Morton® Safe-T-Plus® Surface Care Ice Melt
Tough on ice – safer for driveways, walkways and steps. Morton® Safe-T-Plus® is a premium ice melt blend that provides safety benefits for plants and other vegetation compared to traditional melting salt. In addition, Morton® Safe-T-Plus® contains an active ingredient that creates a protective seal on surfaces to help protect your concrete steps, driveways and sidewalks from winter damage.
- 12 lb. jug
A premium blend formulated to be safer for plants and vegetation while at the same time utilizing cutting edge technology to prevent costly concrete damage:
• Proven to reduce environmental run-off compared to other safety blends.
• Utilizes HEC (hydroxyl ethyl cellulose) technology to create a seal on surfaces preventing water and brine from seeping into porous concrete and cause damage.
• As effective at melting ice and snow as traditional melting salt.
• Scientifically proven to melt ice and snow in normal winter temperatures (~5°F and above).
The ingredients in Morton® Safe-T-Plus®:
• Potassium Chloride (KCl)
• HEC (Hydroxy Ethyl Cellulose)
• Sodium Chloride (NaCl)
Morton® Safe-T-Plus® contains HEC (hydroxyl ethyl cellulose) which forms a gel-like substance as it melts. The HEC gel rests at the top of the concrete and creates a seal that helps prevent melted ice and snow from seeping into the pores in concrete. This protective seal reduces concrete corrosion by up to 14% compared to traditional melting salt.
Once melted ice and snow evaporate, the HEC turns to a powder and reactivates to form a gel when new ice and snow form, helping to continue the protection process.
Apply ice melters (a.k.a deicers) before snow and ice accumulate. This will help prevent ice and snow from bonding with the pavement making it easier to remove in the long run.
• Choose Wisely
Choosing the right melter can help save time and money while reducing environmental impact. When temperatures drop below 5°F, melters that contain calcium chloride are best. These melters will clear thick ice and snow quickly in extreme temperatures to help prevent painful slip and fall accidents. In “normal” winter conditions, 5°F and above, choose a melter that contains an ingredient like urea or potassium. These ingredients melt effectively in these temperatures but are safer for people, plants and pets. For the safest melting around pets, choose a melter that is free of chlorides. See “Maximize Your Melting” for more information.
• Use Wisely
Newly laid and any poor quality concrete, regardless of age, are more susceptible to damage caused freeze-thaw cycles in the winter. You should only use ice melters on properly formulated, cured, air-entrained concrete that is at least one year old.