Deicers can affect concrete both physically and chemically. According to the Utah DOT, the physical effects of deicers on concrete are mainly manifested in increased damage from freeze-thaw cycling, while the chemical effects include detrimental reactions between the deicers and the cement paste, aggravation of expansive aggregate-cement reactions, and initiation and acceleration of corrosion when reinforcing steel is present in the concrete. Damage from deicer exposure can be manifested as surface scaling, cracking, concrete degradation, delamination, and premature failure.
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