Ice B' Gone® Case Studies

The following case studies illustrate the anti-icing and de-icing effects and differences between using our bulk Ice B'Gone our Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid and our SledgeHammer® Liquid products verses the use of regular rock salt. Each product saves you time, money and labor costs, see why Ice B'Gone/Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid and SledgeHammer® are the most efficient snow management products on the market.

Case Study #1

Location: Lincoln Highway & Highway 930
Date: December 26, 2012
Conditions: Before a 4.5 Snow Fall.


Remarks:

  • • See Photos – Street to the left was pre-sprayed with our SledgeHammer®. The street on the right was only treated with regular rock salt. As you can see the street to the left the pre-treatment of SledgeHammer® has keep the ice from bonding to the pavement giving the street Department time to get out and start salting.



Case Study #2

Location: Meyer Rd. & New Haven Avenue
Date: February 18, 2014
Conditions: 9° F.


Remarks:

  • See Photos - A Bulk Salt/Beat Sand mix was applied with no melting (top image) and the Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt is working it is melted (bottom image).



Case Study #3

Location: Southtown Center Fort Wayne, IN
Date: January 09, 2010 10:44 AM
Conditions: 10° F.


Remarks:

  1. Longe Optical & Wendy's parking lots. Contractor uses Ice B'Gone at this strip mall. You can see the Wendy's parking lot next door still has snow and ice on the parking lot surface. Wendy's uses regular rock salt which only works at temperatures at or above 18° F.
  2. You can also see water standing in the mall parking lot at a temperature of 7° F;there is no ice or slush whatsoever.



Case Study #4

Location: Residential Sidewalk - Fort Wayne, IN
Date: January 7, 2010 5:56 PM
Conditions: After a 5.5" inch snow fall.


Remarks:

  1. You can see a residual layer on walk under a 5.5" snow fall, creating a barrier between the concrete and snow. This allows for easy removal of snow.



Case Study #5

Location: Condominium Complex. Ashland, Massachusetts.
Date: January 10, 2003 9:00 AM
Conditions: Light dusting of snow has fallen. Surface temperature is 10° F. Snow contractor has applied sand/salt mix.


Remarks:

  1. Due to the cold temperature the sand/salt mix has little or no effect on this dusting of snow. Notice the cars to the left and the dumpster area. The sun is shining on these areas and still no melting is evident.
  2. The possibility of a slip and fall is very high as people start to walk to their vehicles.
  3. The contractor did his job by spreading sand/salt mix. The contractor will bill his customer for this application of material, which did not produce favorable results.
  4. The sand will be an added expense to clean up in the spring.

Case Study #6

Location: Condominium Complex. Ashland, Massachusetts.
Date: January 10, 2003 8:00 AM
Conditions: Light dusting of snow has fallen. Surface Temperature 9°F


Remarks:

  1. Contractor uses Ice B'Gone and did not have to spread any material for De-Icing. The contractor had spread Ice B'Gone four days prior to a storm. The residual Magic Salt, now on the pavement, reacted with the "dusting of snow", which melted on contact.
  2. The end result — the contractor did his job by providing a safe environment. The possibility of a slip and fall was greatly reduced and the contractor did not even show up. The contractor saved labor, time, and material, and has no sand to clean up in the spring.

Case Study #7

Location: Condominium Complex. Ashland, Massachusetts.
Date: January 10, 2003 8:00 AM
Conditions: Light dusting of snow has fallen. Surface Temperature 9°F


Remarks:

  1. The sand needs to be cleaned up in the roadway.
  2. Sand needs to be removed from damaged grass areas, which border the curb line. Grass damage needs to be repaired.
  3. Notice sand as it is washed into the storm drain. The storm drain will need to be vacuumed out in time as the sand and debris will clog the drain.
  4. Notice additional grass damage from sand/salt use.
  5. The grass area along the parking lot curb is undamaged because this contractor used Ice B'Gone and did not have the grass kill that the sand/salt has.


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