Deicing Application Methods

Ice B'Gone® and SledgeHammer®Application Methods

Pre-Treating Stockpiles (rock salt or salt/sand or all sand)

  • Application Rates: Between 8 gallons/ton for all rock salt and up to 10 gallons/ton for all sand stockpiles. Rates will vary for mixed stockpiles depending on the sand/salt ratio.
  • General Procedures: We bring our tank and spray unit to your stockpile. You will provide a loader and operator to turn the stockpile as the Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid is being applied. This is required to ensure uniform treatment of the entire stockpile.
  • Application Time: Estimated 30 minutes for a 25-ton pile (typical tri-axle truckload), start to finish

Application Examples

Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid is used extensively on the New York State Thruway system and the Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) as an anti-icing agent. Liquid is applied using a spray tank system with a spray bar. There are various types of spray patterns which are used, depending on traffic flow and desired effect.

When correctly applied prior to the snow or ice storm event, Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid prevents snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. Plowing removes all packed snow and ice. Black ice cannot form as long as there is no major run off. Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid will not harm vehicles or any type of pavement and is environmentally much friendlier than traditional methods and materials that are presently used.

These significant benefits must be considered only in terms of the substantial commitment to training crews, use of precise temperature monitoring equipment and careful application.

We are carefully trained in the proper application methods and the use of precise temperature monitoring equipment to ensure the best achievable outcome.

Ordinary rock salt is transformed when treated with Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid. Hard pack and bonded ice are quickly eliminated from paved surfaces. Even though rock salt eventually dissolves in the melting process, the Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid remains in the pavement surface and will prevent black ice from forming. This will continue until it is diluted by run-off or precipitation, also blended mix can be used at a higher rate. The treatment process is accomplished by one of these two methods.

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ES Deicing, Inc. offers expert pavement deicing services and ice melting products for landscapers, property management companies, commercial building owners, schools, universities, county and city street departments.

3500 Meyer Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
United States
Tel:  (260) 422-2020
Fax: (260) 422-1717