Asked by: Miriam Martsinkovsky
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th January, 2020

How do you treat ice on new concrete?

Ice Melter on Concrete
  1. Remove slush and broken ice.
  2. Use a good ice melter products - prevent chemical damage - extend freeze/thaw cycle.
  3. Try to prevent water build up on surface to reduce absorption.
  4. Ensure that concrete is of high quality construction to withstand your cold weather climate.

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Consequently, what ice melt is safe for new concrete?

Good ice melt choices for concrete are Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride. While Potassium Chloride is good for the environment it damages the concrete and typically costs 3-5 times more.

Similarly, what salt is safe for new concrete? The most common deicing salt is regular rock salt or sodium chloride. It is widely available and can melt snow and ice until the temperature drops to between 16 and 20 F. Below these temperatures the rock salt stops melting snow and ice. Rock salt also releases the highest amount of chloride ions when it dissolves.

Also to know, how do you melt ice without damaging concrete?

Rock salt and other salt-containing deicers will melt snow and ice and, as with concrete, encourage water to seep in through surface pores. The freeze-thaw cycle takes over from there, and as asphalt is rather brittle in the winter time, the damage can be quite significant.

How do you get ice off concrete?

To completely remove ice from the driveway, use a metal snow shovel to scrape off the slush that remains. If you leave the mostly melted ice on the driveway, there's a risk of it freezing again. You can also use a big floor squeegee to remove watery slush so that it doesn't re-freeze into a thin layer of slippery ice.

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