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    Default Best ways to clear snow off driveway?

    I was just wondering if anyone had any 'old wives tale' remedies for clearing snow off the driveway?

    I don't have access to any grit where I live, and I've tried shovelling but this still leaves a layer of ice.



    I know salt can clear it, but table salt seems to be rubbish, and hardly does anything.




    Just wondered what other people do...

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    I hear WD40 is a good deicer according to someone's neighbors!!!! LOL

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    Ideally, you should prepare the surface BEFORE the ice or snow
    Boil some well salted rice, but don't cook it!
    Don't use table or Lo salt, use PROPER salt!
    Once cooled, throw liberally and evenly where required
    Works wonders, as the rice absorbs the salt and then releases it on the ground

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    Remove the top layer of fresh snow

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    Apply rock salt, Calcium Chloride, or Magnesium Chloride
    However, don't use either of these last two near plants!

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    Use rock salt, much cheaper than table salt, get it down before it snows or gets icy. Use a snow shovel to remove the snow.

    Be careful - if you clear your drive less than perfectly and anyone slips on it, eg delivery man, you'll be liable for damages - if you do nothing there's no liability, perverse but true.

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    time for me to find an icey driveway while on the line to claims direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    i like this method very much and put your turkey in the way and two jobs done at once

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    Big bucket of salt, a spade, brush and the missus whilst I sit in with a cuppa, remote and tv sorted!

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    Big shovel if snow already there. Or as stated above Rock Salt to prepare before hand although, salt won't stop a heavy snow fall laying on your drive, it should melt a lot quicker.

    B&Q sell big bags for Rock Salt for £3.98.

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    wonder what a leaf blower is like, seen the yanks blow the snow off.

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