Entry Ice Melt
"I hope you're sitting down as Entry Ice Melt is 37.5 times more expensive to use than rock salt."
Entry Ice Melt is an expensive liquid non-chloride deicing product. This product was introduced in Tim's December 1, 2018 AsktheBuilder Newsletter.
Entry Ice Melt - Expensive Solution
I was made aware of the Entry Ice Melt by a press release sent to me championing all its wonderful benefits. My job is to do a real-life comparison between it and other deicing products.
Entry Ice Melt Application Video
Watch this video to see how to apply Entry:
Does Entry Work Like Rock Salt?
Yes, Entry works just like rock salt. Entry is a liquid you spray on pavement or steps after you shovel the snow away. It melts ice and snow in normal cold temperatures just as does rock salt.
What Does Entry Cost?
I priced out a gallon of Entry at Amazon.com and it was $40 per gallon in November, 2018. CLICK HERE to see the current price of Entry. The Entry website says to apply it at the rate of 3/4 gallon per 1,000 square feet. This computes to a cost of 3 cents per square foot.
What Does Rock Salt Cost?
I priced rock salt out at the Aubuchon Hardware website the same hour as I priced the Entry. A 50-pound bag of sodium chloride pellets was $7.99.
How Much Rock Salt Should Be Put Down?
The Salt Institute refers to a white paper that recommends that you only need 5 pounds of rock salt per 1,000 square feet to get effective melting of a paved surface. Do the math and you'll discover that rock salt only costs $0.0008 per square foot.
How Much More Expensive is Entry than Rock Salt?
I hope you're sitting down as Entry Ice Melt is 37.5 times more expensive to use than rock salt.
How Do I Minimize Tracking Rock Salt Into my Home or Business?
It's important to realize that most people put down too much rock salt thinking more is better. It's not.
Follow these steps to minimize tracking rock salt into a structure:
- Remove as much snow as possible from the paved surfaces
- Use small rock salt pellets instead of giant crystals
- Broadcast the rock salt at the suggested rate of 5 pounds per 1,000 square feet