Don't Compromise Your Concrete

In winter, keep your concrete in great shape by avoiding use of chemicals and salts. These products can catalyze freeze/thaw damage, which results in the flaking or scaling of your concrete. Concrete that is less than a year old is especially vulnerable to this damage.

Watch for the snowy, salty buildup that collects on your car and drops on your driveway or garage floor. As this contaminated snow melts, the commercial chemicals used on roadways make contact with your concrete and over time can cause serious damage. 

De-icing salts and chemicals can cause lasting damage.

Products to Avoid

  • Salts
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Anti-icing/De-icing Chemicals
  • Fertilizers

The Safe Alternative 

Concrete Alberta recommends the use of high-quality traction sand on
exterior driveways and walkways to prevent slips, trips and falls.


You play an active role in preserving your investment through regular maintenance and protection of your concrete. In order to maintain the look and integrity of your concrete long-term, Concrete Alberta recommends sealing concrete with a high quality water repellent silane siloxane penetrating sealer* as per the sealer manufacturers directions.


Download a copy of our De-icing Bulletin which contains a list of local Concrete Alberta Accessories Specialist's that you can consult for assistance or de-icing product details.

De-icing Practices Bulletin