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What To Do Before Putting Down Ice Melt On Your Concrete


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It’s the middle of winter and you’re thinking about your ice melt. You want to make sure you’re using the best ice melt for your needs, but you don’t know how to use it properly and what will quickly melt ice.

Don’t worry! We’ve created this step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process of using an ice melt product like a pro.

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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.

Step 1: Spread The Ice Melt Prior To The First Snowfall

Spread the ice melt before the first snowfall to ensure the ice does not stick to the ground. It makes removing the snow easier and creates a barrier between the icy layer and the concrete surface.

Step 2: Get Rid Of The Snow First.

This is key—if there’s snow on top of your driveway or sidewalk, it could prevent the ice melt from working as well as it should. Make sure you remove all snow before applying any kind of ice melt product.

Take a shovel or snow blower and remove excessive snow. It will help you to spread the ice melt easily and help you from falling or slipping.

Step 3: Read The Instructions! 

Okay, maybe this sounds obvious, but some people forget that there are instructions on their products that tell them exactly how much product they should put down per square foot or area covered by snow removal equipment (like a snowblower). Make sure you read these instructions carefully so that you don’t waste money or end up with slushy sidewalks when all is said and done!

Step 4: Evenly Distribute It

If you’re using an effective ice melt like Safe Thaw, simply spread the admixture evenly on the concrete surface. Safe Thaw covers 100 sq. ft. per lb., making it economical as you use nearly ¼ of any other ice melt product in the market.

Safe Thaw, Safe Paw Ice Melt Concrete And Pet Safe

Safe Thaw is a 100% chloride-free and salt-free ice melter with endothermic properties. It utilizes the solar effect to melt the ice and keeps it this way for at least 72 hours. It’s considered the best ice melt because it comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly. It does not contain any plastic or chemicals, making it safe for pets. It will quickly melt ice.

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It may seem like an insignificant detail, but knowing the step-by-step process of using ice melt is a key part of winter preparation. You must know what will quickly melt ice in a safe way.

Using an ice melt is easy: all you need to do is spread it out on your sidewalk or driveway and let it do its magic! But if you want to get the most out of your ice melt, you’ll need to know how much of it to use and how long it will take for your sidewalk or driveway to be safe again.

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.

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