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What is the best way to apply ice melt?

Once you have your melting agent selected, you need the right tool to get it on the ground. Uneven distribution can cause areas with too much ice melt, which can lead to puddling and leaks into your yard, so it’s best to use a broadcast spreader.

Broadcast spreaders cover a wide area, so you’re out in the cold for less time. The ice melt loads into the top and is funneled through a sprayer in the bottom. There’s no better way to get a fast, even spread on your driveway.

But for sidewalks and other narrower spaces, we recommend a hand-held spreader, which have a smaller broadcast radius and more direction control.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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