Did you know that the use of salts and/or deicing products may damage your concrete surfaces?
The American Concrete Institute (ACI 302), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA, CIP-2) and many product manufacturers issue warnings against the use of salt, calcium chloride, fertilizers, and/or commercially prepared de-icing chemicals on concrete surfaces. Use of these products can aggravate freeze-thaw damage, causing the concrete surface to flake, spall or peel off. Any product containing ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate will chemically destroy the concrete surface & should never be used on a concrete surface. The use of deicing products is not recommended in the first year of newly placed concrete slab(s) and should be used sparingly in subsequent years. For safety, the use of clean traction sand is recommended where icy conditions exist.
If you would like a free estimate or more information about concrete maintenance services in Oakland, MI, and surrounding areas, call Mazza Company Concrete at (248) 625-3305 today!