WJE Primer: Deicers


Deicers are often used on concrete roadways and walkways to create a safer surface for vehicles and pedestrians by melting snow and ice. There are many factors to consider when selecting a deicer for use. These factors include cost, lowest temperature of effectiveness, and potential effects on surrounding materials and vegetation. The composition of the deicer dictates the temperature at which it will be able to melt snow and ice.