Salt vs Sanding. What’s The Difference?

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This morning brought another few inches of snow in some Massachusetts Counties. Lola’s Landscape is available to provide snow removal services to residents of Norfolk County. This service is for both commercial and residential accounts. Additionally, we provide salting & services for those accounts that require it. We often get asked what the difference between salting and sanding. Hopefully this blog post clears up some confusion!


Salt, or “rock salt” is made up of sodium chloride, or table salt. It usually comes in the shape of large chucky crystals. Salt lowers the freezing point of water, so salt is spread on roads, walkways, and driveways to prevent them from getting icy or to melt ice that has already formed.

It works in temps above 12 degrees, but can be harsh on grass and shrubs. An experienced snow removal contractor will be careful where they are applying salt.


As we mentioned above, salt melt ice, sanding surfaced does not. Sand is laid down on commercial parking lots, driveways, & walkways to provide traction for vehicles and pedestrians themselves.

Contact Lola’s Landscape

Lola’s Landscape provides snow removal services in Norfolk County. These services include snow removal, snow blowing, as well as salting & sanding. To receive a quote on snow removal, or any of our winter services, contact us here, or call us at 774-248-4584

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