Why You Should NEVER Salt Your Driveway!
Salt not only makes your popcorn taste better, but it's also great for melting ice. Salt lowers the freezing point of water and works wonders on our roads. Around the Tri-Cities and other areas, the liquid that snow plows spray behind their trucks is a salt and water mixture. And while there will be pot holes to deal with in the spring, they are not generally caused by salt. Salt on asphalt is generally okay, but that's the opposite of salt on concrete. Salt likes to erode concrete and once it seeps deep enough, it can also weaken the Rebar underneath. So it's best to use one the non-salt ice-melt products available just about anywhere. Don't panic if you've already put salt on your driveway. You may or may not see a few pock marks here and there in your concrete this Spring, but it's best not to use salt again.