De-icing


Download (Right Click, Save As...)


Even after you remove the snow from walks and drives, you still have to deal with the ice that’s left behind. Ice forms a bond with concrete or asphalt which isn’t easily broken. The solution is a de-icer or an anti-icer.

De-icers go down on top of snow or ice to break that bond, which makes it easier to remove the snow and leaves behind a safer walking surface.

The most common of these is rock salt. If you apply them just as the snow starts falling, they tend work a lot better so you don’t have to use as much.

The anti-icers, on the other hand, go down before the snowfall begins and prevent the bond between ice and pavement from ever forming.

In either case it’s important to read the labels closely and follow all instructions.

Comments

Please Leave a Comment

No Comments on “De-icing”

You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.


  • Carol Boyd Says:
    January 1st, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Love your show and have watched for years. Last year we purchased a condo in Orange Beach AL. We want to add crown mold plus install new paneled doors. This will need to be hired out since we don’t have the skills to complete. The Complex is a steel framed building thus I have heard extra steps should be taken to properly install the crown. Was told nailing to sheetrock would eventually fail. Could you please advise how it should be installed? In addition our current doors are what I call plain slab doors with hinges at top and bottom. What material door would you recommend installing in that environment and should they have 3 hinges? We enjoyed watching the show where Danny & his wife updated their Beach Condo. Looking forward to hearing back. Carol Boyd



  • Joe Says:
    June 1st, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Where can I purchase corner blocks in Hudson Valley NY.

    Thank you



  • Judy Stephens Says:
    April 10th, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Thank you for that easy tip .Now what if you have a wall that will join another room and it is short corner and has a slant to meet the other room.


  • Official Comment:


    Ben Erickson Says:
    October 9th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Hi Pat,
    Actually the video is titled “How to Install Crown Molding the Easy Way” to indicate that it takes a different approach from traditional crown molding installation. As discussed in the text that accompanies the video, the reason it’s so easy is that the corner blocks are purchased premade. As someone who’s mitered and coped their share of crown molding the traditional way, I would have to agree that this is a much easier approach.



  • Pat Cantwell Says:
    October 9th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Adding corner blocks is an interesting approach;however, the movie is titled “how to install crown molding.”

    The title of the video is not appropriate and misleading.

    Using corner blocks likely are more involved than illustrated. First of all how do you make a corner block and then properly fit to the corners of both walls.


We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at todayshomeowner.com.

De-icing