5 Things That De-Ice Your Driveway (1/5)

Turn the heat up with five handy ways to keep ice from accumulating on your driveways and walkways.

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Rock Salt

The most common, by far, is rock salt. We drop about five million tonnes of the stuff every year to prevent our driveways, steps and sidewalks from becoming mini skating rinks. The benefit: it’s cheap and available everywhere. The downside: it contains cyanide and chloride, making it dangerous for plants and pets.

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