Combat slip and falls without damaging your driveway

Rohinton Gatta

Rohinton Gatta


As the winter weather in southern Ontario continues, many homeowners are looking for ways to keep their driveways and sidewalks clear and safe. One popular solution is to use salt and ice melt products. However, when it comes to stone driveways, it’s important to use the right products and take proper precautions to avoid damage.

When applying salt or ice melt products to a stone driveway, it’s important to use a product that is specifically formulated for use on stone surfaces. Products that contain calcium chloride or potassium chloride are often considered the safest options for stone driveways, as they are less likely to cause damage. Additionally, it’s important to be careful with the amount of product you use. Over-applying salt or ice melt can cause the stone to become etched or discolored.

Another important consideration is that some stone types such as Limestone and Sandstone are more porous and absorbent than others, so they may be more susceptible to damage from salt and ice melt products.

It’s also a good idea to clean the stone driveway thoroughly after the snow and ice have melted to remove any remaining salt or ice melt residue. This will help to prevent any long-term damage to the stone.

If you’re in need of salt and ice melt products for your stone driveway in southern Ontario, look no further. Ferrell Builders’ Supply offers a wide selection of high-quality, stone-safe products that will help you keep your driveway clear and safe all winter long. Visit our website or contact us today to place an order and ensure your stone driveway is protected this winter. Don’t wait, get your order in today, before the next winter storm hits.

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