Tips for Snow Removal and How to Treat Your Driveway

Before you salt your driveway and ruin the concrete, I have a few snow removal tips for you today.

I have a few snow removal tips for you today, as well as a few tips on how to salt or treat your driveway.

Hopefully, you all had time to caulk and seal your driveways before the winter weather hit. If you moved into your home in the colder season, you might not have had the opportunity to do so, but make sure that you plan ahead for next year.

Caulking and sealing your driveway helps prevent extra moisture from going down in between the control joints. Sealing also helps protect your driveway from the road salt left on your vehicle as you drive in and out of your driveway and garage.

Now, you may be tempted to use ice melt and salt on your driveway. Don’t do it. You don’t want salt of any kind on your driveway, walkway, or garage floor. Salt is very detrimental to concrete surfaces and will cause spalling on the top layer of concrete.

Instead, sprinkle a pea gravel mix or sand on your driveway and walkways.

Before you salt your driveway and ruin the concrete, I have a few snow removal tips for you today.

The most important thing you can do is try and remove that accumulated snow or ice as quickly as possible. Don’t let it sit there.

As the salt trucks or snow plows go up and down your street, you may wind up with some ice melt or snow pushed onto the approach area of your driveway. Remove that as soon as you can using a broom or leaf blower.

Don’t forget to sweep out your garage, too. Ice melt stuck to your vehicle will drip down onto the garage floor, so get your broom or leaf blower to take care of that as well.

If you have any other questions about protecting your home this winter, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!

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