Have you ever used salt based ice removal products and when spring arrived noticed that your sidewalk was chipping and crumbling or your lawn was damaged? Salt is a very effective ice buster but it and some other ice removal products can literally eat your sidewalk and kill your grass.
When rock salt melts, it releases chloride which can damage concrete and metal. It can also damage fabric so if you track it into your vehicle it can eat the carpets and cause the floorboards to rust. Runoff from salted roads and sidewalks can also get into the groundwater, streams, and lakes.
If you want to keep your sidewalk and driveway safe and green, here are a few alternatives to rock salt.
The best way to control ice on sidewalks and driveways is to remove snow as soon as it falls. Now that gardening season over, 5 Star Landscaping can provide you with full snow and ice removal services.