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De Icer ...........

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Lost Pine, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 194

    Just wondering what everyone is recommending for their customers tha have asphalt driveways for deicer..? I need something that works. A lot of my PITA(pain in the ass) customers want something that works,but doesn't harm the inside of thier house.(carpets, floors, etc).

    Please help............

  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    potassium chloride. Won't harm the landscape plants, either.
  3. gdeangel

    gdeangel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    someone told me that you can also use Potasium Cloride on less than 1-year-old concrete. However, every bag label I've seen says don't use on new concrete. What's up with that? :confused:
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    You shouldn't use any de-icer on new concrete, but that's hard to avoid. I've used potassium chloride on new concrete without harming it.
  5. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    No matter what chemical you use, it's the repetitive freezing and thawing that is so bad for the concrete. That's why salt works best, but is so bad for concrete. So, as far as new concrete goes, like Mike said, try to avoid it, but at least Potassium Chloride is better than salt or calcium.

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