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 addition to your ice control plan that helps reduce the amount of salt and chemicals used. LavaGrip gives instant traction on icy surfaces, ensuring safety during slippery conditions. This calls for fewer application of the product and other ice control products. Plus, better than environmentally friendly road salt, LavaGrip is GOOD for both the planet and safety. LavaGrip is the eco-friendly traction-aid that is vital to a complete ice control plan. 

An important part of a Complete Ice Control Plan

Although we focus on environmental-friendliness and sustainability, we also want to ensure that the practicality of this product is well-known.  LavaGrip is perfect if you want to feel safe on icy conditions because it is re-usable, highly visible, doesn’t track residue, and works in any temperature. Salt or Chemicals 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. 

LavaGrip is Re-Usable. Unlike one-time use salt and chemicals, LavaGrip continues working through freeze-thaw cycles.  The amount of traction and safety you will feel beneath your feet will not change no matter how many times you re-use it.  Plus, 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!

Feel the traction. Feel the safety. LavaGrip is the perfect addition to your ice control plan.  LavaGrip significantly reduces the number of slip and fall incidents where the product is used and does so without harming the Earth.

Try LavaGrip today and feel the instant traction beneath your feet. We see that there are a lot of benefits from using LavaGrip.  Not only does LavaGrip give you superior traction that other traction-aids cannot achieve, it gives you the peace of mind that you are using less salt and chemicals and minimizing the wear and tear on valuable infrastructure.

Of course, you can use LavaGrip as a stand-alone product! Get rid of ice melt and chemicals completely. Are you up for the challenge to preserve the earth and our properties? 

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