How to Avoid Damage from Salt, Snow Plows, and More!
Winter weather can be hard on concrete surfaces. With all of the salt and snow, it’s important to take care of your concrete so that it lasts as long as possible. In this blog post, we will discuss how to avoid damage from salt, snowplows, and other winter hazards. We’ll also provide tips for concrete maintenance so you can keep your concrete looking great all season!
Avoid Using Salt
Salt is often used to melt snow and ice, but it can be very damaging to concrete. The salt crystals can eat away at the concrete’s surface, creating small holes that can eventually lead to cracks. instead of using salt, try using sand or kitty litter as an alternative. Kitty litter is a great option because it’s inexpensive and can add traction to slippery surfaces.
Watch Out for Damage from Plows
Plows can be very damaging to concrete surfaces, especially if they are not used properly. If the plow blade is too low to the ground, it can scrape away the concrete surface or stuff snow and ice into the cracks in the concrete, which will further damage the surface. Heavy machinery used to plow can also cause cracks and other damage to the surface just from the weight of the vehicle. Be sure to watch out for any damage caused by plows and take action as necessary.
Keep an Eye Out for Cracks
Concrete can crack over time, especially if it’s exposed to harsh weather conditions. If you notice any cracks starting to form on your concrete surfaces, be sure to fix them as soon as possible to avoid the issue escalating. You can use concrete filler to fix small cracks, or you may need to call in a professional if the crack is more severe.
Concrete Slabs Starting to Become Uneven?
If you have concrete slabs that are starting to become uneven, it’s important to take action before the issue gets worse. Tree roots and ground heave underneath the slabs are often the most common culprits of shifting or raised concrete. Thanks to new polyurethane injection technology, you can correct uneven concrete with little downtime and no environmental impact. Polyurethane is impervious to water and decay, making it a perfect choice for an environmentally friendly solution that will last a lifetime.
Keep Your Concrete Looking Great!
Even if your concrete does experience some damage during the winter, it’s not too late to fix it. With a little bit of concrete maintenance, you can keep your concrete looking great for years to come! Contact us today at (716) 834-2454 for more information about concrete maintenance and repair.