ASK A PRO

Well you asked, we answered. Welcome to our "Ask a Pro” library where you can find some of our most frequently answered questions and some sage advice offered up from the Balboni team. You’ll also find a growing collection of DIY videos for your next home project. Got a question? Just fire away. Use our contact page and send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer you in a timely manner.


I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL TECHO-BLOC BLU 60 PAVER PATIO. IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIAL I NEED TO DO WHEN I REMOVE SNOW FROM THE PATIO?

Just like concrete and asphalt pavements, Techo-Bloc pavers can be plowed and shoveled. Actually, the edges and joints around the pavers assist in melting snow and ice. When using a contractor for snow removal, it is recommended to verify that their equipment uses Teflon blades to avoid scratching…

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WHAT ICE MELT SHOULD I USE ON MY CONCRETE PAVER PATIO IN THE WINTER?

We get this question a lot! Balboni’s carries Peladow™ and Mr. Magic® ice melt products that are safer for concrete. You will use less of the product and the calcium/magnesium keeps working to -25°. Neither of these products will leave a “white residue” – AND…

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I’M WORRIED ABOUT ICE MELT HURTING MY DOGS PAWS, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

We carry Pet Safe™ ice melt at Balboni’s in convenient 20-lb bags which is safe for your beloved pet’s paws! The most important thing to remember is that there are MANY different kinds of ice melt and you want to look for ingredients that don’t contain calcium chloride or…

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I JUST HAD MY WINTER FIREWOOD DELIVERED – IS THERE A “BEST” WAY TO STACK IT?

Firewood can be stored safely, without degrading, as long as it is stacked correctly. Once delivered, stack the firewood as soon as possible, a small distance from your home (maybe 30 feet, as mice and bugs like to live in and around piles of firewood). Always stack firewood off the…

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