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Can salt damage the concrete on your driveway?

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Orange shovel and SERPRO sign Safely remove snow from your concrete surfaces

As we receive the snow and freezing rain this week, homeowners and property managers prepare with salt for the walkways, driveways, and steps/stairwells to prevent falls and slips. Salt is an effective way to dissolve the ice on concrete surfaces but did you know that some salts can damage your concrete surfaces? The answer is yes, especially newly poured concrete. Some de-icing agents can contain harsh chemicals that cause chips or cracks on your concrete, try to avoid said products. Another way to avoid damage to your concrete is by using rubber edge shovels, metal edge shovels can damage your concrete also.

 We hope that you have found this information helpful, have a safe and healthy winter season. Always remember that your SERVPRO is always here to help!

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