Liquid Snow Shovel is an Anti-bonding and De-icing agent which is exothermic and hygroscopic by nature. Since Liquid Snow Shovel is generating heat and is already in the brine state before contact with the surface, it is capable of melting snow and ice at a faster rate than dry sodium chloride (rock salt).
Liquid Snow Shovel can leave the pavement and concrete surface actively melting for several days. When you use sodium chloride (rock salt), it becomes inactive in a much shorter period on time with no residual affects. Liquid Snow Shovel provides effective liquid ice control when applied either before or after a snow or ice storm.
When used prior to the storm, Liquid Snow Shovel inhibits the bonding of snow and ice to the pavement or concrete, making it easier for snowplows and snow shoveling to clear snow down to the bare pavement. When used after the storm, Liquid Snow Shovel is active immediately melting the snow on contact, keeping sidewalks and parking lots clear down to the bare pavement depending on weather conditions.
The following table shows the lowest practical temperature for commonly used deicer materials.
Material: Lowest Practical Temperature
– Liquid Snow Shovel: -25 degrees Fahrenheit
– Magnesium chloride: +5 degrees Fahrenheit
– Sodium chloride (salt): +20 degrees Fahrenheit
– Potassium chloride: +25 degrees Fahrenheit
– Urea: +25 degrees Fahrenheit
Liquid Snow Shovel will set into the pore of the pavement or concrete and can not be displaced from the parking lot or sidewalk. As much as 80% of rock salt that is applied is wasted, because there is no bond to the pavement or concrete. Liquid Snow Shovel has no effect on vegetation or concrete when applied correctly and is less corrosive then rock salt.