The next time you are dealing with an ice storm, why not give silica sand a try. The sand will allow for extra traction on slippery surfaces, such as sidewalks, driveways and even roadways. This type of sand makes for a great tool to have for anyone that deals with ice storms during the winter.
The best way to apply this sand is to place it in a few buckets and then with a smaller shovel, you will want to take out small amounts at a time, this will allow you to get an even texture or coat on the slippery surfaces making it more effective in fighting ice or any slippery surface.
To get your share of this sand, all you need to do is go down to the local hardware store as most will carry it in stock as it is a well known type of sand throughout the world.