We just moved to a new house and the driveway is quite steep and winding and I know that it will be really icy so I'm trying to figure out now what the best thing to use for it is.I've heard of using rock salt to de-ice and sand for traction as well as this stuff you can get off of Amazon but I can't remember the name of it.
Anyone have any tips?
*Edited to add*
I forgot to mention that parking at the bottom of our driveway isn't an option because our neighbors detatched garage is down there which we would block if we ever parked there, so that's out.Our only other option would be to park down on the street which is quite a walk and also not very safe.
We keep a bag of salt for spots that do become solid ice, but generally try to avoid it because of it being toxic to the environment and especially animals frequently crossing our driveway.
Personally, I rather like gravel. Because once the winter snow melts, it is a lot easier to deal with than sand. "Just" (it is heavy work) to take a broom and a shovel, and shovel as much of it as possible into your gravel container for next year. You will loose some...but not that much. Plus, it gives better traction for walking on than does just sand. Oh, and sand vs. gravel coming indoors...much better with gravel, since most of it scrapes right of with the snow.
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