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Freeze Gaurd

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 2005DMAX, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. 2005DMAX

    2005DMAX Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Has anyone ever used or heard of a product called Freeze Guard? I have a customer with new concrete sidewalks. They are requesting the use of this product on their sidewalks. Is there any other product that is safe for new concrete?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,750

    Usually chlorides aren't bad.
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,396

    Why not use what they request? If it fails, its on them.
  4. Schoenberg Salt

    Schoenberg Salt Member
    Messages: 83

    Chlorides on New Concrete

    Most products actually say on the bag do not use on concrete less then 1 year old. I can check if Freezgard is one of them. It is Magnesium Chloride and generally any chloride is not safe on Concrete less then 1 year old. You should look at something like Sodium Formate or CMA (pure not something "with" CMA). While more expensive, the cost of new concrete is usually worth using this for the first year or so.

    Any questions give me a call,

  5. mypolaris1

    mypolaris1 Member
    Messages: 59

    I've used Freeze Guard, a lot actually. While it's not cheap, a GREAT product, and I've never had isues with concrete.
  6. Schoenberg Salt

    Schoenberg Salt Member
    Messages: 83

    Yes we are a Freezgard Distributor on the East Coast and sell a lot of it as it is a good product, but the OP is talking about NEW concrete.
  7. MidwestSalt

    MidwestSalt Junior Member
    from Batavia
    Messages: 19

    Due to its low freeze point it will go through less freeze thaw cycles and in the friendliest chloride on the environment.

    Freez gard is great on new concrete, so is peladow calcium chloride. We have the lowest prices on freeze gard in the NW indiana and the Chicagoland markets.
  8. MidwestSalt

    MidwestSalt Junior Member
    from Batavia
    Messages: 19

    Find out from the concrete contractor if there is a warrany or any products that would void the warranty on the concrete. Also a sealer is a good investment it the first winter will be very very harsh.
  9. Johnnysnows

    Johnnysnows Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I've used Freezgard in the past great product is a Magnesium flake pet and vegetation friendly but for new concrete find out what kind of warranty you have from the contractor, just to make sure you are not voiding any warrantiy by putting product on it.