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flo's avatar

How do you prevent snow from your pathway/driveway?

Asked by flo (13313points) February 10th, 2020

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canidmajor's avatar

Move to a snowless region.

rebbel's avatar

Live on a Greek island.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Salt before it snows.

kritiper's avatar

Put down ice melt before it snows like @Tropical_Willie .

stanleybmanly's avatar

Move to Florida

ragingloli's avatar

Heating elements right beneath the surface.

flo's avatar

@ragingloli I guess I wasn’t specific enough. Without needing to be rich or rich-ish

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

What? You can’t fool Mother Nature! :)

JLeslie's avatar

Salt (the salt made to melt snow and ice) before the snow falls. It will work if you don’t get very much snow.

seawulf575's avatar

Salting or using Calcium Chloride before it snows. It should be noted that these lose effectiveness if it gets too cold. Rock salt is only good down to about 20 F, Calcium Chloride is usually good to -20 F

SQUEEKY2's avatar

You use salt on a cement drive way, or walk way will damage the cement before long.

Pinguidchance's avatar

Cloister the path and drive.

SergeantQueen's avatar

Put a giant sheet of tarp down, when it snows, just lift it up!

Zaku's avatar

I roll it into an ever-growing roll and zig-zag it back and forth along the driveway, until it starts to get too large, and then I try to roll it down the driveway… at which point it breaks apart under its own weight and creates a giant glacier in the driveway, which I then have to convert to many small snow rolls to get it out of the way.

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kritiper's avatar

I met a guy some years ago who had heating elements installed in the concrete when he had a new driveway poured.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

@kritiper Did that work?
And the cost to operate them would be staggering.

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kritiper's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 It worked. I’m sure it cost a bundle, but he lived in a up-scale neighborhood. When his Mom died she left him with her Jaguar (car) and $750,000. (Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths, ya know…)

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flo's avatar

@JLeslie How about applying the amount of ice melt in proportion to the amount of snow?
@SQUEEKY2 How about on asphalt (re. salt damaging cement) ?
@seawulf575 What is Calcium Chloride commonly known as by the way?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Calcium Chloride is also known as Ice Melt.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Calcium Chloride is commonly known as Ice Melt.

Jinx. You owe me a coke Wet Willie.

Kardamom's avatar

Put an A-frame car port structure over it.

Heated driveway.

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