When applying bagged ice melt materials to sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, etc., it is very likely that at some point along the way, once a store bought plastic bag of salt is opened, you will have unused material leftover. Since bagged ice melt material is expensive, it is very prudent to do what you can to save the unused ice melt material in a manner so it can be used at a later date. Simply rolling closed the open plastic bag is a crapshoot at best. If the contents are allowed to become wet or even draw moisture from the air (hygroscopic materials – calcium chloride in particular), it will harden, clump and become nearly impossible to apply in an effective manner.
Store your open ice melt material in a plastic 5 or 6 gallon bucket WITH A RESEALABLE AIR-TIGHT LID!
Beyond storing unused ice melt material at the end of a winter weather event, keep a few additional covered buckets pre-loaded and ready to go before the storm arrives. A bucket of salt is so much easier to handle than a clumsy, wet or sometimes snow covered plastic bag.
Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any snow and ice related service you may require. We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to being of assistance to you. Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!