Salt and Ice Melt: Which one should I use?

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Salt & Ice Melt FAQ's:


You carry salt & 2 different types of ice melt. What should I choose?

Kathy: It really depends where you are going to use it. Think of the areas on your property where you would spread anti-slip products. Ordering the right product for each area is the smart way of de-icing. Below are some guidelines when choosing an ice melt product:

  • Salt
    Asphalt parking lots and driveways (think ‘cars’)
  • Remdal Classic Ice Melt
    Walkways (think ‘people walking their dogs’). This product has aggregate for instant traction.
  • Eco Safe Melt
    Great for building entry (think porch, steps and threshold). This product is simply potassium with no aggregate. That means no mess dragged into the lobby or entrances!

Why is Remdal Classic ice melt so popular?

Kathy: The ice melt is potassium & aggregate. Custom-made for Remdal, it has NO sodium, and so safer for pets, grass & concrete. It provides instant traction for walkways, and is definitely an eco-friendly product.

What about clean-up?

Kathy: If you have a building entry to de-ice or you want absolutely no mess to clean up after - you're best off with Eco Safe Melt - it does not contain aggregate, so no worry of it getting into your lobby to soil the carpet or scratch the tiles!

Should I get bags or pails - what's the difference?

Kathy: Initially we just had bags. However, people kept asking us to come up with something easier, so we created an easy-to-handle pail that is only 25 pounds. With an easy-to-open lid you can dispense the product right out of the pail! And, it's refillable so you really need to buy it only once.

Some strata purchase one pail per 'door' in the complex, so the owners can spread the ice-melt in front of their unit as much as they need to, when they need it. The pail also looks neater in your storage area, and keeps the ice-melt contained, not on your floor. So it's a win-win!

We need a lot of salt and ice melt. How much is in each bag?

  • Safe-T Salt: 44 lb. bags (56 bags in a skid)
  • Classic Ice Melt: 55 lb. bags (40 bags in a skid)
  • Eco Safe: 40 lb. bags (55 bags in a skid)


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