt. Sodium chloride requires multiple applications to be effective.

Melts to: 25°F

Road Runner Ice Melt

Road Runner Blended Ice Melt

The combination of calcium chloride pellets, magnesium chloride pellets and sodium chloride makes Road Runner a fast-acting, reasonably-priced ice melt. Road Runner is one of the few blends using premium pellets, which allow the product to melt faster, longer and at lower temperatures.

Melts to: -15°F

Green Scapes Ice Melt

Greenscapes™ Ice Melt

Greenscapes is an eco-friendly ice melt. Blended with magnesium chloride and infused with Ice Ban®, Greenscapes is an innovative product that is safe for sidewalks and vegetation. This environmentally-friendly option also features a green color indicator for easier and fewer applications.

Melting Point -10°F

Road Runner Pet Friendly Ice Melt

Pet-Friendly Ice Melt

This ice melt uses magnesium chloride pellets, which are one of the best options available. This eco-friendly solution is less corrosive than rock salt and safer for plants and pets.

Melts to: -15°F

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Compare Ice Melt Agents

There are many different types of ice melt products, all of which offer different benefits. Review the chart below to determine the best ice melt for your needs.

Sodium Chloride Rock Salt Calcium Chloride Magnesium Chloride

Comparisons:

Inexpensive

Ideal for common applications on various surfaces
Gives off heat that melts ice faster

More effective than rock salt

Safe for concrete
Environmentally-friendly

Fast-acting and more effective than rock salt

Safer around pets

FAQs:

Q: How does ice melt work?

A: Ice melt lowers the freezing point of snow and ice below 32°F. This creates a brine that melts the snow.

Q: Which ice melt is right for me?

A: Consider your climate, budget and environment when you select an ice melt. Your ice melt must work with your area's atmospheric moisture, average snowfall, temperature extremes, etc. Additionally, consider safety factors. Is simply melting the ice enough? Will you need traction or a color indicator?

Q: How can I prevent damage to my concrete?

A: When you apply ice melt to concrete, the concrete absorbs moisture. Slush that is not cleared away can refreeze. This naturally-occurring freezing and thawing cycle puts added pressure on the concrete. Remove slush to reduce the freezing and thawing cycle and the risk of flaking. Read your ice melt's instructions before use. Ice melt should NOT be applied to concrete that is less than one year old.

Q: What is the difference between ice melt pellets and flakes?

A: Ice melt penetrates ice and snow to break the bond with the pavement. When pellets encounter a small area of ice, they quickly bore down to the surface of the pavement. Flakes, on the other hand, have a larger surface area and penetrate slower.

Q: Do you recommend using ice melt on roofs?

A: No. The majority of ice melt products contain chloride, which is corrosive and not meant for roofs or gutters.

Q: What is the proper way to dispose of ice melt?

A: If unused ice melt weighs no more than 3 lbs., it can be thrown out with regular trash. Larger amounts of unused ice melt can be properly disposed of by following your local trash facility's instructions.

Q: How should ice melt be stored?

A: Ice melt does not like humidity, unstable temperatures or the elements. It should be stored in airtight containers in humidity-controlled environments free of moisture.

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