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Denver Weather Forecast: Top Concrete-Safe Ice Melt Solutions


Today will be on the cooler side with daytime highs only in the 40s here in the Front Range. We will have partly cloudy conditions and it should stay dry in Denver. We could see a flurry or a sprinkle later today in the foothills or south of the metro area along the Palmer Divide, but no accumulation is expected. 

It will be a different story in the mountains, where we could see light snow throughout the day. We are expecting 1 to 3 inches of accumulation. In the last 48 hours, some ski resorts have picked up more than a foot of snow! 


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Top Tips For Using The Best Ice Melt For Concrete

Make Sure It Is Suitable For Concrete

First thing first, not every product on the market is suitable for concrete as some companies produce snow melt that contains chemicals or salts that can be bad for concrete.

Such products can harm the surface and even cause cracks, especially if it’s new concrete. This is why it is very important that you pick a product that is suitable for concrete. We should also mention that these products don’t only harm the surface but the surroundings as well.

You can search for products that are specifically designed for concrete. However, don’t blindly trust what you see as a lot of companies include salts in their products yet market it as ‘concrete safe’. 

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Know When To Put It

You need to be aware of the right time to use ice melt. We understand that this can be a little tricky since you can’t always be sure when it’s going to snow. The best option is to keep an eye on weather reports and to put ice meltdown when it’s expected to snow so that it can get to work right away.

It is not a time-consuming job as placing snowmelt only takes a few minutes. However, don’t worry if you can’t keep an eye on weather reports as they’re not always reliable. You can put ice melt on concrete full of snow and it will still do its job.

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Know Where To Place It

In addition to when and how much ice melts to use, you should also know where to place it. It is best to put it in places that receive the most amount of snow. 

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Use The Right Quantity

The quantity has to be paid special attention to since using too little ice melt will slow the process down and might not provide the desired results. On the other hand, using too much quantity can cause damage to the surface and also result in wastage.

It’s hard to tell exactly how much quantity to use as it depends on a number of factors including the quantity and type of snow. Dry snow, for example, can be a little tougher to melt when compared to wet snow, which is why it usually requires more quantity of ice melt.

To be on the safe side, read and follow the instructions that come with the product.

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There will always be a debate about the best ice melt in the market, whether to choose rock salt for roads or something else, whether it will damage concrete in the long run or not, and much more. All we can say is, don’t overuse any salt on roads as the repairs will cost you far more than the actual product. Safe Paw is the safest salt to use on concrete driveways and roads. It is not only safe for pets and kids; it is a great alternative to rock salt too. It will save you millions of dollars in repairs and boost plant growth.

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Stay safe on slippery surfaces with a product that’s 100% natural and safe for pets, people, and your property. Use Traction Magic on sidewalks, steps, or as instant traction for your car.

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