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Are Homemade Ice Melt Concrete Safe?


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We’ve all been there—you’re at the store and you’re looking for the perfect ice melt, but you can’t find it. That’s when the temptation to make your own kicks in. “I’ve got a bucket of water and a bag of rock salt,” you think. “Why not?” But is it a concrete safe ice melt?

When it comes to making your own ice melt, it’s important to remember that safety is your number one priority. You want to be sure that what you’re using will not harm the environment or anyone who comes into contact with it. The solution should also be easy on the wallet, so that you can keep doing what you do without having to break the bank.

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Safe Thaw

Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.

Salt Is Not Concrete Safe Ice Melt.

Concrete is a mixture of water, cement, and aggregate (sand, gravel and/or crushed stone).

Salt is a corrosive chemical that could damage the concrete and make it more susceptible to cracking.

What Is A Concrete Safe Ice Melt?

Several products in the market claim to have natural ingredients and are safe for the environment. We may often purchase the products and regret them later. Any product that comprises natural ingredients without salt and heavy chloride blends are safe for the driveway. Most products in the market have calcium chloride snow melt.

Safe Thaw is an ice melt product that has solved several homeowners’ problems.

Safe Thaw is best applied before the storm to avoid the snow from sticking to the ground. If you can apply it midway through the snowfall, it will help to accelerate the snow removal process later. Once the snowfall stops, you can clear your driveway with a shovel to remove excess ice snow. In case there is a formation of an icy layer on the driveway, spread the ice melt liberally on the driveway and see the ice melt quickly. 

You only need a pound of Safe Thaw per 100 sq. ft.; once applied, you can relax for the next 72 hours. Even if you have another snowfall, you know your driveway is protected with an additional layer of ice melt.

The application rate of every ice melt differs, and it is best to read the manual before using it.

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We’re here to let you know that salt isn’t a concrete safe ice melt.

This is important because if you pour too much salt in your concrete, it can weaken it and cause it to crack. That’s why we recommend only using Safe Thaw. If you’re still unsure, feel free to reach out to us at any time—we’re here for you!

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

Safe Paw

The Original and #1 Selling Pet and Child Safe Ice Melt for over 20 years. Guaranteed environmentally safe –It won’t harm animals or children, and it won’t damage your property. That’s Safe Paw.  Safe Paw can change how winter affects our planet.

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Walk On Ice

The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

Walk On Ice - Traction Agent
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