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Old 01-28-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Today was 60 degrees. It is going to get cold over the next few days and we "may" have snow and ice. After that...50 degrees? Let it MELT!

Vicki
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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mix sodium chloride (crushed rock salt) and sand, spread evenly and you're good to go!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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I always believed that all that salt would damage the grass or burn it so I just shovel it off. No big deal.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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If we just have snow and no ice, then driving on the snow and packing it down with the weight of your car is the surest way to turn it into ice. Either way, go get a big bag of rock salt (it works way better than any other de-icing chemical pellets) to make sure you can thaw the ice.

We won't have to get into when the temperature is too cold for salt to work... That won't be an issue here, but my fellow former northerners know what I'm talking about.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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I'd shovel it before anyone starts walking on it or driving on it.

The sun is so warm, that if most of the snow is lifted off the driveway, the sun will melt it and dry it pretty quickly. We often have a clear driveway long before the roadways are cleared. I've even used a broom to sweep the snow off if it isn't too dense/wet snow.
This is the correct answer. Don't bother with salt. It is going to be sunny on Sunday, so shovel before then and let mother nature take care of the rest.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If we just have snow and no ice, then driving on the snow and packing it down with the weight of your car is the surest way to turn it into ice. Either way, go get a big bag of rock salt (it works way better than any other de-icing chemical pellets) to make sure you can thaw the ice.

We won't have to get into when the temperature is too cold for salt to work... That won't be an issue here, but my fellow former northerners know what I'm talking about.
^that we do. i just assumed it would melt here without needing to do anything to it anyways, but i guess if we do get several inches and a few cold days it would suck.

my suggestion: Heated Driveway Systems - costs, options, & local installers
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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That has to be a joke, right?
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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That has to be a joke, right?

always
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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K just checking there was no smilie

Some people would take you seriously!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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^that we do. i just assumed it would melt here without needing to do anything to it anyways, but i guess if we do get several inches and a few cold days it would suck.

my suggestion: Heated Driveway Systems - costs, options, & local installers
Love it!

Almost as good as painting your grass green during the drought!

Vicki
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