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Ice Melt ProductsYou will need to buy ice melt products.

It is inevitable. We will be getting snow and ice at some point this winter. We want you to be prepared so we have completed our annual survey of ice melt products that are available at local stores.

It is important to understand which salt products to use in different situations so that you do not do damage to walkways and plants.

Sodium chloride is what is usually thought of as standard rock salt and can be used on asphalt driveways. It should not be used on concrete, flagstone or brick surfaces as it will these materials to break up. Excessive Sodium chloride will also damage lawns and plants.

Materials such as calcium chloride, magnesium chloride and potassium chloride are all less likely to damage concrete, flagstone or brick surfaces.

All salts can damage lawns and plants if over applied.

This year, we visited:

  • Lowe’s in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Home Depot in Germantown, Maryland
  • Giant in Rockville, Maryland
  • Safeway in Darnestown, Maryland

Here are our findings:

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There you have it. Our Annual Ice Melt Product Survey. We recommend stocking a few bags now, before you need it.

Be safe!


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