Many people believe that road salt is more cost effective than alternatives. However, have you ever thought of the true cost of road salt? You might have just bought a new car, or repaved your driveway. At the end of the winter you look at your car or driveway, and notice that you need to take your car to an auto shop for repair, or wash your driveway.
The reason for that is because road salt is corrosive. For every tonne of road salt used, $500-$2000 are spent for repairs. If you want to save money, a good idea would be to switch to an alternative such as: sand, ash, clay, kitty litter or EcoTraction.