The use of salt in anti-icing has become standard procedure. Salt does not present a threat to the environment if used properly and has been used to control ice and snow since the 1930s. With a spreading capacity of up to forty feet, tailgate salt spreaders are a good option for commercial use or homeowners. The spreader attaches to the tailgate of a truck without the use of pulleys, sprockets, chains, or belts. The tailgate salt spreader is precise and can be used to maintain driveways, recreational paths, parking lots, and roads.
Another option in snow management is using a liquid deicer. A liquid deicer is applied prior to a snow storm and prevents the bonding of snow and ice to a surface. Heat Wave liquid deicers can be used for winter maintenance purposes in areas up to -25 F. Liquid de-icers are great for anti-icing walking platforms, parking lots, doorways, ramps, loading docks, steps, and sidewalks. Advantages of liquid deicers include providing for low corrosion and being environmentally friendly. In contrast to other anti-icing methods, using a liquid deicer has shown to reduce negative effects on roadside trees and vegetation. Liquid deicers, such as the Heat Wave products, are leading the way to safer winter highways.