Our Vision

LavaGrip believes in producing a sustainable and environmentally-friendly product that provides safety in the harsh winter months.

Life can’t be put on hold when it snows.  For decades, we’ve used road salt to keep our roads and sidewalks safe. Although road salt can help us carry on with our daily lives even in the snow, this winter tradition results in serious environmental hazards.  Salt and chemically enriched ice melters dissolve into a harmful residue, leaving toxic waste in the soil, or run-offs to nearby lakes and rivers.  This alters the chemical structure of soil, affecting plant-life, and also creates a severely toxic environment for aquatic creatures.

Research has found dissolved road salt and chemicals eventually make their way into our drinking water, altering the sodium and chloride levels, causing health concerns to human beings as well[1]. What alarmed us the most was the fact that these dangers are rarely communicated amongst society and that the problem is too large to expect it to go away on its own.

That is why we produce and sell LavaGrip.  A natural alterative to salt and chemicals that will provide better results without a negative impact to pets, the environment, and people.  Better than environmentally friendly road salt, LavaGrip is GOOD for both the planet and safety.LavaGrip is the ecofriendly road salt that we’ve all been waiting for.

LavaGrip is a completely natural traction-aid alternative to road salt and chemicals. 

Although we focus on environmental-friendliness and sustainability, we also want to ensure that the practicality of this alternative is known.  LavaGrip is perfect because it is re-useable, highly visible, doesn’t track residue, and works in any temperature.  Road salt typically stops working in temperatures below -6C, and even strong chemically enhanced road salt have a limit, but LavaGrip works in any temperature, even lower than -50C.  LavaGrip is recognized by ICBC and tested with the BC Ministry of Transportation & Highways Act, ensuring the safety that this product will deliver. 

Unlike one-time use road salt, LavaGrip continues working through freeze-thaw cycles.  The amount of ice-traction that it gives to your feet will not change no matter how many times you re-use it.  LavaGrip is a natural traction aid that can be re-used again and again.  It can be swept up at the end of the season and put back into the original container for future use or swept into the grass or garden – it has minerals good for plants.  

Using LavaGrip is easy.  Clear away fresh snow, apply LavaGrip and test the traction. Put down as much traction-aid as you need – you can feel good about using it knowing you are not damaging your walkway, driveway or the infrastructure.  LavaGrip gives you a visual of when you need more but it generally stays in place due to its jagged edges.  

LavaGrip is a pure product.  It’s completely natural.  It doesn’t stain and it doesn’t leave a residue.  LavaGrip doesn’t generally track but if the odd piece gets in a shoe tread, just sweep it up; you will love that you will be cleaning floors a lot less.  And you will love that your shoes and clothing don’t get damaged from salt– no more white salt stains!

LavaGrip is a traction aid alternative to road salt and chemicals. It’s an eco-friendly road salt alternative that is organic and non-corrosive, non-tracking, Canadian sourced, re-useable, pet friendly, with high visibility, and works in any temperature.

LavaGrip is the perfect alternative to road salt and chemical de-icers.  LavaGrip significantly reduces the number of slip and fall incidents where the product is used and does so without harming the Earth.

[1]Environmental Impact of Road Salt and Deicers – published by New York Law Journal, February 24, 2011