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Safest for new concrete - CMA?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Popozuda, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Popozuda

    Popozuda Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Money is no object. What's the safest way to treat new concrete? I don't really want to get into liquid applications (unless everyone raves about it). I've heard CMA is the best, I've been thinking about CMA mixed with some sand. It's only for walks and the top deck of a parking garage. On the roadways I'll most likely be using Magic Salt.

    If money was no object, what would you do?


  2. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    if money was no object i tear up the walkways and lay down heated walkways lol
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I have 6 bags of Cryrotech CMA sitting in my shop, expensive as heck and does very little.
  4. BeSeenGraphics

    BeSeenGraphics Member
    Messages: 60

    Hehehe, Awesome. I'd love to have heated walkways. Unfortunately, it is an object for me. We use calcium chloride on all cement walkways.
  5. briles

    briles Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 2


    hi everyone, iam new to this site.i was hoping someone could e-mail me back with info on what to use on my accounts parking lots. is it safe to use calsiun choride. please e-mail me back at mbriley@evertek.net.i could use all the help......thanks
  6. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    A company that I know uses CMA and they get no result out of it so they mix in calcium with it and then it works good.
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Totally defeats the purpose of the CMA, I have a feeling the customer doesn't know.
  8. briles

    briles Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 2


    I guess my other question would be.what is the best product to use with a western M-1000 salt spreader. thanks
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162