Salt is the go-to choice for homeowners looking to de-ice their driveways, paths and patios, but salt is extremely corrosive, especially when combined with water and this mix could damage your Indian sandstone paving.
Also, when the ice melts, the salt water can seep down in between the slabs and cause the mortar to weaken and degrade, causing the slabs to become loose over time. Loose slabs can also cause trips and falls in and around your garden, so it’s imperative that this is prevented.
You’ll be able to buy de-icer suitable for patio paving slabs from DIY stores and garden centres, all of which are far more friendly when it comes to de-icing your paving, mainly because they won’t contain corrosive ingredients. Always read the label before use and check that it’s alright to use on Indian sandstone paving.