As winter creeps in, conditions outside may be less than perfect for your home and garden. You have probably checked online for how to take care of your garden, but what about your both domestic driveway or commercial pavement? To make things easier for you, here is our little list of the top and most effective ways to make sure you driveway doesn’t suffer over the winter months.
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Apply a water-resistant sealant
Protect against any type of damage with a high-grade sealant. This will lengthen the life of your driveway and ensure that cracks don’t appear in the colder months. You only need to do this every couple of years to ensure that you have that added protection for the winter.
If you do get some icy conditions, rock salt is your friend. A common mistake is to go over the top with salt under the assumption that it will speed up the melting. Sadly, that isn’t the case. Use only a handful of rock salt for every square metre. If you are using Calcium Chloride, a handful can treat 3 square metres.
Look out for cracks
Although there’s rarely snowfall, rain is likely so look out for cracks! Cracks let water seep in, which can cause further splits. Be vigilant and fix cracks when they appear. If you don’t know how to do it, Concept Concrete will be glad to help.
Don’t bother with ashes and kitty litter
Neither does a good job at adding traction or clearing ice. If traction is needed, mix sand with salt and sprinkle it on the driveway.
Sealing your driveway will always help combat the changes in weather. If your driveways are facing issues with the weather and need sealing, give Concept Concrete a call today!