Imagine you built a house with all your savings, and then comes the winter and along with it comes ice and snow. Now your home is covered with snow, and you’re inside. While that must be a pretty scene to eyes, in reality, it is very dangerous. The reason is that the snow will damage your house and maybe harm your family if it’s not melted in time.

But here’s a fact– melting ice isn’t that difficult. It is difficult to find an ice melt that won’t damage your concrete so that it could last longer.

Does This Mean Ice Melts Can Damage Concrete?

Yes, most of the ice melts out there can damage concrete in the following ways-

  • When the ice melts, it turns to water and then gets inside cracks and crevices, and then it freezes and expands the cracks. As a result of the expansion, the pressure on the build-up increases, and eventually, the pressure increases more than the concrete could withstand.
  • Using rock salt as an ice melt could also get into the cracks and reach the metals inside. Now, this fastens the process of corrosion and damages your house.
  • While there are several chemicals out there, they can be highly damaging to the concrete. Some of such chemicals include Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Sulfate, Aluminum Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Cyanide, etc.
  • Using rock salt can also stay on the surface and recrystallize in the surface’s pores and can result in chipping spalling.
“There’s always something new to learn.”

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  • Brandon

    I currently reside in Manhattan and continue to work in tech, both professionally and as a hobby.

  • Emilia

    I currently reside in Manhattan and continue to work in tech, both professionally and as a hobby.

  • Stefanie

    Really inspiring article. Love it!

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