This is not fort kick ass.
February 7, 2014 8:04 AM Subscribe
My house is becoming an ice fort complete with ice moat. I would like to at least get out the front door without killing myself. Please help!
posted by zara to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
This winter has just been brutal in NY, and my house has been stuck in a bad cycle- it snows, the gutters fill, it finally gets above freezing, the snow melts from the gutters onto the concrete, and then freezes overnight. We were ok giving up on our side door for the winter, but its creeped around to the front door and the driveway is starting to get troublesome too (attached garage...same gutter issue). We have been trying to salt the hell out it (with Safe Paw, for the resident corgi), but it melts it.....and then the whole mess just refreezes into blue color ice. Im willing to take some time this weekend to try and free the front stairs. Whats my best strategy? Also, for the future, how can I avoid this.....besides moving from the tundra. Thanks!