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'RAPID THAW' - MELT Ice - SALT FREE - Pet and Plant SAFE - Drives, Patios and Paths - WILL NOT Harm Sealer

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Salt is messy harms flora and forna this product dose not harm and no salty mess.

By Nigel Pace From Oxfordshire

Put into store as weather good & no ice! Delivery excellent

By Adrienne Kay

Great product at a good price with free delivery.

By Alan Smith

Great product from Smartseal. It's safe for the drives, paths and is also pet friendly. Melts snow and ice really quick. Would recommend.

By Lisa Christopherson From Sheffield

Good service and delivery. Since ordering weve not had any frost or icy mornings with which to try the product. Brought due to knowing that it is safe to use with pets.

By Helen Lavis

I purchased 20 kg 'Rapid Thaw' for myself, then 10 kg for our son who lives in North Yorkshire. Both products arrived in good time and in good order:- Therefore we are very pleased with the service. I have yet to try the product because we have been lucky and not, as yet, had any ice. However, our son who has a difficult and steep driveway has reported good performance and ease of application - the blue beads making it easy to apply an even covering.

By Ralph Coulson From Taunton Somerset

Great product from Smart Seal once again. Its great as it doesnt turn our concrete drive whit as other products used to. As usual fast efficient delivery thank you.

By Noreen Round

Was so impressed with this product last winter that I had no reservations in making another purchase ready for the next episode of snow and ice. Excellent product which cleanly and effectively melts snow and ice.

By Trevor Samuel From St Helens

Works well on the drive

By David Strachan From Dundee

It does what it say on the can ! and it was delivered quickly but it is expensive. So we have to use carefully

By Ian Andrew

Good product. Works well and I like that it's environmentally friendly and safe for animals. Good service from SmartSeal too. There was a wee delay with the delivery courier but SmartSeal sorted it out with a prompt replacement. Joe

By Joe Casey From Edinburgh

Used on imprinted concrete drive and it worked as claimed. Being blue colour makes it easy to disperse evenly. Short of there being heavy rain, the product continued to work for a few days. Well worth buying.


Regarding rapid thaw this product is amazing no messy coloured water being trampled into the house . I have used this product since 2017 on imprinted concrete drive of 70 sq metres & rapid thaw does not effect the look of the drive in anyway it also last up to 3 to 4 days after it has been spread over the area even when you stand on the partials it does not effect the product in anyway unlike grit which breaks up . I Use a table spoon to spread the particles & the 10 kg tub lasted for 3 winters & used weekly over the winters in Gladgow Definitely rate this product

By Brian Duncan

Amazing product. No mess tailing through the house and dog safe. Customer service also first class. Definitely buying again.

By Christina McCalman From Broughty Ferry

Excellent product! Easily applied and clean to use. Melted the snow and underlying ice well, making it very easy to brush away. No residue to tread into the house.

By Trevor Samuel From St. Helens

Service great, not used yet melting for the ice and snow.

By Madelaine Clarke

This is my second tub of Rapid Thaw, it worked perfectly last time, so now I am prepared for the Winter this year, no more sliding into the garage down the drive.

By Allen Johnson

Excellent product. The blue granules clearly show where product has been applied. We have a steep drive but once spread, product remains in place and is effective for a long time provided no heavy rain falls.

By Dave Lam From Warrington

Not yet used product. Excellent service and super fast delivery

By Adrian Swales


By David Clarke From David

Good when the snow is deep and the "Pea" sized granules don't roll about. However, it is not so good when put on ice, as the granules get kicked/pushed or just roll away. Salt granules would at least remain where you put them. DEEP SNOW - GOOD!! ICE - POOR!!

By Peter Thomson

Great item, keeps my patio frost free and no residue in the house from the dogs feet

By Lily Harper

This product is amazing. !!! I used it at the same time as my next door neighbour was applying regular Rock salt to his block paved drive. 24 hours later, after 2 more flurries of snow, his drive is snow covered and mine is completely clear ! He popped round just now to ask what i used . I guess that says it all really.

By Jon kemp From CUMBRIA

Not used purchase yet as weather too mild.My neighbour had this product for last winter and seeing him using it and the results I was quite impressed

By Graham Steele From Montrose

Unable to comment not used goods yet. However, service excellent goods arrived very quick

By Ian Brogden

Friendly after sales with good info on delivery, not used the product but I'm sure it will do what it says on the tin.

By Stuart Vallance

Asked to rate it when we have not had frost or snow yet so I honestly have no idea if the product is good or bad. It is not fair therefore for me to give it a proper rating yet so I have marked it middle of the road. Smartseal, could you ask for a review after the year when it has been tested?

By Alan Moore From Edinburgh
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RAPID THAW - Eco-friendly De-icer for Driveways, Patios & Paths.

***Safe for Pets and Plants***

Keeping driveways, patios and paths free from ice can be a big problem in the winter months. Even using traditional ice clearing methods such as rock salt only works for a short period. Effective de-icing of a driveway or path is essential so they are safe to walk on during very cold periods. Available in 5kg, 10kg and 20kg tubs.

Composed of a combination of 3 chlorides - sodium, calcium and magnesium - it is effective at temperatures as low as -18C. The 6mm granule spreads easily and works quickly to remove ice as well as preventing freezing. The de-icing effect last up to 12 hours, so twice daily applications will maintain roads, car parks and walkways in passable condition.

The granules contain corrosion inhibitors that reduce metal and concrete erosion by up to 80% compared with standard rock salt. Fast acting, durable and effective at temperatures as low as -18C. Recommended for any more sensitive installations.

Melting snow and ice on driveways, paths and patios has been a problem for many years but there is now an eco-friendly solution far more effective than rock salt. Smartseal now offers a faster, cleaner and more environmentally friendly de-icing solution for driveways, patios and any other hard standing surfaces. Rapid Thaw is the efficient, effective de-icing alternative to rock salt that leaves no dirty, messy residue and clears snow and ice quickly. The mucky residue from rock salt that is easily walked into homes and commercial premises, can cause unwanted dirty marks, staining and damage to carpets and flooring.

 The product starts working immediately after encountering ice, frost or snow, Rapid Thaw's unique formulation generates heat, that quickly melts snow and ice instantly reducing the risk of slipping or falling on icy surfaces. Rapid Thaw can be used on many external ice covered surfaces and most frequently as a driveway de-icer, path de-icer as well as a decking de-icer.

 Rapid Thaw is simple to apply and works at far lower temperatures than other de-icers such as rock salt. Importantly, unlike salt or grit, if applied to a sealed surface such as a drive or patio, Rapid Thaw will not damage, erode or reduce the sealers lifespan. In complete contrast to rock salt, it will not damage concrete based surfaces or paving.

  • Rapid, non-corrosive de-icer for driveways, paths and patios of any type including block paving, imprinted concrete, Tarmac or natural stone 
  • Our unique formulation generates heat, quickly melting snow and ice
  • Average coverage: 6 - 8 m per kg
  • If applied to a sealed surface such as a drive or patio, will not damage, erode or reduce the sealers lifespan
  • Safe to use on Tarmac without risk of damaging the Tarmac or asphalt.
  • Pet-friendly alternative to rock salt
  • For optimum results, use within 12 months of purchase


An eco-friendly de-icing solution for ice and snow. The granular de-icer has been proven to be 3 times faster than rock salt and 80% less corrosive to metal & concrete. Rapid Thaw is ideal for clearing snow and ice from paths, ramps, driveways, yards, airports, loading bays, steps and much more. This de-icer will work in temperatures down to -18C and will continue to work for up to 12 hours.

- Eco-friendly granular de-icer
- Suitable for use on driveways, paths, steps, etc.
- Works straight away and effective up to 12 hours
- Melts ice 3 x times faster than rock salt
- 80% less corrosive than rock salt
- Works in temperatures of -18C
- For optimum results use within 12 months of purchase

Product Safety:

This product is subject to specific safety warnings:

- In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
- Avoid contact with eyes
- Avoid contact with skin
- Do not breathe dust