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Never Buy An Ice Melt Without Asking These 5 Questions


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Winter is here. You know what that means? It’s time to start buying ice melt. But how do you know what type of ice melt will work best for your home or business? To help you out, we’ve put together a list of questions to ask yourself and to the brand before buying any product. Yes, including that nagging question —is there ice melt that won’t damage concrete?.

Let’s Get Started.

Safe Thaw - Best Ice Melt For Asphalt

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.

How Much Ice Melt On The Concrete Should You Put? 

Ice melts come in different sizes and formulas, so it’s important to figure out how much of the product you need to cover your area.

 If you’re just covering a walkway or steps, less than 1 pound may be enough; if you’re covering a driveway, more than 2 pounds might be necessary.

Safe Thaw contains special surfactants that spread faster and covers the maximum area in small quantities. Since it is a concentrated solution, use ½ of what you would use with salt!

Can It Corrode Metal Items Kept Outdoors?

A salt and chloride-based ice melt can cause damage to the concrete and reduce its life. Safe Thaw is a natural ice melt. Its inhibitors control the reformation of ice from brine at a lower temperature and protect your concrete driveways, machinery, vehicles, iron railings, and greenery from corrosion. The reality is —’ rock salt ice melt safe for concrete’ is a misnomer. There’s no salt based ice melt that is safe for concrete.

Can It Be Stored For The Next Season?

Ice melt often absorbs moisture from outside and lose its texture in the next season. Safe Thaw provides an extra layer of packaging that checks the product’s reaction with any external element, including air, moisture, and sunlight, so you can safely store and use it in the next season.

Is There Ice Melt That Won’t Damage Concrete?

Yes, there is.

Safe Thaw will work on any concrete more than 12 months old. As long as your new concrete has had a chance to cure for at least a year, you’ll be able to use Safe Thaw without worrying about damaging the surface. Testing on a small patch is recommended to ensure that the surface will not react adversely to the product.

If you have any concerns about applying Safe Thaw, feel free to get in touch with our team of experts.

Is This Product Safe For Asphalt, Wood, And Bricks?

Safe Thaw contains non-toxic, chemical-free ingredients in its blend that are completely safe to use on asphalt, wood, or bricks. 

Does It Leave Stains?

Safe Thaw ice melt leaves no stains on your concrete or driveway. Its color helps you spread the product uniformly across the area. Rest assured— Safe Thaw ice melt doesn’t leave stains on concrete or asphalt. So you’ll never have to worry about unsightly discoloration.

100% salt & chloride-free, fast acting Ice Management Solution

How To Clean The Residue?

With most ice melt products cleaning the residue is an issue. It’s super easy to clean up because Safe Thaw doesn’t leave behind any residue. Safe Thaw ice melt is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, that won’t leave any residue or stain your driveway or concrete!

We hope we have answered your most pressing question — is there ice melt that won’t damage concrete?

It’s important to ask yourself these questions before you buy a product, so you can make the best decision for your needs. Not every product will work well in every situation, but if you do your research and find something that makes sense for your home and family, it will be worth it!

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.

Safe Paw Ice Melt - 8 Lb Jug

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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