See also Snow Removal and Ice Traction and Removal
Snow Shovels and pushers, Snow Blowers
See also Snow Removal
Comparing Five Common Chemicals for deicing at thriftyfun.com
Sodium Chloride (NaCl, a.k.a. Rock Salt)
- Not effective below 25°F
- Can leach into soil
- corrosive to paved surfaces
Calcium Chloride (CaC12)
- Good at temperatures below 25°F
- Less harmful to vegetation.
- About three times more expensive than rock salt, but you only need to use 1/3 as much it.
There are many more.
See Ice Melt products
Use sand, kitty litter, bird seed, chicken grit, oyster shells.
See the Ice Traction page
Snow Removal Tips | Consumer Reports
Removing Ice on Sidewalks and Driveways | ThriftyFun
Best Rock Salt & Ice Melt Reviews - Consumer Reports
7 Tips For Dealing With Winter Weather Conditions - The Simple Dollar
Communications Winter Travel Tips and Information
Frequently Asked Questions - Sidewalk Snow and Ice - OxyChem Calcium Chloride
last updated 1 Feb 2015