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Winter Effects on Concrete Surfaces

By Bravo Buffalo 0 Comment November 17, 2021

It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting colder, the snow is falling more often, and our sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots are starting to look like they’re covered in ice. Though it may not seem like a big deal at first glance, the winter season can be detrimental to concrete surfaces. When freezing temperatures meet moisture below ground level, cracks and uneven concrete can form on the surface of your sidewalk or driveway which will lead to further damage over time as water continues to freeze and expand with each new snowfall. 


During the winter season, there is a lot of snow and the ground is cold which leads to some complications. The colder ground will absorb water and create cracks on your concrete surface. This can lead to more cracks in the concrete as it freezes and expands with every new snowfall which will eventually cause major damage to your driveway or sidewalk. The best way to protect your concrete is by applying ice and water sealant which will protect against the cold weather.

Uneven Concrete

One of the unfortunate side effects of the winter season is that it can cause uneven concrete surfaces.  As the ground freezes and thaws, it can cause your sidewalks, patios, driveways, etc. to expand and contract which can lead to less balanced surfaces for your concrete slabs. If not taken care of properly this could result in a hazardous situation where people may potentially trip or fall so you need to take precautions before something bad happens! Having your concrete professionally leveled can help counteract the effects of ground heave, leaving a smooth, stable surface.


Excessive use of road salt on your concrete can cause irreversible damage to the surface. This is because it contains sodium chloride, which can corrode concrete and will lead to cracks and corrosion that you’ll need to replace. If you really want to protect your driveway or sidewalk from all of the snow and ice during the wintertime, then it might be a good idea to invest in an ice and water sealant treatment for your subsurface.

Repair or Prevent Winter Effects on Concrete

It is important to take precautions during the winter season so that your concrete surfaces are not affected by the cold weather. If you’re looking for someone who can repair or maintain your property, contact Bravo Concrete Maintenance today! We’ll be happy to help you with any of these issues and more! Our team has years of experience in residential construction and commercial building projects which means we have all sorts of solutions for your concrete issues. Don’t wait until it’s too late – give us a call today at (716) 834-2454 to ensure your expensive concrete investment stays safe.