Severe winters bring home the need for concrete structures to have the best resistance to freezing, thawing and to salts used for snow and ice removal. The following recommendations are made to improve resistance of concrete from severe weathering and from deicer salts: (1) use air-entrained concrete. This is a must for all concrete which may come in contact with salt or may be subjected to freezing and thawing. (2)Use medium consistency air entrained concrete. Do not use wet, sloppy concrete which is inherently weak. (3) Use medium consistency air entrained concrete. Do not use wet, sloppy concrete which is inherently weak. (4) Protect soft, fresh air entrained concrete from rainfall and do not spray or sprinkle it with water to permit easier finishing. (5) Avoid over finishing. This brings excessive quantities of fines and water to the surface. And (6) cure the concrete. Protect the concrete from rapid drying by using a curing powder. In winter months, take the appropriate precautions to protect it from freezing.