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Major Snowstorm In Utah: Tips For Melting Ice On Your Driveways


In this blog post, we’ll provide you with valuable tips for melting ice on your driveways safely and effectively, with a focus on using SafePaw ice melt – a pet-safe and eco-friendly alternative to regular salt and chemical ice melts. Read on to learn how you can protect your pets, property, and the environment this winter season.

UTAH – A major storm continued to dump snow on Utah early Wednesday, delaying or canceling dozens of Salt Lake City flights and prompting most schools in northern Utah to cancel classes, delay start times or shift to online learning.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 p.m., with additional accumulations of 4-9 inches possible in the Salt Lake Valley, along with 2-5 inches possible in Weber, Davis, Cache, and Utah, and eastern Box Elder counties. In some areas, those totals could be even higher.

After rolling in late Tuesday, the storm had already left more than a foot or more of snow overnight in some areas. The Utah Department of Transportation advised drivers to stay off the roads “until conditions improve.”


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Tips for Effective Snow and Ice Removal From Your Driveways

Don’t Shovel

Pavers are composed of concrete, so they are quite strong. But if plowed with a metal shovel, it may chip it off or scratch it.

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Don’t Use Rock Salt

Don’t use any salt or chloride-based or magnesium-based ice melt on your paver as it may cause irreparable damage to it. It may also cause premature aging of your paver. The most common ice melt, rock salt, only lowers the refreezing temperature to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It means that ice melt from rock salt will thaw and refreeze anytime the temperature fluctuates above and below 20 degrees, thus causing further damage.

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Don’t Leave It Wet

Sitting water can cause the development of algae and moss on your pavers. Apart from that, we have already discussed how it can seep in and cause freezing and cracking. When the water seeps through cracks, pores, and crevices in the pavers, the real damage happens. It results in the widening of gaps. Covering the cracks with a sealant prevents the moisture from getting in.

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Use A Safe Ice Melt 

Using a safe ice melt is not an option. However, knowing what is safe and what is not could be confusing. To make it easy for you, remember one thumb rule- if it has chloride in its blend, it’s not safe. Chloride-based ice melt may seem cheaper but proves to be highly damaging to property and machinery.

Chlorides are highly corrosive and can damage concrete and other surfaces after prolonged use. Moreover, they can corrode machinery and vehicles. Hence, a safer choice is chloride-free, natural ice melt.

Use Appropriate Quantities Of Ice Melt

It’s a myth that using more ice melt will speed up the ice-melting process. Instead, it damages the surfaces, and environment and results in product wastage. In addition, each ice melt product is different. As a result, it’s critical to use safe ice melt and read the product’s application instructions before using it.

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By following these tips for melting ice, including using the right tools, avoiding harmful chemicals, and staying aware of surrounding conditions, you can ensure a safer and smoother winter season. Stay warm and stay safe!

Safe Paw is the safest salt to use on concrete driveways and roads. It is not only safe for pets and kids; it is a great alternative to rock salt too. It will save you millions of dollars in repairs and boost plant growth. 

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