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Safe Thaw: Answers To Your Biggest Questions


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You’re probably reading this because you’re worried about your driveway, sidewalk, or roof. Let me assure you that there are safer options than salt and other chemical-based ice melters. But before you make an investment in anything, it’s important to know the facts — which is why we’ve put together this buyer’s guide!

In this article, we will answer all your nagging questions including —can you put salt-based melt ice on a concrete driveway?

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.

Can Natural Deicer Melt Ice Faster?

Yes, natural ice melt will melt ice faster than chemical-based ice melt. The reason is that natural ice melts have a lower freezing point than chemical-based ice melts so they can melt the ice at a lower temperature.

Can You Put Salt-Based Melt Ice On The Concrete Driveway?

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. 

What Is The Recommended Amount Of Ice Melt For Concrete? 

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 Be Stored For The Next Season?

Ice melt often absorbs moisture from the outside and loses 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.

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

Is There An 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.

We hope we have answered your most pressing question —can you put salt-based melt ice on a concrete driveway? If you’re looking to purchase ice melt, don’t be afraid to ask the right questions. If your ice melt doesn’t fully clear your pathway, then it isn’t doing its job right. 

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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