How to Prevent Ice Build Up: Peladow Calcium Chloride Products

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Calcium Chloride is a hygroscopic salt that is most often utilized as an ice melt product due to its ability to lower the freezing point of water and prevent dangerous ice build up. Calcium Chloride is the most popular ice melt product because of its high concentration of chlorides that allows it to minimize ice production in temperatures as low as -25°F. This product can be used on sidewalks, steps, roadways, and any other surface area that typically has ice build up from a winter storm. Read more to learn about the benefits to Peladow and how to apply it.

What Makes Peladow Calcium Chloride Products Unique?

Peladow Calcium Chloride is a unique product in that it comes in rounded pellets. This shape allows Peladow to be spread easily across a surface area to effectively melt ice and snow. Peladow can be spread across a large parking lot and reach even the tightest of corners to ensure that your entire pavement is protected from ice. Compared to Calcium Chloride flakes, Peladow pellets require less product to be effective because the pellets do not adhere to one single place and instead can be spread around to cover more surface area faster.

How to Apply Calcium Chloride

Peladow Calcium Chloride can be applied either manually or through the use of professional equipment. While you can spread the product by hand, this is not recommended, as contact can cause irritation and application will be time consuming and ineffective. Calcium Chloride ice melt should be applied by a professional ice melt company, such as Rasevic Companies, with the use of equipment to ensure an even application. On sidewalks and smaller surfaces, a hand-held spreader may be used to reach even the tightest of spaces and still get a complete application that does not leave out any pavement. On larger areas, a spreader truck will be utilized to apply the product quickly and accurately. One application can be effective at reducing ice for multiple storms. If you do not have access to professional ice melt equipment, it is best to consult with a professional such as Rasevic Companies for application.

Other Uses of Calcium Chloride: Dust Control

Calcium Chloride is a versatile product, in that it can also be utilized as a dust control agent in the summer months to prevent excess dust production. Peladow Calcium Chloride is able to absorb moisture from the air and keep road surfaces damp, which traps loose soil and dust particles on the surface and minimizes excess in the air. Controlling dust is necessary for locations that are prone to producing dust, such as dirt and gravel roads, unpaved parking lots, baseball fields, construction sites, and more. Dust can cause health and safety issues, as it gets into the eyes of workers or passerbys and causes irritation and reduced visibility. It can also get into the lungs and lead to coughing and difficulty breathing. Additionally, large amounts of dust can damage vehicles and property by sinking into small cracks and crevices. All of these dangers and hazards can be avoided by applying Peladow Calcium Chloride onto your dust-producing area. Calcium Chloride is typically applied with the use of a sprayer or spreader truck that will evenly distribute the product across the affected area. The rounded pellet shape of Peladow allows this product to be easily spread across even the largest of surface areas. One application of Calcium Chloride will minimize dust production for weeks, helping you save money and time between applications. While there are other methods of controlling dust such as continuously watering a dust producing area or reducing traffic, these are not as efficent or effective as applying a dust control product such as Calcium Chloride.

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