Five hundred plus feet of 15 degree driveway needs chemical treatment each time it snows. Been using Rock Salt for several years so when Home Depot displays and sells a bright yellow 50 pound bag of ROCK SALT, it was easily purchased. Expectations being the contents is actually ROCK SALT.
As it turns out a very small percentage of product is rock salt sized products. The rest is flaky material. By the time it is poured into the spreader hopper, it ran and drooled out the bottom. A 50 pound bag evacuated within 300 feet of 50% spin power on the spreader. Fifty pounds of real Rock salt gives me about two and one half trips. No doubt, the product does melt as it was distributed in 5 degrees and within several hours it did clear ice from the driveway.
The trick is to balance this product with real rock salt so you can actually get a balanced distribution pattern. Suggest consideration be made in renaming this product away from the ROCK SALT headline and define the texture and sizing of the contents more realistically and clearly.
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Review 2 for 50 lb. Rock Salt Bag
from Lake Geneva, WI
Age Range:25 to 34
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Melts really well, but not good for salt spreaders
This is great for typical salting of the driveway and side walk. Works really well. Unfortunately, not ideal for salt spreaders. It's very fine and blows out of the spreader while driving down the road. We purchased a pallet thinking it was the same yellow bag stuff we purchased in 2012 but it wasn't.
This rock salt should be called powder salt because It looks like it is very old because it isn't in the traditional rock salt form. It also looks damp wich would give it more weight. It also wasn't the same name brand as in the picture.