Best Snow Removal Option In Winter
Q: Does it make a difference what I use to remove snow around my property? Calvin, Parsippany, NJ
A: The 2 main snow and ice removal agents people use are rock salt and calcium chloride. The only real advantage of using rock salt over calcium chloride to remove snow and ice is that rock salt is a little cheaper. However, calcium chloride offers several advantages over rock salt:
One of the most obvious advantages is that calcium can be effective at much colder temperatures than rock salt. Rock salt loses its effectiveness at temperatures below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Also, rock salt poisons soil, damages trees and other vegetation, and damages concrete.
For these reasons, I recommend using calcium chloride over rock salt to remove snow and ice around your property. Thanks for your question, Calvin.
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