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no salt allowed


South-West Ohio
I searching for an alternative for rock salt for a complex I'm servicing.
Salts OK for the main drive but not for the walkways.

The complex is 20 odd years old. Will salt hurt this aged concrete?
I'm in south western Ohio. The only options I've been able to find are Calcium Chloride @ $15.50 / 50 Lbs, Magnesium Chloride pellets @ $10 / 50 Lbs and a mixture from a local Lesco distribution center @ $8.50 / 50 Lbs . Salts about $3 / 50Lbs!
Whats the latest on snow chem technology
Also Magic salt looks interesting but is there a distributor in my area.
Thanks in advance


Senior Member
salt walks

I MOSTLY USE POTASIUM CHLORIDE [ POTASH ] I usually use whatever's avail. at low cost that won't damage concrete. word of caution, do a walk through w/ property manager to look at any previous damage. [ take pictures if needed ] i've had people try to blame us for eroding concrete, then they want your ins. co. to pay to have it repaired. and use spreader not to get material on turf. [ another costly repair in spring.


South-West Ohio
I've got the polaroid ready to go for the existing damage.
Anyone used the Lesco mix or straight Magnesium Chloride?
How about a Magic Salt dealer in Cincinnati area?
I'll ask specifically about the Potash at my local dealers, thanks.