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    10-09-2012, 10:19 PM
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Foal
Thank you all so much for your very helpful advice! What a great group of people!
     
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    10-10-2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by faye    
Don't know what sort of crappy concrete you lot use over there but our concrete has been salted in winter for the last 20 years and never suffered for it.
I have salted our concrete entry way and never had salt do anything to it either... Why would so many business's salt their sidewalks in the winter if it was just ruining it? And why would they use salt on the roads and highways all winter long to prevent ice if it was just going to destroy it?
     
    10-13-2012, 11:53 AM
  #13
Weanling
Rough finish on concrete is called a broom finish. They take a broom and when its almost set up just push or pull it across the top, it leaves texture. The more pressure you put on the broom, or the wetter the concrete the rougher it will be.

Salt will damage concrete. Salt will eat away at steel. Salt destroys everything over time. Some concrete is better quality than others. Some areas use more salt, more often. But regardless of quality, given enough time, the salt will hurt the concrete

Salt on roads cause more damge than anything else.

We use borium on our horses shoes for trail riding. It helps make the shoe last, and it also keeps them from slipping on the oaccasions we hit the asphalt. We use it on all four but you can get away with it on just two. You may want to consider this option.
     
    10-14-2012, 03:20 PM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by GrittyCowgirl    
I have salted our concrete entry way and never had salt do anything to it either... Why would so many business's salt their sidewalks in the winter if it was just ruining it? And why would they use salt on the roads and highways all winter long to prevent ice if it was just going to destroy it?
asphalt vs. concrete.

If you watch most concrete roadways are either sanded or a different mixture is put on. AND in the US at least the road crews can't seem to do a job in a timely manner or properly so they only expect it to last 10 years or less. When it comes to barns people want to do the job once.
     

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