I get alot of requests from my clients as too what is the best way to have a clear sidewalk. Our winters now consist of alot of freezing rain and salting is a big part of clearing our walks and paths now. I have always put de-icing salt myself and have had few problems. At the same time I have been doing alot of step cap replacing the last few years due to over use of salt. What do you people in the colder climates recommend?