Sierra Blue is a Huck Salt product in 50 lb bags. Sierra Blue is a blend of sodium chloride (salt) and magnesium chloride to help melt and prevent re-freezing of ice. Sierra Blue has a blue colorant that will help with even distribution of the ice melt. The blue color also helps as a reminder to be careful when walking in the area. The salt and magnesium chloride blend is safer for concrete and the environment. Harvested and MADE IN NEVADA!
Why Sierra Blue?
Safer on plants…
Coating each salt crystal with magnesium chloride increases the safeness for your tress and vegetation.
Safe for pets…
If you are concerned with your pets ingesting (licking their paws) the ice melt, salt is still the best option but then you risk killing plants and your sidewalks. Sierra Blue’s colorant is an all natural ultramarine blue that is cosmetic grade.
Will the blue color stain?
Unlike other colored ice melts, we use a cosmetic grade ultramarine blue, which is 100% natural. Our colorant has yet to stain a carpet, floor or sidewalk to date.
How Sierra Blue is Made?
Sierra Blue is made in Nevada. The salt (sodium chloride) is harvested from a self-sustaining salt flat located in Fallon, Nevada. We then coat each salt crystal with Blue Fusion, a colored liquid magnesium chloride with corrosion inhibitor to maximizes melting potential.
Better than the rest…
When Sierra Blue is compared to other ice melts with magnesium chloride, it is important to find out if the salt is coated with liquid mag or if it contains magnesium flakes (hexahydrate).
On average a 50lb bag of ice melt can cover 2500 sq ft, by using Sierra Blue all of that 2500 sq ft area covered has magnesium chloride, which increase melt power, safer for sidewalks and plants, and drops the refreezing temperature even lower. Ice melts with mag flake on average has 3 lbs or less in them. When you spread out that 3 lbs of flake, it covers about 150 sq ft! Not nearly has effective as coated salt crystals.
Less product, less application!
Sierra Blue with Blue Fusion increase the melting power, meaning it can melt ice in temperatures below 0*. It also helps prevent re-freezing of the ice/water during the lower temperatures. Because Sierra Blue is a better melting agent than plain salt it decreases the amount of product and the amount applications, which saves you time and money.
How Sierra Blue works…
After Sierra Blue has been spread out on the ice it will melt/dissolve into a liquid, called a brine, to melt the ice. Once the melting process start, the brine has a lower freezing temperature than water. The lowest temperature a brine can reach, depending on ingredients, is -25*. Over time, melting snow and ice will dilute the brine, The more diluted the brine becomes, the higher its freezing point will be. Continued dilution will return the freezing point back to 32*.