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Stamped colored concrete crumbling

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Greenery, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Greenery

    Greenery 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,379

    Hey guys,
    I picked up an account just recently that has a huge stamped and colored main entry. I noticed that some of the seams are crumbling apart. When I stopped in to discuss taking on the account I noticed their current provider was using rock salt with a blue coating. I'm not sure if what they were using was causing it or not. I want to make sure that I don't make it any worse. Any suggestions on what to use to prevent this? On all my other walks i use a blend of sodium, calcium, mag and potassium.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  2. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Any ice melter is going to speed up the Freeze/Thaw cycle....Thats whats killing the concrete now......

    How old is the walkway???

    There are a couple of reasons why this slap might have done this....The Slab has Not been sealed or not sealed in a long time....Bad Mix...Bad Finish...Low air in the Mix...So on and so on...

    I would make sure you are Not held responsible for any Damage now or in the Future...