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salt for concrete

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bounty21061, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. bounty21061

    bounty21061 Member
    Messages: 37

    i'm new at salting this year do they make a bagged rock salt that is good for concrete beside magic salt.Something i can get at like homedepot,lowes or even walmart
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2005
  2. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    all salts are hard on concrete. and no matter what you decide to buy the real problem is the refreezing of melted ice thats what cuases most problems
  3. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    CMA is the safest and least corrosive material available. :cool:
  4. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    we only use MAG on or near concrete, steel buildings,and Driveways.
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,253

    In and of itself, salt will not harm properly cured concrete. Our salt bin is made of 'mafia blocks' and has had salt stored in it for close to 6 years. Sometimes full all summer :mad: , sometimes empty for the summer. There is no spalling or breakdown of the blocks.

    As Karl stated, it is the thaw\refreeze cycles that destroys concrete.