Mastermelt, when applied before a winter event, prevents snow and ice from forming a bond with the pavement. When applied, it allows more time for road crews to perform their rounds of snow removal.
Mastermelt gives salt a 'jumpstart' by allowing it's hygroscopic nature to attract moisture to the salt, allowing a brine to be formed more quickly on the road. It decreases the amount of de-icer lost to 'bounce and scatter', and lowers the effective melting temperature of salt.
Mastermelt 50 or 70 can be used to treat sand and/or salt stockpiles.
Keeps the stockpile from freezing and clumping (sand)
Improves the ice melting capacity of salt.
Cost effective way to wet your sand/salt allowing the mixture to remain on the road where it's effective.