Lesco salt alternative

mlc4163

Member
Location
South-West Ohio
Whats the scoop on Lesco's salt alternative.
Potasium, Calcium, and Sodium mixture.
$8.50/bag if I get a skid of fourty 50 pound bags, ouch.
But still cheaper than straight Calcium Chloride, I'm seeing $11 - $11.50 /bag so far.
Has anyone had experience with this product?
 

SLC1

Senior Member
The local lesco dealer just went up with the prices for the lesco melt we just picked up two pallets of it the other day and paid $9.75 per bag. I am very happy with the results on our concrete walks and the way the lesco spreader spreads it is excellent much better than rock salt or calcium flakes
 

Irrigation

Junior Member
Location
Dayton. OH
You should be careful if your using any product with potassium or sodium on concrete. They are the most harmful to concrete surfaces. We use a product that is A FRACTION OF THE COST of calcium, easier to apply, easier to handle, and you don't have to use a broadcast spreader to apply it therefore you don't waste so much and there is no white powder getting tracked into your client's facilities either. Let me know if you care to know more about it.
 
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mlc4163

Member
Location
South-West Ohio
OK Irrigation you've got me curious.
Tried to e-mail but would'nt let me.
I'm about 40 miles south on the super slab so your info should be pretty good.
You can respond here or e-mail me at
mlc4163@aol.com
Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Snowmelt

Junior Member
Location
Ohio
Just to set the record straight the sodium content in LESCO Melt is only 40%, not over 50% as was mentioned in an early message.
 
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mlc4163

Member
Location
South-West Ohio
just got the Lesco literature and "Snowmelt" is correct, salt @ 40%. The product looks like a multi-grain feed. You can see each individual type of product. Rock salt, flakes or ? and small styrefoam looking ? Sorry can't remember the other two. My brains full calcium this and magnesium that.
 
lesco melt

ill tell you guys what i think of lesco melt once it snows. or should i say IF it snows. in previous years we used jiffy melt, but this year we are trying lesco melt instead. bought a whole pallet of it, i believe it was $8.50 a bag would have bought jiffy melt, but none was in stock. they are 50# bags not 40# like the jiffy melt
 

fireball

PlowSite.com Veteran
kcl mag is not the same as lesco melt. It is a combination of potassium cloride and magnessuim cloride. Kcl mag is the product that they make when they run out of lesco melt. The last couple of years Lesco has not had a reliable source for rock salt. They make the KCL as 33-0-17, about 4.25 a bag. The lescomelt has one item number and the kcl mag another
 

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