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How To Remove Ice From Stamped Concrete Sidewalk

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The first thing to do when preparing for an ice storm is to be prepared. A little preparation can go a long way in ensuring that you and your family stay safe during an ice storm. You may have heard of the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This couldn’t be more true when preparing for and dealing with ice storms. There are many different ways of removing ice from concrete sidewalks and driveways, but only one will protect your concrete surfaces from damage: Safe Paw!

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Shoveling can be tiring, but if you have the tools to do it, it can be one of the effective ways to remove ice from your concrete sidewalk. Shovels with a sharp edges will cut through the ice and break it up into smaller pieces that are easier to remove.

Safe Paw

Safe Paw is a non-toxic, non-chemical ice melter that melts ice quickly and safely. It is safe to use on concrete and asphalt, including stamped concrete sidewalks. Safe Paw is biodegradable and won’t harm pets or plants when used as directed. It’s also environmentally friendly, meaning that it won’t pollute the water supply or contribute to global warming.

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Ice melt, calcium chloride, or magnesium chloride

Though calcium chloride is the more common option for those looking for a quick solution it can be detrimental if used on stamped concrete sidewalks as it tends to discolor the concrete over time. Magnesium chloride also has this effect but not as severely as its counterpart. If you’re interested in knowing more about how to remove ice from the stamped concrete sidewalk, you can always look up the potassium chloride melting point. The compound has been known to have a melting point of -50 degrees Celsius or -58 degrees Fahrenheit, but like others, it’s corrosive too.

Rock Salt

If you’ve got a stamped concrete sidewalk and you’re worried about ice, rock salt is not the solution. Rock salt is corrosive to concrete, which means it can damage your concrete and make it more susceptible to future damage. It also poses a risk to anyone who walks on the sidewalk with bare feet or delicate shoes, as it can cause serious physical harm if it gets into cuts or blisters.

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If you decide to use rock salt on your new stamped concrete sidewalk, be sure that any children wear sturdy shoes when they go out onto the porch after a snowstorm.

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Concrete does a great job of retaining heat, which is why it’s such an ideal substance for walkways and patios. Unfortunately, it can also cause ice to build up more than other types of pavement in cold weather. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can combat this problem! If you have any questions about removing ice from your stamped concrete sidewalk, please contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have!

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