ugh this ice!!!! what to use??
I was complaining about the snow...I should have kept my mouth shut! This ice is WAY worse! Hope everyone here is safe.
So I was out of town and when I came home, I was greeted with a couple inches of snow encased in ice. I tried shoveling it.
My patio, which you must traverse to get to my front door, is blue stone. After attempting to shovel the ice (while it was raining) I was left with slush, which was then covered with more freezing rain, and is now a sheet of ice. GREAT!
I'd like to make getting to my front door safe for me (I fell today and am feeling it hours later) and my poor mail man, but I'm afraid of using ice melt on my blue stone because I've heard it can cause pitting and flaking.
Does anyone have experience with a type of ice melt that doesn't harm natural stone? (especially if you've used something over several winters.) Is there such a thing? Or should I just run down to first beach and grab some sand? I don't really want to do that because I don't want sand in my garden come spring. ;-)
Any advice would be appreciated!