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lawn man ?snow plowman

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by totalsnow of ky, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. totalsnow of ky

    totalsnow of ky Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    hey guys i have a rookie ? i have a new account that has 4week old concrete.what can i apply besides sand to help with ice /snow after i plow it :gunsfiring: also i am charging 75.00 hour + mat does that sound good for ky area??
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Concrete that new would be wrecked with rock salt. Calcium cholride can be used on older concrete. Your best bet would be Magnesium Chloride. The stuff is super expensive in comparison to salt. Be sure to price accordingly!
  3. DaveVB

    DaveVB Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    New concrete ice melt

    Nu-Life Laboratories Inc - Prairie Village
    Overland Park, KS 66204
    (913) 649-2625

    We have used some "Pink stuff" (don't remember the name) from them for the last few years. They sold it to us for new concrete sidewalk use and seemed to work- no damage as of yet. Anything other than calcium is going to be expensive, but for this it was worth it. God Bless You Super Good, DaveVB
  4. J HIsch

    J HIsch Member
    Messages: 66

    What about Urea?
  5. GreatBigTuna

    GreatBigTuna Member
    Messages: 30

    Be careful. The problem with damage to new concrete has less to do with the chemical that you apply and more to do with the freeze/thaw/freeze cycle. My suggestion would be to stick with sand on this virgin concrete until next year when it has had a chance to fully cure. Just my $.02.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    after it has cured then it should be sealed to keep the moisture out. simple cheep and well worth it.