Our Vision

LavaGrip believes in producing a sustainable and environmentally-friendly product that provides safety in the cold icy conditions.

Life can’t be put on hold when it gets icy.  For decades, we’ve used road salt and ice melt to keep our driveways and sidewalks safe. Although road salt can help us carry on with our daily lives even in icy conditions, this winter tradition results in serious environmental hazards.  Salt and chemically enriched ice melters dissolve and leave 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 us 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 LavaGrip.  A natural addition to your ice control plan that gives you instant traction on icy surfaces. LavaGrip grips into the ice, giving you ultimate safety during slippery conditions without damaging your property or causing harm to your pets or environment. 

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 the perfect solution to slippery winter conditions as it delivers the much-needed traction and safety everyone is looking for, it is also reusable, highly visible, reduces tracking, 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 Reusable. 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 that continues to grip into the ice.

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