Ice & Snow Products
Buying Guide

We offer a wide variety of ice melt products to cover all of your snow and ice removal needs. From pure calcium chloride to pet-friendly, eco-friendly and high-performing blends, you are sure to find a solution that will perform in the harshest winter storm.

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Traction Melt CI

Traction Melt CI Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt

Traction Melt CI® is an advanced ice melt formula enhanced with a corrosion inhibitor. Liquid magnesium chloride encapsulates each sodium chloride granule for fast-acting, environmentally-friendly ice control. This is a very popular product used by many state and city departments of transportation. Melts to: 0°F

Excel Calcium Chloride

Excel Calcium Chloride Ice Melt

Excel™ Calcium Chloride is a high-powered ice melt capable of melting snow and ice two to five times faster than rock salt and blended ice melts. This product is also popular in the ready-mix industry, enabling faster setting times, reducing curing and decreasing finishing times. Calcium chloride pellets are the best and most efficient in the industry. Melts to: -25°F

De-icing Salt

Deicing Rock Salt

Rock salt, also known as sodium chloride, is the simplest and cheapest ice melt option. Sodium chloride requires multiple applications to be effective. Melts to: 25°F

Road Runner Ice Melt

Road Runner Blended Ice Melt

Road Runner is one of our most popular brands. The combination of calcium chloride pellets, magnesium chloride pellets and sodium chloride makes Road Runner a fast-acting and reasonably priced ice melt. Very few blends use premium pellets, which allow the product to melt faster, longer and at lower temperatures. Melts to: -15°F

Green Scapes Ice Melt

Greenscapes Ice Melt

Greenscapes™ is an eco-friendly ice melt. Blended with magnesium chloride and infused with Ice Ban®, Greenscapes is an innovative product that is safer for sidewalks and vegetation. This environmentally-friendly option also features a green color indicator that makes for easier and fewer applications. Melting Point -10°F

Road Runner Pet Friendly Ice Melt

Pet-Friendly Ice Melt

Magnesium chloride pellets are one of the best ice melts available. This eco-friendly solution is less corrosive than rock salt and safer for plants and pets. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, magnesium is considerably gentler than many common ice melts. Melts to: -15°F

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Compare Ice Melt Agents Used in Ice Melts

There are different things you should consider when choosing an ice melt. What is the climate in your area? Will the ice melt ingredients damage concrete, pavement, railings or other structures and carpets? How will the ice melts affect the environment? Check out the pros and cons of different ingredients.

Calcium Magnesium Acetate Sodium Chloride Rock Salt Calcium Chloride Magnesium Chloride


Very effective for concrete-heavy areas that cannot suffer damage, such as parking garages

Less corrosive than chloride-based products

Environmentally friendly when used in small amounts
Most commonly used

Gives off heat as it melts, which makes it work faster

Has a lower environmental impact than other chemicals

More effective than sodium chloride and fast-acting

Safe for concrete
Environmentally friendly

Fast-acting and more effective at deicing than rock salt

Safer around pets


More expensive, costing up to 30 times more than rock salt

Can make pavement slippery and can refreeze

Can damage concrete
Can damage asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, metal, grass, plants and wood decks

Do not use on concrete less than one year old

Can contaminate groundwater and is lethal to pets
Damages carpet and tiles and corrodes metal

Over-application can damage plants
Over-application can damage plants

Corrodes metals and draws moisture from air (if too much moisture is drawn, it can keep the pavement wet)

Lethal to pets that suffer from kidney disease if ingested

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Q: How does ice melt work?

A: Ice melts lower the freezing point of snow and ice below 32°F. This creates a brine that melts the snow.

Q: Which ice melt is right for me?

A: Consider your climate, budget and environment when you select an ice melt. Your products must work with your area's atmospheric moisture, average snowfall and temperature extremes, etc. Additionally, consider safety factors. Is simply melting the ice enough? Will you need traction or a color indicator?

Q: How can I prevent damage to my concrete?

A: When you apply ice melt to concrete, the concrete absorbs moisture. Slush that is not cleared away can refreeze. This naturally-occurring freezing and thawing cycle puts added pressure on the concrete. Remove slush to reduce the freezing and thawing cycle and the risk of flaking. Read the product instructions before use.

Q: Is ice melt safe to use around my vegetation?

A: All ice melts are safe to use around vegetation when the directions on the bag are followed. Greenscapes™ Ice Melt is a product option for those concerned about the environment. It is comprised of natural ingredients that are gentler on vegetation.

Q: What is the difference between ice melt pellets and flakes?

A: Ice melts penetrate the ice and snow to break the bond with the pavement. When pellets encounter a small area of ice, they quickly bore down to the surface. Flakes, on the other hand, have a larger surface area and penetrate slower.

Q: Can I apply ice melt to new concrete?

A: Ice melts should not be applied to concrete that is less than one year old.

Q: Do you recommend using ice melt on roofs?

A: No. The majority of ice melts contain chloride, which is corrosive and not meant for roofs or gutters.

Q: Why do some ice melts harden and clump in storage?

A: Weather affects ice melts. Ice melts do not like humidity, unstable temperatures or the elements. Calcium sucks the moisture out of the air and creates clumping.