Why choose Zimmermans?
- Large inventory of icemelt products.
- Product availability for entire season.
- Emergency hours for your needs.
Value That Delivers
Full Ingredient Disclosure
The ingredients of our top-quality TruMelt blend are fully disclosed. We don’t hide the ingredient inclusion rates or use false marketing claims to fool the customer into buying low-grade or lesser quality products. Instead, we educate on the real performance of ice melters.
TruMelt’s base ingredient is solar salt with 99% purity. This greatly reduces tracking because there is no dirty rock salt. TruMelt includes only the best quality magnesium pellets and calcium flakes.
For better flowing efficiency, TruMelt is thoroughly dried, screened, and sized. This removes fine particles and large crystals to avoid dusting, clumping, or clogging spreaders. A flowing agent is also added to avoid clumping. Because it is clump-free, TruMelt is easy and efficient to apply.
Blended and Packaged in the USA
American Rock Salt Halite is available in 50 lb. bags. It is fast acting and has superior melting power. American Rock Salt Halite begins melting ice quickly and keeps melting it for an extended period of time. This is made possible through multiple-sized crystals. The smallest crystals dissolve quickly while the larger crystals last longer, reducing the amount of rock salt needed to get the job done.
American Rock Salt is easy to apply. It may be safely used on most surfaces ranging from blacktop, wood, stone, and gravel to properly cured air-entrained concrete.
Morton Safe-T-Salt Rock Salt effectively melts ice and snow at a lower unit cost than many blended ice melt products. When you need dependable ice control within a budget, you can count on Morton Safe-T-Salt.
Salt has been used for decades to help control ice and snow when winter weather strikes. Morton Safe-T-Salt provides a tried-and-true melting solution at lower cost than other specialty ice melts.
Dead Sea Mag
Why Use MAG® as your snow and ice melt chemical of choice? The reasons are many.
MAG® out-performs other ice melters.
It melts ice effectively at temperatures as low as -13°F (-25°C), which is considerably below most other products. And it works fast. In tests at 21°F, within 15 minutes of application, MAG melted twice as much ice as rock salt (halite). Whether at home or at the workplace , safety is a critical issue; walkways must be kept clear to avoid injuries.
MAG® is safer for concrete.
The use of most ice melters can result in damage to concrete sidewalks and driveways. So when you choose or recommend a premium ice melt for concrete, keep this in mind: Independent tests conducted by the National Research Council’s Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) show that other products caused significantly more chipping and scaling than MAG®. Two additional independent tests by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Swedish VTI confirm SHRP’s findings that MAG® is significantly safer on concrete.
MAG® is safer for people and pets.
When it comes to children and pets, you want peace of mind. MAG®’s very low toxicity (almost three times less toxic than common table salt and eight times less toxic than calcium chloride) makes it much safer to use around residential areas and workplaces. And unlike some ice melters, MAG® won’t burn or irritate the skin. As we all know, wintry weather won’t keep dogs or cats inside. With MAG®, there’s less worry when pets lick their paws when they return from a walk. MAG® is actually used in some farm feed stocks as a mineral supplement.
MAG® is safer for the environment.
Each spring, the runoff from melting ice and snow dumps harmful chlorides into lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. When MAG® is used, chloride contamination in surface waters is reduced because environmentally friendly MAG® contains at least one-third less chlorides than either calcium chloride or sodium chloride.
MAG® is safer for plants.
Winter is hard enough on plants and shrubs without the added damage caused by some ice melters. Using MAG® as directed keeps green areas healthier. Magnesium is a common ingredient in most fertilizers.
Calcium Chloride Pellets
Calcium Chloride is safe for all your concrete surfaces. Calcium chloride pellets are a spherical shape and work very well with ice melt spreaders. They do tend to roll like small BBs, which in some applications is an advantage and in others, a disadvantage. The pellet or spherical shape provides performance benefits as their interface with ice and snow is more concentrated and allows them to "bore" into and down under the icy surface, creating a brine underneath. This makes for easier mechanical clearing by helping to loosen the bond of ice to the surface that is being cleared.