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Case Studies

Anti-Icing and De-Icing Effects Illustrated
The following photographs illustrate the anti-icing and de-icing effects and differences between Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt / Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid applications with regular salt. Saving you time, money and labor costs, see why Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt / Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid are the most efficient snow management products on the market.


casestudies

Location:

Kohl's Shopping Center, Route 9, Wappingers Falls, New York (Approximately 75 miles North of New York City)


Date:

January 18, 2001


Conditions:

Two days after a 5" snow storm.


Remarks:

Kohl's took over the defunct Caldor's chain in the summer of 2000. As the part of the remodeling project the entire parking lot was resealed and restriped. Snow removal contractor at this site uses traditional sand and salt applications.
  • Notice the amount of sand remaining in the parking areas. No stripes or lines are visible. Sand will remain until removed in the spring.
  • The purpose of sand is to provide traction. However, cars traveling on the access roads have pushed the sand onto the curbside and into the corners. Therefore the heaviest traffic areas have little or no sand – where traction is needed most!
  • Route 9 is maintained by New York State DOT, which uses rock salt treated with Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid. Notice that the lane markers are clearly visible.
  • Town roads (upper picture) and other parking areas are all treated with typical salt/sand, all except the lower right hand parking area.

 
casestudies

Location:

Post Road Plaza, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, New York


Date:

January 18, 2001


Conditions:

Two days after a 5" snow storm.


Remarks:

Parking lot was re-striped in the spring of 1996.
The snow removal contractor at this site uses a combination of direct liquid application of Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid on the access and ring roads, and treated bulk Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt on the parking areas.
No sand whatsoever is used at this site.
  • NoCar traffic carries Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid around the site and even onto the adjoining road.
  • Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt (bulk rock salt treated with Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid) is used in the Post Road Plaza parking areas. Note: This is a four seasons account. Spring clean-up costs are drastically reduced.)
  • At the left of the picture, this property uses a different snow removal contractor. the center of the picture, this property also uses a different snow removal contractor. Notice how local traffic tracks Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid on to this property.

 
casestudies

Location:

Residential Street, Boston, MA suburbs


Date:

February 18, 2003


Conditions:

Snow contactor applying Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid during a storm. A 235 gallon portable spray tank system is mounted into the back of a ¾ ton pickup with a spray bar for roadway applications.

 
casestudies

Location:

Residential Street, Boston, MA suburbs


Date:

February 18, 2003


Conditions:

½ inch of snow has fallen with another 2 inches forecasted. Ice B'Gone Magic Liquid has been applied which keeps the snow from bonding to the pavement.

Remarks:

The Magic is starting to "travel" which is evident at the top right of area sprayed. The Magic is starting to travel to the right beyond the sprayed area. This travel is why the volume needed to cover area is minimal in both cost and material. The contractor uses only a few gallons as opposed to a few tons of salt. 1 gallon of Magic will cover 1000 to 2000 sq. ft. depending on weather.

 
casestudies

Location:

Condominium Complex. Ashland, Massachusetts.


Date:

January 10, 2003 9:00 AM


Conditions:

Light dusting of snow has fallen. Surface temperature 10° F. Snow contractor has applied sand/salt mix.

Remarks:

  • 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.
  • The possibility of a slip and fall is very high as people start to walk to their vehicles.
  • 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.
  • The sand will be an added expense to clean up in the spring.

 
casestudies

Location:

Condominium Complex. Ashland, Massachusetts.


Date:

January 10, 2003 @ 8:00 AM


Conditions:

Light dusting of snow has fallen. Surface temperature 9° F

Remarks:

  • Contractor uses Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt and did not have to spread any material for De-Icing. The contractor had spread Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt four days prior to a storm. The residual Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt, now on the pavement, reacted with the "dusting of snow", which melted on contact.
  • The end result – the contactor 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.

 
casestudies

Location:

IBM Micro Chip Plant entrance and commercial parking lot in Poughkeepsie, New York.


Date:

March 25, 2004


Conditions:

Left over sand from repeated sand/salt mix applications. Several clean-ups must now take place to put this area back in shape.

Remarks:

  • The sand needs to be cleaned up in the roadway.
  • Sand needs to be removed from damaged grass areas, which border the curb line. Grass damage needs to be repaired.
  • 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.
  • Notice additional grass damage from sand/salt use.
  • The grass area along the parking lot curb is undamaged because this contractor used Ice B'Gone Magic Treated Salt and did not have the grass kill that the sand/salt has.
 
 
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