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Ice Help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rjbeck77, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. rjbeck77

    rjbeck77 Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1

    Greetings,

    We have just started a Home Management company and snow removal is in our list of services. I don't see us needing big equipment, but wanted to know what is the best way to remove ice from a sidewalk and driveway.

    1.) Must be safe for pets/children/elderly
    2.) Track record for not harming plants, grass, concrete, etc.

    Not sure if a chemical is a best way to go or some elbow grease, or both.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. TLP

    TLP Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I swear by Magic salt. It is the only anti icer that is EPA approved. Take a look at the MSDS.. no LD50 listed, as corrosive as distilled water. Pricy, but cheap insurance for me.
     
  3. Schoenberg Salt

    Schoenberg Salt Member
    Messages: 83

    There are actually serveral DfE products now, but all contain salt and chlorides. You might want to look into Urea, not too expensive, is what most of the pet friendly products are made of, and is a fertilizer. Always look at the ingredient list of any blend and not just the claims.