Snow Melt Products That Will Prolong The Life of Your Sidewalks

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Rock salt is no friend to cement sidewalks.  While it works wonders on asphalt surfaces, on concrete it will eat through your sidewalks in record time causing pitting and flaking.  Pitted concrete erodes and dissolves over the course of a few years, leaving a rapidly deteriorating surface for foot traffic. Unlike asphalt, which can simply be re-surfaced after cracks and chips, damaged cement needs to be removed for new cement to be poured, and that is one expense you can forgo with a little winter planning.

Whether using in large scale property management scenarios, or in smaller quantities around a home, it is important to find a good product that will prevent re-freezing, without eating away at the sidewalk itself. [Read more...]