Asked by: Ettore Crisanasked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020
Can you pre salt a driveway?
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In this regard, when should you salt your driveway?
When the temps outside get close to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or colder, your salt is going to stop working, and the stuff that melted earlier is going to freeze again. When the temps are warm enough for salting your driveway and sidewalk when you salt matters, it takes a few hours for the salt to do its job.
Additionally, how do you spread salt on a driveway? Make sure you wear gloves. Or place the salt in a bucket so you don't have to carry around a heavy bag of salt/ice melt. Make sure you spread it evenly. If you mess up and place too much salt in one area, use a broom or water to spread it out.
Also, do you salt before or after it snows?
Rock salt is meant to be put down before snow falls, and keeps it from sticking to the surface, says Nichols. "But most people shovel, get it clear, then put down the salt. If you salt and then get snow on top it can turn to mush underneath and then it gets hard to shovel."
Should I salt my driveway before freezing rain?
If it's a small amount, leaving snow on the ground before a freezing drizzle can result in snow with a crust that is easily removed; the same little bit of rain can turn cleared areas in to ice rinks. If it's a more substantial amount, pre-applying salt is probably the best you can do.