Living in Calgary, where winters may be severe and landscape beauty is essential, choosing the correct ice melt solution becomes critical. Traditionally, ice melt products were harmful to both capital investments and the environment, damaging plants and animals. However, as responsible stewards of Calgary’s outdoor areas, Landgraf Lawn Care is glad to give information on eco-friendly ice melt options.
Below is our Top 2 Choices for Commercial and Residential Properties
#1. Tillsonbrands™ Iceshield™ Premium Ice Melter w/CMA: Unmatched For Residential Properties
For a residential property, consider Tillsonbrands™ Iceshield™ Premium Ice Melter w/CMA.
Elevate your winter preparedness with Tillsonbrands™ Iceshield™ Premium Ice Melter w/CMA. This exceptional product combines state-of-the-art ice-melting technology from the aviation industry with the superior anti-corrosive and residual effect properties of Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA).
Key Features of Tillsonbrands™ Iceshield™:
- Before-the-Storm Anti-Icing Benefits:
Gain the upper hand with Iceshield™ by enjoying its effective anti-icing benefits before the storm hits, ensuring a proactive approach to winter weather challenges.
- Impressive Melting Capability:
With the ability to melt down to -26°F/-32°C, Iceshield™ is a powerful solution that keeps surfaces clear and safe in even the harshest cold spells.
- Smart Melt[R] Technology:
Iceshield™ incorporates Smart Melt[R] Technology, utilizing an advanced blend of polyols, organic salts, and bio-additives. This technology ensures faster ice melt, reduced corrosion, and pet-friendly characteristics.
- Instant Snow and Ice Melting:
Iceshield™ lives up to its promise by melting snow and ice on contact, creating an anti-ice barrier for sustained protection.
Choose Tillsonbrands™ Iceshield™ for a premium ice-melting experience that prioritizes performance, safety, and the well-being of your property.
#2. Eco Melt – SmartMelt®: A Winter Essential for Commercial Properties.
When it comes to choosing the right ice melt for Calgary winters, look no further than Eco Melt – SmartMelt®. This product boasts a unique set of features that make it a standout choice for tackling icy challenges in our city.
SmartMelt® Technology takes center stage as a third-generation advanced engineered blend of polyols, organic salts, and bio additives encapsulating a non-organic chloride. This cutting-edge blend offers the greatest ice melt capacity, lowest corrosion, and overall performance unmatched by any other granular de-icer in its class.
Key Features of Eco Melt – SmartMelt®:
- Quicker Ice Melt Activation in Low Temperatures:
Eco Melt demonstrates a rapid ice melt activation, even in the coldest temperatures. Its efficiency ensures your pathways and surfaces stay clear, providing enhanced safety for pedestrians and vehicles. Melts down to -5° F/-20.5° C
- Pet-Friendly Formula:
Worried about your furry friends? Eco Melt – SmartMelt® is pet-friendly, giving you peace of mind while keeping your surroundings safe and ice-free.
- No Tracking or Staining:
When used as directed, Eco Melt leaves no tracks or stains on front entrances, maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your property.
- Anti-Ice Barrier Feature:
The unique anti-ice barrier feature of Eco Melt helps prevent snow and ice buildup, offering an additional layer of protection against winter weather challenges.
- Reduced Corrosion to Vehicles & Property:
Eco Melt goes beyond melting ice; it actively works to reduce corrosion on vehicles and property. This ensures longevity and minimizes the impact of winter conditions.
Understanding the Science Behind Ice Melt
In the very core of our city, where snowy walks and frozen pavements are commonplace, it is critical to know how ice melt works. These substances, which are often made up of the elements sodium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride, are substances that dissolve the link between snow and ice and the surfaces to which they adhere. While effective, excessive usage of chlorides has been linked to considerable environmental harm.
Reducing Chlorides for Safer Ice Melts
Landgraf Lawn Care recognizes the importance of reducing chlorides for safer ice melts. Choosing products that melt effectively at lower use rates and employing color markers to prevent over-application is key. Opting for solutions that contain, a low (30%) chloride option that starts melting in seconds at lower temperatures, demonstrates our commitment to environmentally responsible practices. Incorporating corrosion inhibitors and non-staining food-grade color markers.
Sustainable Innovations in Ice Melt Products
Corrosion inhibitors are examples of innovations that not only preserve metal but also help to sustainability by minimizing metal fatigue. The use of food-grade color markers improves visibility while also breaking down fast under UV radiation, reducing the impact on plants. Effective ice melt products should have the appropriate particle size to do the task without lingering on surfaces.
Partnering for Winter Safety
At Landgraf Lawn Care, we look forward to partnering with you in keeping Calgary’s parking lots, walkways, and entrances clean and safe throughout the winter season. Together, let’s make our city’s outdoor spaces shine, even in the face of icy challenges.