A question we frequently get is “if Icemelter is safe to apply on new concrete?”
The answer is no, as newly poured concrete needs time to cure and settle. The application of icemelter on concrete less than 12 months old may weaken the concrete structure making it more susceptible to damage in the future.
In order to reduce slipping, falling and liability risks, we suggest applying sand on the new concrete slab to give it some traction.
For more information on icemelter and concrete, please refer to our Icemelt Resource Centre.
GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter is a pet-friendly icemelter, and it does not contain urea (sometimes listed as Carbonyl Diamide or Carbamide Resin), as Urea is very harmful to the environment even with very little amount.
Urea based ice melts are generally the ones labeled as safe for use around pets. However, with a practical working temperature of around -3.9°C / 25°F, urea is not a very effective ice melting product. Whereas GroundWorks will go down to – 23°C / -9°F, it melts the ice as much as it protects your pets’ paws.
Moreover, when urea washes off of driveways, it often ends up in the most nearby stream or river. Urea contains nitrogen and when released into the environment turns to ammonia, which can be quite toxic to aquatic life even in small amounts.
So when it comes to pet-safe icemelter, eco-friendly GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter is your top choice!
Find out more about GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter @ the XYNYTH Website
XYNYTH Manufacturing Corp., wishing everyone a very promising, fulfilling, and a very Happy New Year 2018!
La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, compared to El Niño, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures.
This is the second consecutive La Niña winter. Last year’s episode was atypically short, forming in November 2016 and gone by February 2017.
It seems that the upcoming La Niña of 2017–2018 is going to be weak and relatively short-lived, too. The equatorial waters of the eastern and central Pacific are only slightly cooler than usual, which means that the effects of La Niña are expected to be weaker. So stay warm and stay safe during this winter!
Don’t be stuck, for the most snow to fall from mid-December to mid-February . Are you ready for it? Make sure you are. Stock up and visit www.xynyth.com
Maintenance Sales News magazine featured XYNYTH’s Eco-Friendly Natural Icemelters on several issues of their magazine, the latest of which is their Nov./Dec. 2017 issue.
For over 30 years, XYNYTH Manufacturing Corp., has provided new and different ice melter products to meet the growing demands placed by distributors, and their end-user customer base. Company officials complement these products with an abundance of information and educational tools, all in an effort to help people safely remove snow and ice.
The No. 1 selling item at XYNYTH remains the company’s prominent Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter™. It’s specifically designed to melt ice and snow effectively, while posing no risk to users, pets, concrete or the environment, when used as directed.
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A very common question we get asked is: “Which of our icemelters can be liquefied?”
All of Winter Warrior icemelters (which includesWinter Warrior Enviro LEADer™ Icemelter, Winter Warrior Runway Control® and Winter Warrior CMA™ Icemelter can be converted to a liquid quite easily.
Simply dilute 25% product into 75% water.
Our Calcium Chloride can also be liquefied for those who want a cheaper, non-eco-friendly alternative. The details on how to liquefy our Calcium Chloride are available on our website.