Mason Mark McCullough provides a general introduction of a few alternative wintertime methods for de-icing driveways and sidewalks in this video. and the effects that deicers have on various kinds of stonework.
There are several types of ice melts that can effectively melt ice on driveways. The best ice melt for your driveway will depend on various factors such as the type of surface, temperature, and the severity of the ice buildup.
Kevin O’connor is then shown by mason Mark McCullough how to select the best ice melt for your driveway and pathways.
Basically, Packaged deicing salts and sand are the two ingredients that are used to make surfaces less slick in the winter.
Kevin is shown the sand/salt combo de-icer, which is Mark’s third category. Mixes are typically a good option since you may lower the quantity of salt in the mix, minimizing harm to walkways and the environment, while still giving some Ice melting ability and traction from the sand.
Mark explains that while using salt is an option.
It is bad for concrete on asphalt. By amplification of the freeze-thaw cycle, salt can over time erode the concrete’s structural integrity. It is where fractures and potholes come from.