Category: Bravo Concrete Posts

Why Heavy Vehicles Damage Driveways

By nygms2 0 Comment December 9, 2023

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t keep heavy vehicles on your driveway for long periods of time or that you should park your car in different places on your driveway. This is because heavy vehicles can damage your driveway. Here’s why heavy vehicles damage driveways:

Make Sure Your Driveway Has Proper Drainage

By nygms2 0 Comment November 29, 2023

Making sure your driveway has proper drainage is really important to do before snow hits. If it snows and your driveway does not have proper drainage, ice could form and then melt on your driveway which can lead to pooling water. Pooling water can then seep into cracks in your driveway and repeat the ice/melt […]

How To Protect Your Driveway From Snow Plow Damage

By nygms2 0 Comment November 22, 2023

It’s that time of the year where the snowplows will start coming out to plow the streets and driveways. That also means there’s going to be a bunch of potholes and damage to the streets and your driveway. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect your driveway from snow plow damage:

What To Do If Your Driveway Is Damaged During Winter

By nygms2 0 Comment November 15, 2023

Winter is one of the harshest seasons, especially for Buffalo. Many driveways become damaged during the winter because of the harsh weather. There are things you can do to prevent your driveway from being damaged, but they may not always work. Here are some things you should do if your driveway is damaged:

How To Maintain New Concrete In Winter

By nygms2 0 Comment November 8, 2023

Winter is just around the corner. Winter weather can be very damaging to your concrete driveway, especially if the driveway is relatively new. Here are some things you can do to protect and properly maintain your concrete driveway:

Avoid Using Deicers On Your Driveway

By nygms2 0 Comment November 1, 2023

As tempting as it may be to use a deicer on your driveway, don’t do it. Deicers can severely damage your driveway. Many deicers contain the chemicals salt or calcium chloride which will deteriorate and damage your driveway. Using deicers on unsealed concrete can lead to pitting and scaling. An alternative you can use to […]

Sweep The Leaves Off Of Your Driveway

By nygms2 0 Comment October 25, 2023

Leaves on your driveway not only make your driveway look bad, but can be a safety hazard. When it rains outside and there are leaves on your driveway, they can get wet and slippery when stepped on. This could lead to not only injuring yourself, but injuring someone else which could lead to a lawsuit. […]

Concrete Discoloration

By nygms2 0 Comment October 18, 2023

Concrete discoloration is when the color of the concrete changes. Concrete discoloration most commonly occurs when there are inconsistencies in the materials. Discoloration can also occur if something is spilled on your driveway. The best way to prevent concrete discoloration is by ensuring that your contractor knows what they’re doing when pouring the concrete. Hiring […]

Routine Driveway Inspections

By nygms2 0 Comment October 11, 2023

Routine driveway inspections are an important part of maintaining your driveway. Driveway inspections are best done in the spring and fall because summer and winter are the seasons where the most driveway damage occurs. Driveway inspections help to ensure that any problems don’t cause further damage to your driveway. A small problem could turn into […]

Should you pressure wash your driveway before sealing it?

By nygms2 0 Comment October 4, 2023

If you’re planning on sealing your concrete driveway, a good thing to do is pressure wash your driveway before sealing it. Pressure washing your driveway helps to get rid of any dirt and debris so it isn’t trapped under the sealed concrete. Make sure that you wait a day after pressure washing your driveway to […]