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Tips For Melting Ice From The Deck Without Damaging Your Concrete


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When the temperature drops, it’s tempting to use ice melts that can cause damage to your concrete deck. But there are ways to melt away ice without causing any harm to your beautiful patio or porch. Here is how:

Consider The Temperature

It’s essential to consider the deck temperature before you start melting ice. The ideal temperature for melting ice is between 20 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit, as this will make it easier for the water to break down into steam. If you try to melt ice at temperatures above freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit), then there is a high risk that your concrete will crack and be damaged.

On the other hand, if your deck has been exposed to low temperatures for an extended period (for example, if it hasn’t seen any sunlight since last winter), its surface may have frozen completely. In this case, it isn’t necessary to wait until daytime before attempting to melt ice off your concrete. Just be aware that if you’re working in sub-zero conditions with no sun on your deck right now, using direct heat sources like propane torches or electric heating cables could cause additional cracks in its concrete surface!

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Use An Ice Melt That Doesn’t Damage Concrete

When you’re shopping for ice melt bulk, it’s essential to look at the label and ensure that what you buy is appropriate for your needs. You will want to use an ice melt bulk that doesn’t damage concrete and is not corrosive like salt.  

Additionally, you’ll want to look for an environmentally friendly product—this means avoiding chemicals like calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. 

If possible, choose a product that can be applied easily: spray-on versions are great because they’re easy to apply and clean up afterward. You also want something that won’t be too heavy for your deck: icicles are just as dangerous as falling ice when they fall from above! Finally, keep in mind how easy it is to store ice melt once winter has ended: if there’s no place inside where this stuff can go until next year (or if your housemates have objections), consider buying something small enough so that storing it out of sight won’t be difficult.

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In summary, the key to melting ice from your concrete deck and avoiding damage is to use products that are designed for this purpose. Your best bet is to choose an ice melt that doesn’t damage concrete.

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