Roselle Concrete Specialist | Winter Care for your Concrete

Concrete Contractor in Bartlett, IL

With winter weather nipping at our toes in the greater Chicago area, we wanted to take a moment to remind our clients and visitors to our site about winter care for your concrete.

Whether smooth or stamped, concrete can create a beautiful addition to your home. From driveways and walkways to stoops and patios, concrete provides a strong, stable base for your outdoor activities.

When cared for properly, concrete can add value to your home for many years. However, there are some important things to keep in mind for winter care for your concrete surfaces.

  • Never use deicers that contain ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate. These chemicals will destroy concrete surfaces. Avoid deicing salts, which include calcium or sodium chloride. Instead, use clean sand to ensure traction without weakening or cracking your concrete. Be wary of lawn fertilizers near concrete driveways or paths, as they often contain these dangerous chemicals.
  • Never use steel blades for snow removal on concrete surfaces. Plastic or rubber shovels can effectively clear snow without damaging your patio or driveway.
  • Maintain your concrete with top quality sealer. Our expert team will thoroughly clean and seal your concrete surface to keep it safe and beautiful all year long.

For more tips on caring for your concrete driveway, porch, or other addition during the winter season, contact our office.