Processed Salt is a high purity, clean salt and leaves little or no residue on the ground unlike the muddy sludge associated with road salt and grit. It has a standard granule size and therefore free-flowing and works very well with Walk-along Spreaders.
Recommended Products: White De-icing Salt
Road Salt has a gritty appearance but is no 'grit'. It is a cheaper alternative to Processed Salt but de-ices at a slower rate. Its mixed granule size makes it less free flowing and therefore less efficient when used in conjunction with Spreaders. Once dry will leave a residue.
Recommended Products: Brown De-icing Salt.
Ice Melts are designed and manufactured for effective performance at a greater range of temperatures, ice-melt products are free flowing, consistent in appearance and often non-corrosive to spreading equipment.
Grit has little or no snow melting properties and only provides grip for vehicles. Often bagged and has a sandy type texture, It is very difficult to spread with any walk-along spreader due to the high moisture content and texture.
Spreadability: Average when dry
Recommended Products: N/A