Preparing Your Driveway for Cold Weather is Easier Than You Think

It is isn’t easy to think about winter without the thought of the costs associated with preparing for it. From higher heating costs to potential home and vehicle maintenance, there are countless considerations to be made before the first real cold front rolls through. The costs and stress can really add up, especially when you remember that your driveway might need some help surviving the winter, too. However, ensuring that your driveway is prepared for cold, wintry weather is easier than you think. In fact, it can be accomplished in just four steps.

1. Seal Any Cracks

This is extremely important in ensuring that the integrity of your driveway holds up through the winter, and its far more than important than the other steps. If you’re only going to do one thing to preserve your driveway through potential ice, sleet, or snow, this should be it. Failing to seal your driveway’s cracks can lead to water finding its way into them and freezing, which eventually leads the cracks becoming even more prominent than before. In colder regions, it’s easy to find a professional driveway-sealing service, but it’s a bit tougher here in Georgia. However, there are plenty of cost-effective DIY driveway sealants to be found online or at home improvement stores.

2. Use Calcium-Based Melts

There are lots of different melts, salts, and anti-freeze solutions available on the market, all of which promise to melt snow and ice off your driveway. While we don’t need these as frequently in our region, they’re always good to have on hand because winter weather can show up at any time. When selecting a melt product for your driveway, be sure to keep an eye out for calcium-based melts. These types of melts do little damage to your driveway, as well as the environment, and they work just as well as other de-icing products.

3. Purchase Capable Tools

Most long-time Georgia residents can count on one hand how many times they’ve had to shovel their driveways, but, as with snow melt products, it’s important to keep the tools on hand. This is especially true for those with a vacation home in the mountains or another colder area. A well-worn shovel can easily get caught in a crack and break off pieces of cement or asphalt with ease, so make sure the blade on your shovel is sharp and has no cracks or other anomalies. Simply put, make sure you have good quality snow equipment that’s in good condition because you just never know what could happen!

4. Take a Picture

Once you have taken care of sealing all cracks and purchasing the necessary materials, a good tip is to take a picture of your driveway. Capture all the little cracks to get an idea of how big they are. Then, use those pictures for reference the following spring to see how your driveway held up. This is a good way to asses the how well your sealant and melts did at maintaining your driveway.

Now that your driveway is in great shape for the winter, it’s time to take a look in your garage. Is your car just as prepared for colder weather? If not, schedule an appointment with our service team today. We’ll make sure your ride is ready for anything and looks as great sitting on your well-maintained driveway as it should this winter.

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