View Full Version : What should I use on untreated concrete

11-29-2009, 09:07 PM
We have a customer with a lot that has concrete which is not cured (concrete was laid about 6 months ago). They want to use Calcium Chloride as their de-icer product, but the product warnings says that it should not be used on concrete unless it has been cured for a year. The only product that will not guarantee damage is sand, but the customer does not want sand. Does anyone have any experience working with concrete this young? If so, what have you used. Thanks.

11-29-2009, 10:04 PM
That is a very interesting question.

Let me know if any of this helps.

"EcoTraction doesn’t melt, corrode, rust or stain like salt and ice melters. It is also completely safe for wood, metal, uncured concrete, brick or stone."

Molasses: Road salt alternative? (http://www.hpj.com/archives/2005/dec05/dec12/Molasses-Roadsaltalternativ.cfm)
"Corn byproducts have a history as a de-icing option. Road crews tend to use them only on new, uncured concrete"

11-29-2009, 10:15 PM
He'd have to lay carpeting down, & can get away with using any product over it.

11-30-2009, 12:58 PM
He'd have to lay carpeting down

Does anyone actually do that?