Rock Salt vs Ice Melt

During winter months homeowners and business owners across the country, and especially here in New England, stock up on wholesale ice melt and rock salt to ensure that they can keep their family members and customers safe from slipping hazards like snow and ice. People commonly refer to both rock salt and ice melt as “ice melt” because both products do indeed aid in the melting of ice, but in reality, they are quite different products.

Today, your wholesale ice melt and bulk salt supplier, Blank Industries, LLC will be discussing a few of the key differences in the two substances, some of the benefits of each, as well as the considerations that you should make when choosing a melting aggregate.

Rock Salt

Rock salt has been a staple in ice mitigation for a number of years, solidifying its place as the “go-to” ice melt product. Commonly referred to as “Halite”, rock salts active ingredient is is the mineral that it is comprised of — sodium chloride. Rock salt functions as a snow and ice mitigation tool by penetrating the icy surface and creating saltwater puddles known as brine. Because saltwater has a lower freezing point than freshwater, the rock salt will not only melt the ice, but it will also prevent the water from refreezing. Rock salt got its name, not because the salt is shaped like small rocks, but rather due to the fact that small bits of gravel, dirt, and other aggregates are sometimes mixed into the salt to aid in creating traction for its users.

Why Use Rock Salt?

Rock salt has always been and will continue to be, a popular ice mitigation tool for some time, as it is affordable widely available across the United States. Additionally, it is reliable — always effectively maintaining traction on surfaces that are at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit or more.


Where Can You Buy Bulk Rock Salt?

If you are a business that provides the New England area with rock salt, we understand that you need a lot of it. Additionally, you need a product that you can trust. At Blank Industries, LLC we offer our Cutting EdgeⓇ Rock Salt in bulk to area dealers so that they can ensure that their customers have access to an abundance of effective ice mitigation salt. Contact us today to inquire about becoming a dealer of our Cutting EdgeⓇ Rock Salt in the New England Area.

Ice Melt

Ice melt comes in multiple varieties, with some of the most common typed being comprised of calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride. What sets ice melt products apart from rock salt is that they usually consist of a blend of multiple compounds, rather than being comprised of a single substance. Typically, ice melt works by attracting the moisture of the ice and snow to make a saltwater brine that breaks the bond of the ice to the concrete surface where the ice melt product was applied.  

Why Use Ice Melt?

Ice melt has become increasingly more popular over the last few decades as advancements in technology have allowed for newer, more efficient ice melts to be developed. Additionally, ice melt can functionally operate at lower temperatures than rock salt, making it more efficient in frigid areas. The only issues that ice melt present are their environmental impact, as some brands use harch synthesized chlorides that are unsafe for pets, and local ecosystems.

Where Can You Purchase Wholesale Ice Melt?

At Blank Industries, LLC we offer our proprietary ice melt blend to the New England area. Cutting EdgeⓇ Pro Powerwelt + is a high-tech ice melt that has been designed to be more effective in melting ice while making less of an environmental impact than traditional ice melt brands — in fact, our product is safer for pets than our competitors. Additionally, our wholesale ice melt is specially designed to be non-tracking, non-caking, and less corrosive to concrete. If you are interested in providing your customers with ice melt from a top ice melt manufacturer in the New England area, we urge you to contact us and ask about becoming a dealer.

Ice Melt Vs. Rock Salt: What Do You Need?

There are a lot of things that you should consider when choosing what product, ice melt or rock salt, to provide to your customers — after all, the product that you choose has direct implications to the safety of your customers and their loved ones.

If your business resides in an area where only the most basic requirements of melting ice need to be made,  bulk rock salt might be the best purchase for your business. On the other hand, if your business is located in an area that oftentimes finds itself struggling with heavy ice and snow accumulation, wholesale ice melt may be the better choice.

Regardless of if you need bulk rock salt or wholesale ice melt in the New England area, we urge you to contact us at Blank Industries, LLC to inquire about our prices, as well as becoming a dealer of our Cutting EdgeⓇ products.

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Whether you are looking for mulch and topsoil to sell to your customers in the summer, or ice mitigation applications to sell to your customers in the winter, we urge you to come to check out our extensive inventory of wholesale landscaping products today. It is our goal as a landscaping material manufacturer to provide our dealers with the best products at the best wholesale prices. If you are interested in becoming a dealer of our Cutting EdgeⓇ products, we urge you to contact us today.

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