How To Get Traction On New Concrete
Concrete is an essential building material to create sidewalks, driveways, and garage floors. Concrete can last for decades if it’s properly maintained, but a new concrete surface is not always ready for foot traffic within just a few weeks of pouring. We never advise using even the best ice melt for new concrete. Traction is the difference between a smooth driveway and a slippery one.
We know you want to keep your concrete as safe as possible, especially if you’re using it in an area with lots of foot traffic (like an entranceway). In this post, we’ll take a look at what’s available to keep from slipping on ice.
Sand And Kitty Litter
Sand and kitty litter are also used to increase traction while walking on the snow. Sand will provide instant traction but will not absorb moisture. Hence, the risk of slip and falling still lingers on you. You have to ensure that sand used as traction does not end up clogging your drains.
Kitty litter will provide quick traction and absorb moisture, but it becomes a slick mess afterward. It gets messy and difficult to clean.
If you want to make a big investment, consider installing heated concrete. This type of flooring can help extend the life of your floor by keeping it warm. But cleaning up after spills is easier and cheaper. The cost is high and may burn a hole in your pocket.
If you’re looking for something to protect your concrete, your best snow traction mats aren’t the answer. They may seem like the perfect solution, but they can actually cause more problems than they solve.
First of all, traction mats are slippery. Remember that first step on new concrete? It’s not just because it’s cool and smooth; it’s also because you don’t have any traction! Traction mats create less friction between your shoes and the ground when you walk across them. This means that if you slip while walking across a mat with oil or grease stains on it (which is likely), you may fall into or onto something dangerous like sharp tools or electrical cords.
Traction Magic is a natural and most effective traction agent that provides instant traction. It’s a dual formula-based traction agent for the surface where you want immediate traction.
It contains naturally occurring components safe for eyes, skins, and your pet’s paws. It consists of two types of granules – absorbers and grippers. First, the absorbers immediately suck up the water layer that forms on the surface, making it slippery. Then grippers with their spikes securely hold the ice giving a sandpaper-like effect.
We hope this article has helped clear up some confusion surrounding how to deal with ice on your new concrete. As discussed, we never advise using even the best ice melt for new concrete. If you have any questions about the process or want to learn more about our products, please contact us. We’re happy to help!
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