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Salt help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by wideout, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Has anyone ever used or heard of calcium magnesium acetate salt? I have a new wal-mart store and they say its all i can use on there new concrete. If you know a good place to get it that would be great!
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    How are they going to know what you use? Sound like a PITA
  3. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    They have in there contact where they can look at your records to see what you use for salt. Not really a pita still salt just a different kind is all
  4. Schoenberg Salt

    Schoenberg Salt Member
    Messages: 83

    CMA is not a salt, but is synthetically produced and there for is a lot more expensive then natural materials which are mined/evaporated.

    You can check out our site's CMA Information page... http://gosalt.com/CMA_CALCIUM_MAGNESIUM_ACETATE_CMA.html

    Just be aware there are many blends that contain mostly rock salt and very little CMA, but this is not what is required by the Walmart.

    Give us a call at 800-221-5105 if you have any questions or for pricing.
  5. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    How can you "get a new walmart store" and not know how much this specific deicer is going to cost you?
  6. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    ^^^. Hard to make money that way I would guess
  7. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I have been approved by then and did there old store for the last 10 years this year they have a new one. I haven't submitted my bid yet that's why I'm on here trying to get a little information.
  8. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Anyone want to bet when they hear the cost of CMA they will change their tune?

    Especially since only hungry salt eats concrete, so if the OP bought not-hungry salt, he would be just fine.

    And if it was properly formulated and installed, they wouldn't have problems.
  9. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Stupid random question of this thread:
    Is CMA FAA approved for runways?