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Kitty Litter Vs Traction Magic Pros And Cons

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If you’re a business owner and wondering- does ice melt damage concrete, then the answer is yes and no. And before we tell you how the answer is both a yes as well as no, we want to tell you that the answer changes to an absolute yes if your concrete is new. Kitty litter has long been used as one of the ways to prevent slipping on ice. For several years, kitty litter has been a popular choice from homeowners to small business owners. However, it is vital to know that kitty litter is neither an ice melt nor is Traction Magic.

After using sand and kitty litter for years people have realized the drawbacks of using kitty litter and have started using alternatives. People even use ice melt to avoid using sand and kitty litter. This brings us back to our question:

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Does Ice Melt Damage Concrete?

The answer is yes.

Most ice melt in the market has chloride in their blend. They are not only corrosive for your driveway but also for machinery and other equipment.

If your concrete is newer than 12 months then even a chloride-free ice melt may cause problems. 

Therefore, many businesses choose to use traction agents such as kitty litter or Traction magic on their business premises. But which one should you use? In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of both.

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Kitty Litter Pros and Cons


  • Kitty litter comprises clay or other natural ingredients such as wheat, pine, corn, or synthetic crystallized silica. 
  • It is easily available.


  • In contact with water, clay becomes lumpy and muddy, making it extremely slippery to walk.
  • It might provide short-term traction but does not help in the long run. The friction from the spinning tire creates heat, making clay turn to mud.
  • It sticks to the sole of your shoes and traces back inside the house, dirtying your carpets, patio, and floor.
  • It may lead to the blocking of drains, sewers, and even de-moisturizing the soil.

Traction Magic Pros And Cons


  • Traction Magic comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly and can be used on your driveway or snow-covered roof. 
  • It is not messy, does not stick to the shoes, does not block sewers or gutters, and seamlessly mixes with soil. It acts as a conditioner for plants as well.
  • Traction Magic helps to build excellent traction on any slippery surface because they instantly absorb water and allow the grippers to lock into the ice, creating a non-skid surface.


  • Not many people know about it yet.

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Kitty litter has been used as an alternative to natural windshield de-icer. However, it provides only temporary traction and creates a bigger mess that is difficult to clean and shovel. Hence, it is advisable to use natural ways to melt ice and snow with the help of Traction Magic to save time, money, and energy.

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