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Does Rock Salt Harm Concrete?

Posted by Teresa Batterson on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

What effect does a common chemical deicer have on concrete surfaces? It is widely known that deicers containing ammonium nitrate and/or ammonium sulfate will chemically attack concrete. However, chemical deicers such as sodium chloride (rock salt), calcium chloride, urea, potassium chloride, and their combinations do not chemically attack concrete.

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Tags: Deicers, Rock Salt, Urea, Seasonal Building Supplies, Winter Deicing Agent, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride