It's that time of year now. I have recently discussed Matting to prepare your facility for winter now the next step is how to make your step safe. What should we use to melt the ice in our walkways and driveways.
If you have a large parking then most people will use a combination of salt and sand. This typically is the most cost effective and easiest thing to do especially when you consider that a truck will most likely be spreading the product for you. But as you approach your facility walk way or even your home driveway consider this. Salt and sand will track into your building. Matting will help keep it at the door but white residue from salt will always be an issue. Consider Ice Melt.
Quality Ice Melter has CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate) which is safer for use on concrete and interlock.
Unlike salt which does not spread evenly and will melt holes in the ice, Ice melter spreads evenly and melts evenly so you are back on concrete faster.
Most ice melters are effective up to -22 perfect for our great Canadian winters.
Quality ice melter will also not track so you are not left with unsightly residue problems.
The other added feature with ice melter is that it is safe to handle no need for special protective clothing and it will not damage your clothes.
This winter if you haven't already made the switch consider using Ice Melter for your exterior slip and fall hazards.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
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