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Is Sodium Chloride Ice Melt Safe For Concrete


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Today, We Will Answer Your Query— Is Sodium Chloride Ice Melt Safe For Concrete?

Let’s First Understand What It Is.

Sodium chloride, also known as rock salt, is an inorganic chemical that dissolves in water to form a solution of sodium ions and chloride ions. This solution is also known as saline, which is a term often used when referring to bodily fluids like blood plasma and lymph. Saline solutions are typically clear or light yellow with a pH of 7.4–7.5 (neutral).

When used on concrete sidewalks and driveways, sodium chloride dissolves into the water that naturally forms from rain or snow melt. This water then freezes into ice during sub-freezing temperatures and melts during warmer days—which means that it’s constantly going in and out of solution. And when it goes back into solution again? It brings with it all those dissolved ions from before—which means they’re now part of your sidewalk!

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Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.

So, Coming Back To The Question— Is Sodium Chloride Ice Melt Safe For Concrete? The Short Answer Is No.

Over Time, These Ions Can Damage Your Sidewalk’s Surface By Causing Efflorescence (When Salts Crystallize Out Of Solution), Spalling (When Salts Crystallize Out Of Solution).

Since most commercial properties include parking lots, business premises, or industrial establishments they need a concrete-safe, chloride-free ice melt that is non-toxic and non-corrosive.

Commercial establishments and industrial setups have heavy steel equipment and machinery that are prone to damage with excessive exposure to ice melt. We need to be more careful while applying ice melt around machinery since we risk exposing it to rusting and corrosion, leading to more expenditure down the line.

While there are several concrete-safe ice melt products in the market, Safe Thaw presents unique properties ideal for commercial and residential use. 

Ice Melt Without Sodium Chloride

When a significant amount of snow accumulates over time, the safest action is to apply a natural and safe ice melt solution that can also avoid slipping. 

The proprietary traction compound in Safe Thaw offers resistance to slip and fall. It has a lifespan of more than 72 hours on the surface and does not include any salt, chlorine, or acetate. 

Safe Thaw works in two steps: first, it breaks the ice and then melts it without allowing it to freeze again. This combination is good for melting through even the most challenging situations, including ice formations and packed snow. Therefore, it can be safely used even in thick ice and lowest temperature.

100% salt & chloride-free, fast acting Ice Management Solution


You must be cautious when selecting the ideal ice-melt product for your concrete driveway. Select an ice melter that is non-conductive, non-corrosive, salt-free, chlorine-free, and acetate-free

Safe Thaw is a non-salt ice melt manufactured with all-natural components. It is a distinct and patented dual-effect substance composed of a crystalline amide core mixed with unique glycols.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

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The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

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