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De-icing Salts Attacking Concrete Surfaces

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Salt Damage to Concrete & Masonry is Expensive

De-Icings salts such as rock salt, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and other salt related products all do damage to concrete surfaces.  The resulting slurry of melted ice and salt is absorbed into the concrete causing spalling and general erosion of the surface. Salt Block WB does not allow the salty slurry created by the de-icing salt from soaking into the concrete and destroying your concrete surface.  A chemical reaction occurs within the pores of the concrete creating an invisible barrier which prevents absorption into the surface.  A treatment of Salt Block will save you hundreds of dollars in future concrete repairs.

What if the damage is already done?

Concrete that has pitted and spalled needs to be repaired using a concrete repair mortar such as Plas-Tex Powder.  All broken and loose concrete needs to be removed prior to patching to ensure the patch gets a strong, permanent bond.  Once all patching has been completed and allowed to cure the surface can now be sealed with Salt Block WB to protect and prevent future damage from de-icing salts.

 

 

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Avoid costly repairs by sealing with Salt Block WB

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