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Salt eating away at concrete

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by elitelandscape, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. elitelandscape

    elitelandscape Member
    Messages: 79

    Anyone have any problems with salt eating away at the concrete curbs. i noticed today that they are soft and you could kick your foot and part of the curb would fall off. What should i do? any suggestions? or ways to prevent it from happening
  2. paul soccodato

    paul soccodato Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    straight salt is corrosive to concrete.

    try to use a different type of ice melt (like calcium) if this is going to be a problem for you.

    also depends on the mix of the concrete. air entrained concrete resists the effects of de-icers a little better.
  3. nulawndog

    nulawndog Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Calcium is much more corrosive. Go to www.iceban.com. Then go to. what is iceban. This will give you the break down on chloride. Also call joe mahoney at Bare Ground Solutions 888-800-8356 he has expert advice on concrete and when to apply salts.