Ice Melt Damages Concrete – Do This Instead To Prevent Slipping On Ice
A small fraction of people solve their ice problem by using ice melt. But they are confronted with another issue when spring arrives; that of broken concrete. Various chemicals destroy concrete, some of which are used in ice melter.
In this article, we will know ways by which ice melt damages concrete and what businesses can do to safeguard their concrete while avoiding slip and fall in their premises.
De-icers are linked to concrete damage due to the chemicals used to melt the ice. The majority of concrete ice melts are chloride mixtures, mainly sodium (rock salt) or magnesium. Sodium chloride is rock salt that can harm plants and metals since it is salt. Salt, especially rock salt, can be harmful.
Many contractors, businesses, and homeowners are concerned that ice melts are harsh chemicals that would erode and harm the concrete’s surface. In addition to the chemicals, ice melts are frequently abrasive and can cause damage.
When too much salt is used to melt snow and ice, it might end up in unexpected places. It can harm landscaping, be tracked into your building, or recrystallize in the pores of the concrete, resulting in chipping and spalling of the surface if left resting on it.
When using de-icing salt, chipping the concrete surface isn’t the only issue to consider. The harsh chemicals of ice melt can rust and corrode metal if it seeps through fractures and reaches rebar used in concrete. As rust and corrosion progress, the surrounding concrete is pushed, resulting in cracks and spalling. Furthermore, as concrete deteriorates, it becomes more vulnerable to chemical and biological concerns. The ice melts can also cause rusting of your metal machinery and vehicles.
You want to keep your employees, visitors safe and avoid being held liable, but you don’t want to harm your pricey concrete! There is a way to ensure that all of your bases are covered.
Prevent Slipping On Ice Without Ice Melt
To avoid the chemical hazards of ice melts, you can use an alternative to salt, Traction Magic. It is a traction aid, not an ice melt. It creates a gritty, solid layer on snowy surfaces to provide better footing than any other chemical.
Its non-toxic formula functions in two ways. Water is sucked from the ice’s surface by absorbers. We know from physics that when ice is crushed, such as when someone steps on it, it liquefies, forming a layer of water that makes ice incredibly slick. The absorbers quickly absorb the water. The gripper granules then burrow into the ice, leaving a dry, non-slippery layer behind.
It is preferred by business owners since it protects their clients and limits their responsibility. It has no negative impact on the flooring.
Traction Magic is non-toxic to humans, pets, and the environment, and it works quickly regardless of the temperature or thickness of the ice without damaging your concrete and metals.
If you want to avoid any slip and fall incidents on your premises while protecting your concrete, vehicles, and machinery then a natural traction agent with immediate effect is the best solution for you.
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