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Tips For Applying Walk On Ice On Different Surfaces

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Attempting to traverse terrain that has been frozen solid by ice is a risky endeavor. When trying to walk on ice without slipping, you should use all of your senses. In a matter of seconds, not paying attention might result in a potentially dangerous slip and fall. 

One of the safest ways to walk on ice is using Traction Magic, an instant surface traction agent. This magical product is also available in easy to carry containers sold as ‘Walk On Ice’. Let us understand more about avoiding slipping on ice and how to use Walk On Ice.

Get ready for winter with Walk On Ice instant traction on snow and ice

When Is Ice Safe To Walk On?

Ice is never really safe. While ice should never be considered entirely safe, there are times when it is ‘appropriate’ to do so. As you might expect, the thicker the ice, the more weight it can carry; however, the ‘quality’ of the ice also plays a role. 

Walk On Ice Without Slipping

Obviously, snow and ice on parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and other pedestrian surfaces are not uncommon during the winter months.

Here are a few tips for walking on ice

  • Make use of an excellent traction agent. 
  • Wear boots or shoes that are slip-resistant. 
  • Keep an eye out for black ice.
  • Use your arms to keep yourself stable and balanced. 

Tips For Applying Traction Magic Or Walk On Ice Instant Surface Traction Agent

Both Traction Magic and Walk On Ice are traction agents produced by Gaia. The only difference between them is in packaging. Walk On Ice comes in an easy to carry disposable canister. 

It is made of chosen minerals that grip the ice and drain the water away from the surface, producing a safe place to walk or drive into.

Get ready for winter with Walk On Ice instant traction on snow and ice

Here are some tips for applying Walk On Ice on different surfaces.

  • Concrete

The chloride-based ice melts can damage your concrete. In contrast, the all-natural crystals of Walk On Ice absorb the liquid layer on ice and give you instant grip without destroying the concrete. You can spread the magic granules on the concrete of walkways and parking areas anytime to avoid any slips and falls. It is equally safe for new concrete, unlike rock salt.

  • Asphalt

Walk On Ice granules bury themselves in the frozen snow surface, giving a firm non-slip surface for your tyres, shoes, and paws to travel on. But, they will not penetrate your porous asphalt to cause irreversible damage like toxic chemicals. Moreover, they can be spread directly from the disposable canister on the surface.

  • Soil

Walk On Ice works in temperatures as low as -35 degrees Celsius and is entirely natural, safe, and effective. It is an excellent soil conditioner for plants and free from hazardous chemicals. Hence you can easily use it in your backyard, even while playing with kids and pets. 

This traction agent does not need any mechanical or handheld spreader, unlike ice melt. Instead, you can quickly spread it on any slippery surface directly from the can. It works effectively on any sort of surface, giving you immediate traction.


Unlike other traction agents, Walk On Ice does not harm your property, including harmful chemicals and corrosive salts that can demolish concrete structures, parking lots, and driveways.

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