What driveway deicer to use on asphalt driveway?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by sams, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. sams

    sams Guest

    Hello,

    Iam looking for a driveway deicer which will not ruine the asphalt
    blacktop, concrete sidewalk and safe to environment.

    I did tried using NaCl salt (Sodium Chloride salf for the
    watersoftener), but the concrete sidewalk shows signs to wither, so I
    stoped immediately. I also tried using Calcium Chloride which didnt do
    any harm to blacktop or concrete, but the following spring the flower
    inflower bed didnt bloom well.

    think it sould be of Calcium chloride (CaCl) type instead of Sodium
    Chloride (NaCl Common Salt etc). I dont want to melt it rightaway but
    to give tracking when children walk on black ice.

    Actually thinking of using sand, but do they come in bags or messy to
    use? Where to get cheaper? Would be better to buy in bags and stock up
    in garage.

    Appreciate anyone can share their experience.

    Sam
     
    sams, Dec 8, 2003
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