Mistake #3 - Applying It Wrong
Reading directions is important to determine quantity and to ensure you are using the product correctly. Pre-application is ideal as an initial deterrent before snow falls. If you are aware a storm is coming, getting the Ice Melt down first can have a huge impact on the ice and snow removal and the application cycle.
Putting deicer on a 10” snow pile simply doesn’t work. Ice Melt must be applied on the ground for it to be effective. If it can’t be put down prior to the storm, the product should be spread before precipitation freezes, as soon as possible thereafter, or immediately after the snow has been cleared.