If you’ve ever busted of scraped ice off your driveway, you know how hard the work can be. A good ice melt blend can make clearing off frozen concrete easier than ever. In a nutshell, ice melt lowers the freezing point of water, causing the salt to melt and create a brine. The brine works its way to lower levels of ice and begins the melting process there. It's important to realize, though, that all ice melt is not created equal. In order to make a good selection, you should consider three main ingredients in commercial ice melt mixtures and under what conditions those ingredients excel.