Snow questions and advises, products to safely melt ice long Island

By Giuseppe Abbrancati
Calcium chloride is very safe to use on concrete pavers and natural stones.
Shoveling snow off pavers is also safe when stones are frozen the shovel slides off the surface easer. The use of sand is also recommended to create a better grip of the shoes to the floor. The use of a plow over a stone driveway is also ok but the driver as to be knowledgably and also aware of the pavement that he is plowing. Because a plow can damage any type of pavement. It is recommended to keep the plow one inch above the pavement surface and then throw calcium chloride over the left over snow to melt or even some fertilize will work. But also a fiberglass plow is the ideal for snow removal to prevent damages to the pavement. The best way to have snow removed from your driveway is to hire some neighborhood kids and clean it with a shovel this will prevent any damage to occur. It is recommended to throw some ice melt on the driveway, walkway and steps before a snow storm arrives or to wait for the storm to end before you clean the snow. Because the snow will melt if you have ice melter on the pavement and if you clean after the storm the snow is soft and is not packed on to the floor and it is easy to shovel. If rain comes after the snow storm it could melt the snow but it could also create a thick ice sheet
And this could be very dangerous and also very difficult to remove and melt.
It is recommended that you don’t drive over snow because this would flatten the snow and make it very difficult to remove with a shovel and or plow. Gappsi is a provider designer and builder of swimming pools, coping, patios, driveways, paving stones, landscaping, carpentry, natural stones, travertine, limestone, granite, pavers and wall veneers. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please visit our show room at 1015 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown Long Island, e-mails us at or visits our website at We services Nassau and Suffolk county Long Island NY

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