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Non Tracking Ice Melt?????

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by vlasin, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. vlasin

    vlasin Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm looking for a good ice melt that does not track into the building. Right now I'm using a ice melt for a local hardware store on the sidewalks at a hospital. We have so much traffic in and out of the building it is being brought into the building and leaving the white film everywhere and we are having to mop 2 -3 times a day. I didn't know if there is a product out there that does not track in as bad and leaves that film all over. Any good products out there for sidewalks???
  2. allseasons87

    allseasons87 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Calcium chloride
  3. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    We use calcium chloride also but you will still get track-in, it just looks like the carpets are damp instead of leaving a white residue. I tell people it basically boils down to a choice: Do you want the liability of icy walks or do you want to shampoo your carpets once every spring?

    We like the calcium chloride as you can use less product to get a melt, therefore minimizing but not eliminating track-in.
  4. TehTDK

    TehTDK Junior Member
    from Denmark
    Messages: 14

    Calcium Chloride?. It doesn't sound very healthy :p
  5. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    Don't eat it. It's for the side walk!
  6. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    If you can get sunshine in bulk try that. Effective and no track-in. All others will track in to some degree.
  7. BigBoyPlowin

    BigBoyPlowin Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Sounds like you need to be using liquid calcium chloride/ brine... Goes on clear and doesn't leave the white film all over the lot or in the building.

    Truly improves the look of our facilities.
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Ditto, liquid when made yourself will be way cheaper, cleaner, and easy to deal with.

    If you only need to do areas close to buildings to minimize tracking, you'll be better off.

  9. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    We use roadrunner at a building my family owns.