Many ice melter products and salt products can and will damage your concrete. If you want to have your new concrete last for years to come, you are going to want to use products that are safe and that will not damage your new concrete. You do not want to wait until the dreaded snowstorm has happened before you decide to go out and get your ice melter products. If you have a walkway, driveway, and/or steps that have concrete in them, you are going to want to be very careful of the products that you choose to put down to melt the ice.
Harmful Melting Agents
Salts that some people use for melting include sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride in them. Magnesium chloride is less damaging to concrete and it is also more environmentally friendly and will cause less damage to trees and plants because of how it releases less chloride into the environment than other salts, but is still not the best option.