Features & Benefits!

Ice B'Gone Magic® VS. Rock Salt Comparison Chart

Rock Salt VS.Ice B'Gone Magic
Straight Rock Salt Ice B'Gone Magic
2-3 tons=1 ton
4000 - 6000 lbs=2000 lbs


Sand/Salt Mix VS.Ice B'Gone Magic
Sand/Salt Mix   Ice B'Gone Magic
Mix RatioWeight# of Tons = # of tons
60/401200/8005 - 6.25 tons = 1 ton
70/301400/6006.67 - 8.34 tons = 1 ton
80/201600/40010 - 12.5 tons = 1 ton
90/101800/20020 - 25 tons = 1 ton
1002000    No comparison

Note: Sand by itself has no melting capacity therefore as the amount of sand increases in the mix, it will drastically decrease the melting ability of the salt in the mix.

More Features & Benefits of Ice B'Gone Magic

  • Saves Money, Time and Labor: Rock salt applications are reduced by 30% to 50%, and the need for sand on pavement is virtually eliminated.
  • Working Temperature of -35°F: Regular rock salt is ineffective below 18°F. This is a net 53 degree gain in working temperature, similar to calcium chloride, without the adverse effects.
  • Non-Corrosive: Unlike plain rock salt or calcium chloride independent tests show Ice B'Gone Magic neutralizes the corrosive nature of rock salt. It will reduce damage to steel doors, thresholds, equipment, carpets, flooring or concrete. In fact, it prevents rust!
  • Environmentally Friendly: Liquid Magic-0 is completely biodegradable. Ice B'Gone Magic releases far less chlorides into the environment than either plain rock salt or calcium chloride. Magic is safe around vegetation, people, pets and equipment.
  • Economically Superior: Because it works faster and lasts longer, less Ice B'Gone Magic is required to displace an equal amount of ice or snow than with any other ice-melter...at any price. Because of its residual effect, snow and ice will not bond to the pavement. Black Ice is virtually eliminated.

Limited Effectiveness of Ordinary Rock Salt
Temp (EF)Lb. Of salt needed to melt 12,705 lb. water% of ice melted in 1 hourOne ton of rock salt treats (acres)
30°25467%7.87
25°88953%2.25
15°1,57538%1.25
2,28720%.90

Note: The chart above is for road salt. The numbers will be different for other de-icing chemicals, but the process will be the same. With all de-icers the performance will diminish as temperatures fall.

The Salt Institute has stated that applying brine to the pavement before snow or ice has bonded can be 10 times more effective than placing salt crystals on top of snow and ice after the precipitation has bonded to the pavement. Pre-treating is said to be labor efficient since the process can be done during normal shifts, reducing overtime required to catch up after a winter storm event starts. It gains the snow fighters time and greatly reduces the total cost of treatment. Once a snow/ice bond has formed it is dangerous to the traveling public as well as expensive and time consuming to break.


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Your Friends at ES Deicing, Inc.

ES Deicing, Inc. offers expert pavement deicing services and ice melting products for landscapers, property management companies, commercial building owners, schools, universities, county and city street departments.

3500 Meyer Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
United States
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