Outdoors

Ice Melters: Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Rock Salt

Rock salt may be effective at melting ice on your sidewalks and driveways, but at what cost? Numerous studies cite salt's ability to wreak havoc to the natural environment. The heavy use and overuse of traditional rock salt (sodium chloride) can corrode concrete and asphalt, as well as damage plants. Plus, rock salt is your four-legged friend's worst enemy. It can get stuck in the paws of dogs and burn or irritate their skin.
 
So how do you prevent a walkway or driveway from becoming dangerously slippery slope while still being kind to the environment and keeping paws and asphalt intact? Luckily, there are numerous natural de-icing options, ranging in price from ten to a few thousand dollars.
 
VIEW THE SLIDESHOW FOR TOP 3 WAYS TO DE-ICE YOUR HOME.
 
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