Google ice melt or non-salt ice melt. There are many different kinds that are superior to salt without the harsh side effects like killing plants and ruining concrete. The problem is they are extremely expensive and so are typically only used for sidewalks in high foot traffic areas. salt and sand are used because they are dirt cheap.
In Germany and Austria they use a very small diameter stone on all roads and sidewalks, then in spring they clean it up and recycle it for the next season. This is naturally not as effective as calcium, but of course the people in Europe know how to drive automobiles in harsh conditions, have an inherent awareness of the environment, and will not sue you if they happen to slip while walking on your sidewalk…
Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
If this is your first time on the new site, please click "Forgot your password?". Follow the steps to reset your password. It may be the same as your old one.