Can you use a propane torch on stamped concrete to remove ice build-up?

Sand does not help much, since we live up on a mountain. Is there other methods that are just as effective? We were told not to use salt on the driveway or concrete.

6 Comments on “Can you use a propane torch on stamped concrete to remove ice build-up?

  1. I wouldn’t. The intense heat could damage or crack the concrete.

  2. Wouldn’t use a torch.Melted ice will just refreeze down hill. Shovel or blow off driveway. Sand on remaining ice is the best you can do

  3. Since you live up in the mountains and the concrete is exposed to winter weather, the concrete mix design should have been designed for severe exposure and you should be able to use deicing salt on it. But, if your concrete was placed within a year they’re giving the proper recomendation by telling you not to use it. Letting ice or snow remain on concrete that is less than a year old is also not good for it so you should find a way to prevent it once you remove it. So I guess to answer your question, yes you can. Be careful not to over do it. Just get the ice soft enough that you can remove it with a shovel. If you do use salt. Try to remove it once the ice melts. You won’t be able to remove all of it though since some with enter the pores in the concrete.

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