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How Winter Sand Will Kill Your Permeable Pavement

February 06, 2019

Sand! The kryptonite to permeable pavement. It settles into the joints of pavers and clogs the whole drainage system. Unfortunately    in Minnesota, a lot of sand and salt is used on roads, driveways, and sidewalks  when they ice over during winter. So is that it? Don't install permeable ...

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Prevent Winter Salt Damage to Plants

January 31, 2019

What is better to use on icy sidewalks?    Sand or salt? The answer is both. Sand and salt serve two separate functions. Sand creates traction on the ground while salt raises the melting point of the ice. Both of these options are fairly inexpensive and abundantly available. However, sand and...

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