LavaGrip is black pumice (lapillo), a natural lightweight aggregate. Black pumice is a volcanic glass of low density and high surface porosity (60%).
Its naturally jagged and uneven shape allows LavaGrip to imbed itself in snow and ice offering instant traction. Unlike sand, which is naturally round and will roll as forward pressure is applied, LavaGrip offers superior grip on wet or icy surfaces. And the shape doesn’t have enough surface area for the lava to stick to footwear so it doesn’t track into your home or business!
Due to its low density, repeated heavy mechanical traffic will slowly break down LavaGrip and spread the product across a wider area while offering continued traction.
LavaGrip’s dark black colour and porous structure absorbs and retains the sun’s heat, slowly melting the surrounding ice and snow.
LavaGrip is an eco-friendly product, 100% natural, and chemically inert with a neutral pH of 6.2. It is pet-friendly and the end of season disposal is safe and efficient as LavaGrip can be swept into gardens or lawns with no negative effects to the surrounding soil and vegetation.
Or if you want, you can sweep up LavaGrip at the end of the season and keep it for next year! It is truly sustainable in every sense.
Click here to see how to use LavaGrip.
Penticton Resident (verified owner) –
We received a sample of the product in the mail and decided to buy some. Was amazed at first try. Around the water troughs for the cows, we sprinkle some, as it gets quite icy. With having cattle, horses, and dogs, we don`t like to use salt. We have been telling everyone about the product. Went and bought another container at Home Hardware in Princeton BC, and told the staff how pleased we are with LavaGrip.
Kathy B. (verified owner) –
I had not heard of LavaGrip until my daughter from Canada brought some down for Christmas. I was excited to hear that I can order it online to be shipped to the US!
Chris B. (verified owner) –
I thought it was pretty good stuff. Did what it said AND was acceptable to the lady gardener
who runs the household. She is particularly critical of residue after snow/ice melting
and how it may affect the landscaping. With LavaGrip, sweep it off the walk and they disappear. That’s great.
Also it is a pet friendly product. Another great point.
Mark B. (verified owner) –
I was so excited to receive my LavaGrip in the mail. I mix LavaGrip with Alaskan at a 1 to 4 ratio and it works great.