Model # BGCSBX-40

Internet #202338342

Bare Ground 40 lb. Coated Granular Ice Melt

Bare Ground

40 lb. Coated Granular Ice Melt

$1795 /each
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Product Overview

Bare Ground box of coated granular blend comes in a convenient box with cutout carry handles. The Bare Ground coated granular blend is a combination of powerful ice melters and a corn derived corrosion inhibitor. The granular blend starts with a base of sodium chloride which is coated with liquid magnesium chloride and a corn based inhibitor. The resulting product is about 40% less corrosive than a standard salt ice melter and acts more quickly and at lower temperatures.

  • Coated blend is easy to carry
  • Coated blend has no messy plastic bags to tear and break
  • Coated blend contains 40 lbs. of coated granular blended salt which is fast-acting and lower in corrosion
  • Bare Ground uses a special agriculturally derived by-product for corrosion inhibiting
  • Bare Ground actually coats each granule with magnesium chloride to make it fast-acting
  • Unique blend of magnesium chloride, sodium chloride and corn derived corrosion inhibitor
  • Stores neatly without hassle
  • Gentler on the environment and infra-structure

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Ice Melt Features
Includes Magnesium Chloride,Includes Sodium Chloride,Safe for Pets,Safe for Vegetation
Lowest effective temperature (F)
Outdoor Living Product Type
Ice Melt
Product Form

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
60 day

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Customer Questions & Answers

I had my pre fab concrete steps replaced this past summer. Is this product safe/ recommended to use on concrete?

The replaced steps were crumbling after last winter's ice melt!)
Asked by: Nana62JNice
I have used it for three years on a large concrete driveway and separate patio and have seen no damage. It is one of the reasons I continue to use it.
Answered by: MstrSgt
Date published: 2017-02-07

can this be stored in a durable plastic storage bin

we want to buy and store outdoors for access by residents in our multifamily community. we would store in durable plastic containers - want to be certain there are no chemical interactions that would make this a bad idea.
Asked by: Jay
What I didn't use last year, I stored in a plastic trash can over the summer months. It did fine.
Answered by: DeePie
Date published: 2015-12-12

Is this safe for stained decks?

Asked by: Al
I've only used on concrete driveway. Don't know about wooden decks.
Answered by: DeePie
Date published: 2015-12-09


Will this work in a spreader?
Asked by: eoghan
Yes, as long as the spreader is for use with ice melt applications, this product can be used in a spreader.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

40 lb. Coated Granular Ice Melt is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using this product at two mid-Michigan locations for over three years now. It is sup... I have been using this product at two mid-Michigan locations for over three years now. It is superior to any similar product I have used in the past. It is longer lasting, works at lower temperatures and reduces damage to concrete, decking and asphault surfaces. The only negative is that it is not carried in the store so I have to order it. Each time I need to order more I fret that it might no longer be available. I hope that will never happen!
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ordered 3 boxes for myself and family, delivered free. Can't see how this is "pet and plant" frie... Ordered 3 boxes for myself and family, delivered free. Can't see how this is "pet and plant" friendly as it contains sodium chloride, which leaves a white residue after the pavement dries. Bottom line: It does the ice melting job well and the price is right. If price were not a factor, I would buy the more expensive calcium chloride made by the same company at twice the cost.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ice melt Does a great job. But the plastic bag the product is in needs to be made of heavier plastic cause it tears to easly.
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just in time I couldn't get my hands on Rock Salt fast enough last Winter. Last year I made several trips to various stores, buying 2lb bags & 5lb bags & even a one lb Zip Lock bag of ice melt from a local deli for over $10.00 just to keep people from slipping on my stoop. This year I figured why not let HD & UPS take care of it for me. I ordered a 40lb box of ice melt & had it delivered right to my front door. 1 week later I was using it due to a recent 'freak' ice storm on October 29th. Was I happy to have it.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked immediately on a very steep driveway covered with solid ice. I bought this in anticipation of Snowpocalypse 2014 (not even realizing that we would have a second ice storm two weeks later). I chose this product (magnesium chloride) after researching the problems that sodium chloride can have on concrete driveways. Magnesium chloride is not as likely to eat into the concrete. It worked within minutes to make my extremely steep driveway usable. I had it delivered to the door instead of picking it up at the store because of the weight (40 lbs.) - I didn't want to lift the box in and out of my car.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product is great, packaging is not I ordered two 40 pound boxes of this ice melt. The product works great and because it is pet friendly, my very large dog thinks it is great too. I would give this product a 5 star rating except both cardboard boxes were broken when I picked them up from Home Depot, making them very very hard to handle. This was due to the quality of the box material. So if someone improves the packaging of this product I will purchase it again.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works The product works fine; but the plastic bag is thin and was torn in the box. Most of the product was wasted in the box. MESSY.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! This ice melt really works!!! Since it's in one large bag, I wish it came with a scooper.
Date published: 2015-03-10
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