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GUIDE TO DE-ICING SALT, ICE MELTS & GRIT

GUIDE TO DE-ICING SALT, ICE MELTS & GRIT

PROCESSED SALT

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 Salt Spreaders.

Spreadability:  Excellent

Recommended Products:  White De-icing Salt 

Processed Salt

ICE MELTS

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.

Spreadability:  Excellent

Recommended Products: Magic Ice Melt Bags, Magic Ice Melt Tubs and Winter Wizard Sticks 

Ice Melts

ROAD SALT

Road Salt had a gritty appearance but it not grit.  It is a cheaper alternative to Processed Salt but de-ices as a slower rate.  Its mixed granule size makes it less free-flowing and therefore less efficient when used in conjunction with Salt Spreaders.  Once dry Road Salt will leave a residue.

Spreadability:  Good

Recommended Products:  Brown De-icing Salt

Road Salt

GRIT

Grit has little or 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

Grit
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