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Deicing Your Driveway the ECO Friendly Way

Posted by Greg Elwell on Dec 15, 2011

Did You Know Deicers Can Be Environmentally Harmful?

Depending on which solution is used, concerns might include it washing down into water stores, damaging plants, creating air particulates, or being harmful to animals.  It can also cause damage to home fixtures like wooden steps and may damage asphalt.  Even storing deicing solutions is a careful business, since large amounts can leach into soil and seriously affect nearby waterways.