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What de icer works for new concrete??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kbros, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. kbros

    kbros Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    New fancy place put in new sidewalks this summer and they do not want any salt on the new concrete. What can I put on the new concrete that will not damage the new concrete?
     
  2. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Torpedo sand is guaranteed not to cause any conflicts. ;)
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,879

  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    i here if you take a high pressured garden hose it will wash the ice off the walks :p

    :laughing::laughing:
     
  6. beverlylawncare

    beverlylawncare Member
    Messages: 78

    I never recommend salt for ANY concrete surface, regardless of age. Most melters (including blends and calcium based) recommend cured concrete of at least 1 year.

    I didn't check the link, but thats just my $.02
     
  7. Mattsautobody

    Mattsautobody Member
    Messages: 89

    what about beet juice??
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Is everyone from Kentucky against salt and concrete?
     
  9. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I think so....I don't understand their thought process. :dizzy:
     
  10. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I just had a LONG talk with a expert on concrete yesterday..I getting TIRED of reading posts from people that dont have a clue...SALT does NOT hurt concrete...There are many reason concrete cracks, spalls, pops,etc...Poor mix design, Poor installation,Etc are a few reasons concrete fails...NOT SALT or any other ice melter...Proper mixing and installation go a long way to a nice concrete job. Also a soon as you can walk on the slab you should put a cure and seal on it..It will help protect the concrete for a long life..just my 4 cents....:waving:
     
  11. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Where is Mark O....We need his wit here....:drinkup::waving:
     
  12. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Just because you're an expert in concrete and have certifications and stuff does not mean you get .04 cents and we only get .02 cents. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    Dude, this goes against everything i have ever been told. And every drive way i see pitted to hell from salt use. Or the driveway that looks fine everywhere but where the car drips salty water and it's pitted to hell all around the car.

    i'm not saying i know for sure....but i have seen some jacked up driveways from using rock salt all over them.

    not to mention my father i law ripping his depends open when he saw me salt his cement. :gunsfiring:
     
  14. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Winter + concrete expert + long talk = You must have been in the bar!!!!!!!!!!!!:drinkup:
     
  15. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,879

    Why does this happen every couple of weeks...

    Salt/ice melt increases the freeze thaw cycle which is the only reason why people see an effect from using these products. It just hastens the inevitable.
     
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Good one! :D
     
  17. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    I'm sure they make a jumbo size.............
     
  18. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Explain to me how salt hurts concrete Please...You have seen some jack-up drive ways from Poor concrete or a Poor install.....If the concrete is low on air the concrete will pop..If the concrete is Over finished it will spall...Explain how the DOTs get away with salting highways and roads....The road in front of my house is 23 years old. Its concrete and has been salted for 23 years..Looks Great....So if salt is sooo bad for concrete WHY is this road still around....Properly Cured and Finished concrete will not be hurt by salt...
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    fixed it for ya ;)
     
  20. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Thank you sir....