Grit For Snow

GRIT FOR SNOW

Get Rid Of Slippery Snow and Ice

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Hi All and welcome to EcoGrit, where our aim is to help protect our environment by reducing the use of rock salt and urea, whilst at the same time offering customers “peace of mind” over the winter period. We offer a safe & convenient way to reduce accidents around the home and if carried in your vehicle, the lesser chance that you become stranded in icy conditions resulting in abandoning your vehicle.

Our products are only sent direct to the consumer and are helping keep places of work, education, worship and construction open. We also supply councils, delivery drivers, taxis, logistical companies and anyone with workers out on the road. Our products are non-corrosive, safe for children, plants & animals (even if ingested), and can be used or stored year after year without any problems.

PET FRIENDLY

Thanks to EcoGrit’s natural products that do not include rock salt or urea, which are both toxic to animals, your pets can be kept safer this winter while your paths and driveways remain free from ice, frost and snow.

WALKWAYS SAFE

Slips and trips on icy patches and snowfalls is one of the most common injuries seen by hospitals in winter. Use EcoGrit to keep your surfaces free from slippery ice and you and your loved ones up on your feet.

Concrete safe

EcoGrit is safe for porous surfaces such as concrete as it doesn’t contain any rock salt or harmful chemicals. Only natural ingredients are found in EcoGrit, which can flow harmlessly away with the melting ice and snow.

 

DRIVEWAYS SAFE

Getting your car off the driveway and out onto the main road can be the hardest part of a winter journey when frozen ice and snow make the driveway impossible to navigate safely. EcoGrit can get you on your way.

Lets not slip and prepare for the winter!

Handheld Ice Melt Shaker – 1.2kg

Handheld Ice Melt Shaker – 1.2kg

£6.66 Excl VAT

£6.66 Excl VATAdd to basket

5kg Ice Melt bucket with scoop

5kg Ice Melt bucket with scoop

£19.99 Excl VAT

£19.99 Excl VATAdd to basket

1.2kg handheld shaker & 5kg bucket with scoop – Non Corrosive
3 x 1.2kg handheld Deicer Spreader

3 x 1.2kg handheld Deicer Spreader

£16.66 Excl VAT

£16.66 Excl VATAdd to basket

20 x 1.2kg Handheld Shaker

20 x 1.2kg Handheld Shaker

£99.99 Excl VAT

£99.99 Excl VATAdd to basket

Buckets of Ice melt

Buckets of Ice melt

£70.83 Excl VAT

£70.83 Excl VATAdd to basket

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£0.83 Excl VAT

£0.83 Excl VATAdd to basket

1 Tonne Deicer Salt Bag

1 Tonne Deicer Salt Bag

£875.00 Excl VAT

£875.00 Excl VATAdd to basket

Bucket Pallets – 1 to 5 layers (20 units per layer )

Bucket Pallets – 1 to 5 layers (20 units per layer )

£360.00£1,540.00 Excl VAT

£360.00£1,540.00 Excl VATSelect options

How To Melt Snow Without Salt?

In the past, a popular way to clear snow and ice from the driveway quickly was to use rock salt, or grit containing sodium chloride derived ingredients. This was because it was cheap, easy to get hold of and seemed to do an effective job. The side effects of using salt to clear driveways were and still are, however, less than desirable. The rock salt itself is harmful to people, pets and wildlife that come into contact with it, causing several health risks if it is ingested by mouth or absorbed into the paws of beloved pets. It can also get into surrounding habitats and ecosystems, including ponds, streams and, ultimately, rivers as melted water runs off the driveway and into nearby soil and storm drains.

The good news is that there is a safer, pet-friendly snow melt alternative out there that does an excellent job without harming the people, pets or environments around it. EcoGrit is organic, made from naturally derived ingredients and is considered by many to be the best way to melt snow on driveways and paths safely and quickly over the winter months. It comes in granular form and can be mixed with water to make a spray for railings playground equipment and padlocks etc.

Why do I need to melt snow on my driveway?

 Back to the question of melting snow and ice on the driveway, however, and this is a crucial job to do in winter for many reasons. It stops people slipping over and suffering injuries such as a broken bone or sprained ankle. It makes it easier for dogs to walk on and protects concrete, tarmac and paving blocks from cracking or crumbling in more extreme temperatures.

It can also help you stay on schedule in the mornings, as your car will be easier to manoeuvre off the driveway if the surface is not slippery or hazardous. You can use EcoGrit on your car windscreen and mirrors too to prevent these from frosting up and remove the onerous job of scraping them clear before setting off to work or errands. You will also need to pay special attention to more troublesome areas such as garden steps, ramps or slopes, as these can be particularly treacherous when covered in snow or black ice and during the early mornings before daylight has fully arrived.

Why shouldn’t I use rock salt?

So what’s the problem with rock salt? Does it really cause so much of a problem? The short answer is, yes it does. As well as the harm to people and animals who ingest or absorb it after deciding to bulk buy salt for snow, causing problems such as dehydration, vomiting, nausea and worse, it is also highly corrosive to surfaces such as concrete and tarmac, plus vehicles like cars and bicycles. The salt can get trapped in the underside of cares and other vehicles very easily, leading to rust and corrosion if left uncleaned. It can also be walked into houses and commercial premises on people’s boots and shoes, damaging carpets, rugs and other types of flooring.

It should especially be avoided in areas such as children’s playgrounds or schools, where there are a lot more people moving about and a higher percentage of children, who can suffer more aggressive side effects and ingest or absorb greater quantities of rock salt, due to their propensity to touch more surfaces while they are playing and exploring outside. Many rock salt grits also contain urea derived products that also cause health issues and corrosion in larger quantities.

What can I use to melt snow?

Opting for a safe, eco-friendly, natural snow de-icer like EcoGrit will remove many of the adverse issues associated with rock salt products. It is safe to put down on exterior surfaces and can be applied the night before, staying effective for up to seven days and down to minus 20 degrees C. Simply apply a liberal amount of granules, spreading them evenly for the best results. For trickier surfaces like railings, door handles and padlocks, you can mix two scoops of EcoGrit granules for every litre of water used to make an effective spray.

You can increase the efficacy of EcoGrit by shovelling away any excess snow before applying the product, as well as keeping an eye on the weather forecast to apply it before a snow fall or frosty night to address problems before they arrive. You can also keep a container of EcoGrit with you at all times in the garage, house and car to be prepared wherever you are and whenever you need it.

How safe is it to drive in the snow?

A snowfall or heavy frost can play havoc with driving schedules as extra time is needed to clear windscreens, check tyres and generally make sure the car is safe to drive. Leave lots of time, not only to clear away any ice or snow but also to be able to drive more slowly than in no-snowy conditions. Drive, steer and accelerate a smoothly and calmly as possible and keep a close eye on the traffic around you and any road signs warning of trouble ahead. Never brake sharply; always do so as gently as you can, especially if you feel the vehicle starting to skid.

Leave plenty of space between you and the care in front – braking distances can increase by up to ten times during snowy conditions. If you feel unsafe to drive, do not attempt to do so and make alternative transport arrangements wherever possible. Take a fully charged mobile phone with you to call for help in an emergency and a spare coat in case you have to wait for help to arrive outside the car. Don’t forget to always have a tub of EcoGrit in the boot for use away from home. It can help stop parked cars slipping on a slope when applied around the tyres and can clear mirrors and windshields fast to ensure that you have as full a view as possible while out on the road to keep you safe.

Snow melts when its temperature rises above zero, turning the frozen flakes back into water. There are many ways to melt snow, including applying an eco-friendly ice melt such as EcoGrit straight onto the affected surface. Please use a safe, sustainable product for this purpose, rather than rock salt or urea-derived products, which can be corrosive and cause harm to surrounding ecosystems, people and pets.

If you have time and know that temperatures will rise above zero, you can wait for nature to take its course and the snow to melt naturally. If, however, you need faster results, use a specially formulated snow and ice melt or grit to remove the ice and add some traction to the surface. Choose an organically derived, a natural product such as EcoGrit to ensure environmentally friendly results.

If you have a large amount of snow on your driveway, the best way to remove it is by using a shovel and digging it out. Pile the snow up somewhere where it won’t be in the way and apply a safe ice melt product like EcoGrit to your driveway to prevent or reduce a subsequent build-up of ice and snow.

Driving in the snow is more dangerous that driving in less treacherous conditions; however, if you take extra care and leave yourself plenty of time to react to the traffic around you, then it is certainly doable. Don’t drive too close to the car in front of you, brake gently and always carry a container of EcoGrit with you on journeys in case you get into trouble away from home.


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