Winter is a tough time for many of us, especially for Canadians living in cold, dry climates. Days are shorter, sunny days become less frequent, and overcast skies seem to be the norm. As if the long, grey winter days aren’t enough of a battle from the comfort of your own home, winter weather can often be tough to escape due to ice and snow covered roads.
Winter driving in Canada is especially hard, especially without the right tools at your disposal. While some areas and vehicles make the weather easier to navigate, it’s always a good idea to take precautions when you leave the house. Bulk salt is one of the best ways to prevent ice and snow buildup around your home but here are a few other options you can consider:
Sand is a great way to conquer ice and snow buildup on your driveway and property as it’s a cheap way to create traction on slippery surfaces. However, sand doesn’t solve the problem because ice and snow gets compacted underneath, and might still be slippery once the sand is pushed away.
Liquid deicers and chemical deicing agents can be a strong alternative to bulk salt for ice and snow prevention, and it’s cheap & accessible. However, these agents can be harmful to your driveway, but more importantly, they can even harm you or your pets if used improperly.
By far the best way to prevent and melt ice and snow buildup on driveways, roads, and other hard surfaces is bulk salt. It’s one of the cheapest options, available in large quantities, and is extremely effective at preventing and melting ice and snow. While it may leave temporary stains, it isn’t harmful to you or your pets, making it the best choice this winter.
Don’t struggle with ice and snow buildup this winter. Contact Draglam Salt for all your rock and road salt needs! As Southern Ontario’s #1 salt supplier in the region, you can have salt delivered, salt storage, or onsite facility you can count on Draglam Salt.