Ice Melters: The Cold Hard Facts
How do ice melters work? While it’s not exactly rocket science, there’s quite a bit of science behind the process. Ice melters lower the freezing point of water. They do this by dissolving in the water found in ice and snow and forming brine.
Now, brine may be a funny sounding word but it’s an absolute necessity for effective de-icing. Brine penetrates the ice layer and then spreads out – breaking the bond between the ice and pavement. When the ice loosens, it can be easily shoveled.
Because Diamond Crystal® ice melters get the better of ice, they provide better traction and help prevent slippage on slick surfaces. Which, of course, make sidewalks and driveways considerably safer.
Diamond Crystal® ice melter products are available in a number of formulations. To combat the countless ways winter likes to rear its ugly – not to mention icy and cold – head. Let us help you discover the one that’s right for you.