What is IceClear?
IceClear is a totally new ice prevention technology that is easy to use and won't damage plants, pavement or the environment like salt does. Previously reserved for strategic bulk use locations, IceClear is the latest in non-glycol winter technology. IceClear prevents ice from bonding to concrete to make snow and ice removal quick and easy! IceClear does not contain any salts or glycols and has the lowest environmental impact.
Is IceClear Safe?
Yes, IceClear RDF is non-toxic and non-hazardous to plant and animal life. In the environment, it biodegrades readily and completely to carbon dioxide and water. It contains no VOCs, HAPs, heavy metals, or SARA Title III reportable materials, and is low in phosphorus and nitrogen.
What happens to IceClear if it gets into stream or ponds?
IceClear will quickly break down in water. It has a very low Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and does not contain phosphates or urea that tend to promote eutrophication of natural waterways that may subsequently lead to fish-kills.
Where can I use IceClear?
You can use IceClear anywhere around your home or business where ice may develop. Areas to focus on are sidewalks, driveways, stairs, patios, decks, play areas, landings, pet areas, and parking lots.
How safe is IceClear to use?
IceClear® is a safe, economic product that will help you protect your equipment, infrastructure and environment from winter snow and ice. IceClear® is a special blend of materials derived from natural resources. It will not harm metals, concrete or paving and it will not damage lawns, shrubs, or vegetation. Unlike other deicers, IceClear® has absolutely no corrosive chlorides, and it will not track or stain your carpets. Furthermore, IceClear® is a stable product that will not settle, ferment or develop any unpleasant odors.
Can I use IceClear with other products for traction?
Yes, IceClear can work very effectively with traction control products like sand or our own eco-friendly traction product AlfaTrak.
Is IceClear cost effective? Why should I use IceClear when salt is cheaper
Salt may be cheaper in the short run, but you pay for it in the long run in the form of dead or damaged plants, cracked driveways and sidewalks, messy carpets, and faster corrosion on everything you own. IceClear has many advantages over salt: it is non-corrosive, does not harm any plant life (in fact it fertilizes plants once it breaks down), it has no odor and it does not stain (in case you track it into the house).
Is IceClear easy to use?
Yes, IceClear is very easy to use. No mixing is required, just pour it into your sprayer and you're ready to go. Also, it can be left in the pump up sprayer (it does not freeze until -50·F) so it is ready to be used just prior to a storm.
How long will IceClear keep?
IceClear is very stable and will remain effective for years.
Directions For Use:
The amount of IceClear required varies with outside temperature and thickness of snow and ice. One gallon can pre-treat a two-car driveway, plus walkways, multiple times. For best results, use a pressurized sprayer and apply as a pre-treatment prior to snow or ice storms. Pre-treatment 1 to 2 hours before a storm will prevent ice formation and bonding to driveways and walkways, making snow removal quick and easy.
IceClear can be left in the pump sprayer (it does not freeze until -76F) so it is ready to be used just prior to a storm.
Anti-Icing: The most effective use of IceClear is pre-treatment application prior to the start of an icing event. Pre-treatment will prevent ice formation and bonding to concrete. Apply at the rate of 0.5 gallon per 1000 square feet.
De-icing: IceClear is also an excellent de-icer, which can be applied directly to snow and ice. IceClear will penetrate to the driveway or walkway surface, breaking the bond of snow and ice. While the amount of fluid required depends on outside temperature as well as the thickness of the ice film, an application of 1.0 gallon per 1000 square feet is recommended for thin ice and 3.0 gallons per 1000 square feet for ice up to an inch thick.