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The Best Types of Ice Melt Products for Parking Lots & Sidewalks

With winter always just around the corner in Minnesota, one of the challenges that comes with it is making sure that your sidewalks, patios and parking lots are free of snow and ice to remain safe for vehicles and pedestrians. While you may not have control over the weather, it’s important to take control of the safety of your parking lot. One of the ways you can achieve safety is by using ice melt. In this post, we will explore the best types of ice melt for various types of paved surfaces at business properties.

Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride is a popular ice melt for parking lots. It is fast-acting and effective at melting ice at temperatures as cold as -25 without harming concrete. It also has a lower effective temperature than other ice melts, making it an attractive option. However, it can be harmful to plants and concrete, so it should be used with care.

Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride is a good option if you are looking for an eco-friendly option. It is not harmful to plants, pets, or concrete. It is also effective at melting ice in colder temperatures but is slightly slower than calcium chloride. Magnesium chloride is also less corrosive to metal, making it a good option for parking lots.

Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, is a popular option for parking lots due to its affordability. It is effective at melting ice in milder temperatures and is easily accessible. However, it can be harmful to plants and pets, and it is also corrosive to metal such as cars and structures in your parking lot such as street lights, etc.

Premier PM is Your Go-To Choice For Commercial Snow & Ice Removal in the Twin Cities

Whether you have a multi-acre office complex, townhouse complex, or a chain of restaurants throughout the metro, contact the team at Premier Property Maintenance today to schedule a bid for your property.

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