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Concrete ice melt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by killed300ex, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Wondering what you guys are using on concrete sidewalks. A couple of clients are worried about the salt hurting the concrete. I have yet to find an ice melt that contains no salt. what do you guys use?
  2. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    We use salt. Any ice melt can damage concrete that has not been properly sealed. Concrete is porous which allows moisture to enter then refreeze causing the surface to spauld. We offer sidewalk sealing to our customers, and guarantee no damage if we have sealed it in the last 4 years...
  3. dssxxxx

    dssxxxx Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 63

    Check out CMA or calcium magnesium acetate.

    The only approved icemelter for "new" concrete.

    Have used this product was a few years on "sensitive" customers.