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flag stone

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mikes plowing, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. mikes plowing

    mikes plowing Member
    from cent pa
    Messages: 77

    I have a cust that has a flag stone walk. We are looking for some kind of ice melt that wont hurt it. Even the people that installed it can't tell them what to use. Please help don't
    need anyone slipping on it.
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    And they want a melting agent as opposed to just sand? How about using liquid de-icer, like Mag Chloride? That stuff is supposed to be non-corrosive but I've never used it.
     
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    sand is safe and wont corrode...and will fill in betweeen bricks too.....xysport
     
  4. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    call endless mtn stone co at 570-465-7200. They are the quarry suppliers for a lot of flagstone. The other major players are Glenwood Stone and Herb Kilmer. Butch is the president of the quarrymans association and will suggest an solution to your problem. any ice melt product will work and you will not notice any damage to a natural cut stone. The problem is the sawed stone will have natural seams that transverse the stone, the melted solution seeps into these natural seams and break it apart when it freezes again
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I would say Pot Ash
     
  6. mikes plowing

    mikes plowing Member
    from cent pa
    Messages: 77

    Thanks just talk to the cust they told me the grout between the stones is part of the problem. They have flag stone in side there front door and tryed sand but it got all over in the house.