Ice Melt For Your Aluminum Ramp

Ice Melt for your Aluminum Ramp

When the temperatures drop and precipitation starts to fall, accessibility and safety becomes a concern. In the winter months, whether you’re trying to get in and out of your home, or keep your business’ doors open, maintaining ramp access is critical. 

Slips and falls increase during the winter months. Therefore, important steps should be taken to help reduce exposure to injury. Using ice melt on aluminum ramps is one way to protect yourself and visitors from harm. While the right ice melt product is key to use, other proactive measures that can be taken to prepare for wintery conditions include: 

  • Clearing sidewalks & walkways 
  • Avoid using a metal shovel on ramps 
  • Install traction strips or paint for improved grip 
  • Equip scooters & wheelchairs with snow tires

What to Know About Ice Melt for Aluminum Ramps

Probably one of the most asked questions during this time of year is, “What can I put on my ramp to melt snow and ice that won’t harm the surface?”  

First, here is what you shouldn’t use; rock salt or any calcium chloride ice melt. Not only will calcium affect the surface of the ramp and fuse the nuts and bolts to the assembly parts but it will also void the warranty. 

We recommend you use a magnesium-based ice melt, something like MagMelt. Unfortunately, we have found that magnesium ice melt is much harder to find than its calcium-base cousins.  The good news, though, is that we now have an ice melt product that is perfect for our ramps!  Even better news, it’s really inexpensive. A 10-pound container costs just $25.00, a 25-pound bag costs $35.00 and a 50-pound bag is $50.00. Also, this product is good for the environment, won’t harm your plants, and is safe for your animals. Give us a call at 855-357-7679 to place your order!