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Looking for replacement for Lesco's liquid 'Ice Block'

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by marcos, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. marcos

    marcos Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I do almost no snow removal.
    In fact, I only do the church I go to, and the schools that are attached to it, largely as an obligatory family 'tithe' we give to the organization.

    They are asking me to pre-treat their steps with something called "Ice Block" from Lesco.
    When I called Lesco they said that it's been discontinued for almost 2 years now after the briefest of marketing spans, but it was a magnesium chloride pre-treat brine.

    What would be the best and closest sprayable substitute for a pre- treat situation like concrete steps?
  2. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    Either liquid mag or liquid calcium would be the cheapest. Then for the "Rolex" of liquid ice melters, potassium acetate.
  3. How about Magic???
  4. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Search for a distributor that sells "Orange ICE" retails for about $6 a gallon...does a good job and a gallon covers about 700 sf.