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  Never Use Salt on Concrete
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Ayars & Ayars, Inc. Offers a Prescription for Fighting the Winter Cold
 
  Understanding Your Building and Preparing for the First Freeze
 
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Winterization Service Assistance

Winter is the harshest season when it comes to wear-and-tear on buildings. Without understanding the building, it's very difficult to prepare a proper course of action:

  • Special Projects Group can assist with preparatory and maintenance measures to minimize damage and contain operating costs.
  • We can help prepare a Winterization Checklist.
  • A basic understanding of the building's interior and exterior conditions.

Ayars & Ayars, Inc. created the Special Projects Group as a valuable resource for winterization like the snow guards pictured at left.. We are your source for all your repair, maintenance and winterization needs.

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Increased Freeze and Thaw Cycles - When melted snow mixes with rock salt is creates a mixture that will allow for more water to seep into the concrete. When this saltwater is absorbed, it will increase the amount of freeze/thaw cycles the concrete must endure. The concrete will become more susceptible to the elements and lead to costly repair.
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High Quality, Low-Risk, Proven Concrete Design Builder - Ayars & Ayars, Inc. is an award winning concrete design builder, but we emphasis care on products once delivered to the customer. Application of a quality sealant is recommended on all new concrete surfaces. Especially before the first winter. You should allow 28 days for the surface to cure before applying any sealer.
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Proper Care and Cleaning of Concrete- Ayars & Ayars, Inc. reminds all customers that accumulated commercial road salt and deicers will fall from the bottom of cars and trucks and could cause severe damage to the surface of new concrete. Please try to park in the garage or street or clean the surface daily.
  Keep Safe on Ice and Snow This Winter, but...
 
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Never Use Salt on Concrete

With snow on the way, many worry about the dangers of falls on concrete steps and walkways. The most common solution is the spread rock salt on the ice. Melting ice can be effective but it can be damaging to the concrete as pictured at left:

  • Never using Salt, Fertilizer or Chemical Deicing agents.
  • Never use Deicers containing sodium chloride or calcium Chloride.
  • Never use Deicer with Ammonium Nitrate or Ammonium Sulfate.
  • This increases the number of Freeze-Thaw cycles for the Concrete.

The best alternative to salt is to use sand. It will not melt the ice or snow, but it will give much needed traction. Let us show you how to prepare for winterization. It can make you money.

  Contact Information
Lincoln Office
2436 North 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Toll free: 877-435-8600
Phone: 402-435-8600
Fax: 402-464-6810
Omaha Office
7021 L Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Toll free: 877-453-8600
Phone: 402-453-8600
Fax: 402-334-5489
Sales Contact
Mike Ayars
402 429-7160
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