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A Science-Based Guide To Ice Walking

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There’s nothing like the feeling of walking on ice, especially when you get to do it year-round in your own backyard. But if you’re not careful, this dangerous activity can turn into a painful accident or even cause damage to your concrete surface. To avoid these pitfalls, follow our guide to safe ice walking:

Move Carefully And Slowly

Don’t rush. Take your time, and move carefully.

Don’t try to walk on ice that is too thin. Don’t trust the appearance of the ice—if you’re not sure about its thickness, don’t risk it by trying to get across it as quickly as possible (or at all).

Don’t try to walk on ice that is too rough. If you have any doubt about a patch of ice’s quality or stability, don’t risk crossing it at all—even if there does appear to be plenty of space around you for other people to cross safely ahead of or behind you!

Use A Traction Agent

Many believe they need shoe spikes for snow or special footwear to walk on slippery surfaces. However, as it turns out, some much simpler methods can get traction for boots on slippery surfaces.

One of the best tips for walking on ice is using an instant traction agent. Traction Magic is specifically designed to solve this problem. Although, it’s not an ice melt technically. It provides traction. It comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly and can be used on your driveway or snow-covered roof. 

It will ease your way through the slippery winter months while keeping your walkways safe from harmful effects.

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Safe Ice Management And Concrete Preservation Are Possible With Concrete Safe Ice Melt

The most important aspect of safe ice melt technology is that it’s safe for people on the ground and the concrete.

Most ice melters contain chemicals that our skin absorbs on contact or inhalation posing health risks if they’re not used properly. Some common ingredients in commercial deicers include calcium chloride (CaCl2), magnesium chloride (MgCl2), or potassium acetate (KCH3CO2). 

These chemicals may cause irritation, concrete-damage, and result in structural damage from waterlogging. Safe Thaw is a concrete-safe ice melt.

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In this post, we explored the science behind the practice of ice walking. We looked at the factors that contribute to successful ice walking and how you can train for it. We also covered some common mistakes people make when trying to walk on ice and offered tips on how to avoid them. For safe ice management, use a concrete-safe ice melt.

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