Essential De-Icer is the eco-friendly alternative to rock salt. Its main use is as a modern version of driveway salt for Paths, Drives, Car Parks and Patios. It’s suitable for Concrete, Tarmac, Patio Slabs, Block Paving and Imprinted Concrete. Essential De-Icer is the safest and most cost-effective alternative to the corrosive salt-based de-icing products available today. For many years, rock salt has been used to melt snow. However, Essential De-Icer is much more effective and eco-friendly as a de-icer for driveways.
Essential De-Icer provides a safe solution to any slippery ice or snow-covered surface. It works equally well during spells of freezing rain and severe cold. One cup full of the product will be enough to make safe any area about the size of a parking space. As a driveway, patio or decking de-icer it is the most effective snow and ice melting product on the market today.
For added convenience, it comes in a granular form for ease of transportation and application. It is also far more effective at melting ice than rock salt. 1kg of product covers approximately the equivalent area of 5 kg of rock salt. Therefore, it’s a cleaner, more cost-effective alternative for clearing snow and ice from driveways, paths and patios.
The best De-Icer for Driveways
Essential De-Icer is the proven alternative to rock salt for de-icing drives, paths, patios and concrete. For its environmental benefits and for practical reasons, Essential De-icer is now being widely adopted. It works more quickly than salt and remains effective at far lower temperatures. It is recommended to use the product sparingly before the ice starts to form, or the snow starts to fall, for best results. This method of using the de-icer will prevent the ice from forming or the snow from settling. Essential De-Icer can be effective for up to 48 hours and can be re-applied at any time to clear snow and ice.
If the snow is already present, try to sweep away as much as possible. This will reduce the amount of de-icing product required. Simply sprinkle the granules over the surface and watch it instantly go to work on melting snow and ice. It quickly penetrates through ice and snow, instantly starting to break down the bond between the ice and the treated surface. Before your eyes, you will see the ice simply start melting away!
Essential De-Icer is environmentally friendly and contains no rock salt, driveway salt or other harmful ingredients. It is safe to use in all private and public areas including car parks and pedestrian areas. The product is safe to touch during application and will not ‘burn’ or damage neighbouring grassed areas. Other forms of vegetation such as plants and soil will not be adversely affected if the product is used within adjacent areas or runoffs. Essential De-Icer is safe for you, your family, customers, employees, property and wildlife. In addition, it will not cause any long-term harm if it’s accidentally consumed by children or pets. As our product contains no rock salt, it will not corrode any form of metal. The rusting of vehicles or plant equipment can be a thing of the past!
Melt Snow faster than Driveway Salt
This type of product uses advanced ice-melting technologies, which has led to it being widely adopted by many commercial businesses and councils. It is now extensively used by Airports, Rail Operators, Car Parks, Local Authorities and facilities management companies across the UK.
Many people are quite rightly wary of using rock salt around concrete and other concrete based materials. Once laid, concrete continues to harden over time. This means that in the first 12-24 years it is relatively ‘soft’ in comparison to concrete that has been laid for a longer period. New concrete is particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of rock salt. This form of damage can lead to surface spalling, crumbling and general degradation of the concrete. Once this type of damage occurs it is very difficult to repair and will impact the appearance of the surface. Essential De-Icer can be applied to any age of concrete to melt snow without risk of harming the surface. The same applies to brickwork if the product is accidentally sprayed onto the lower brick courses of any property it will not damage the brick or change its appearance.
A New Type of Driveway Salt
People are now looking for alternatives to using de-icing salt for keeping their paths, drives, car parks or patios free from ice and snow. When large quantities of salt get into ponds, lakes and reservoirs it effectively acts as a pollutant, harming all forms of aquatic life and vegetation. Another nasty bi-product of rock salt is the dirty residue that it creates. If walked into residential homes or commercial properties, the mucky, salty residue can cause staining and unsightly marks to carpets and flooring. This staining can be very hard to remove, leading to time-consuming and expensive cleaning treatments being required.
An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Rock Salt
Over the years for different reasons people have looked for alternatives to using rock salt or driveway salt as a de-icer for driveways. This is especially true for block paving, tarmac, imprinted concrete and natural stone paths, patios and drives. In due course, when the weather improves, you may find it beneficial to use our block paving cleaner or tarmac sealer. Decking is another surface that can get very slippery so Essential De-Icer is used widely as a decking de-icer for added safety. When the weather improves, you can use our Deck Cleaner to get rid of grime, moss and algae which also makes it slippery when wet.
The most widely used de-icer for driveways over the years has been sand. Although it will not melt the snow or ice, and will greatly improve traction and a relatively small sprinkling should be effective for a few days. It is also cheap when compared with some other options available. One of the downsides of using sand is that it does not melt snow or ice and can prove to be quite messy.
So, why not give Essential De-Icer a try? For 1st-time users, we have a 100g sample pot available. The product is then available to purchase in 3, 5, 10 and 20 kg containers. For commercial customers, larger quantities are available upon request. Please get in touch for further information or advice. Delivery is free, normally within 1-2 days of ordering (excluding weekends).