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Best eco friendly salt remover?

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by marksj, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. marksj

    marksj Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    What are the choices out there?It is for my own driveway,do not want to kill the grass in the spring.Sounds like we are gonna get ice tommorow:mad:
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    You want to remove salt?
  3. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    :laughing: :laughing:
  4. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    salt remover


    As salt is destuctive to vegetation there really is no way to remove it other than diliution with

    fresh water to reduce the concentration of the sodium chloride(Halite).

    You could use urea for deicing with or without sand as well but the possibility of fertiliser

    burn on the vegetation is always a relevent possibility.

    You can sucessfully mix sand and halite together or use straight sand as I do;

    and you can mix ten pounds of halite with 100 pounds of sand giving you an eleven

    percent mixture to spread. You can simply fill a pail with sand and spread it by hand with a

    small can or cup advancing as you swing the can from right to left and repeat the process

    until the drive is covered by the sand.

    After you spread the sand you can do the same thing with the halite and you will need less

    halite.as the sand will reduce the speed of the halite being washed away if the ice is what

    you wish to prevent or reduce the possibility of slips and falls.

    The sand will aid in traction and create a gritty surface for traction.for you as well.

    The issue is one of total coverage and whether you wish to use sand, urea or a sand and salt

    mix or sand and urea.

    Sand will be less expensive as a method to mitigate the effects of ice for the end user.
  5. marksj

    marksj Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am glad someone understood me:laughing:Wow I need to be more careful before I hit the post button.Thanks for the reply.
  6. Roch_Greg

    Roch_Greg Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Assuming the question was towards removing salt yes there are products made for that. Salt-X comes to mind off the top of my head.

    Another is Salt-Away who used to advertise right here on these very forums.