The winter months can be very damaging to concrete. There are many ways to maintain the appearance of your concrete driveway, patio, or sidewalk. This requires a careful eye to attention as well as taking precautions to avoid certain harmful substances. Here is what you need to know about keeping your concrete surface protected during the winter months.
Deicers & Road Salt
Chemicals are engineered to make slippery surfaces safer, which can have a damaging effect on your concrete. Avoid using a deicer that contains ammonium nitrate or ammonium sulfate. Road salts made from calcium or sodium chloride can also leave permanent damage to your concrete. Sand is a good alternative to deicing materials with harsh chemicals.
When shoveling or plowing snow off of your concrete walkway or driveway, refrain from using steel blade equipment. We recommend sticking to a rubber or plastic shovel. This will minimize damage to your beautiful concrete surface.
Seal Your Surface
G-Cat Construction offers concrete sealant designed to protect your concrete surfaces from the harsh winter elements. Sealant is often added after your concrete has been cured, which typically occurs about one month later. Our team of professionals will clean your concrete surface before applying sealant.
Do not let the winter months ruin all your hard work. If you want to keep your concrete walkway, patio, or driveway looking new all year long, proper winter care is necessary. By avoiding harmful salts and deicers, as well as refraining from steel blade plows or shovels, you can minimize damage.
Contact us to learn more about sealing your concrete and protecting it from the elements.
956 S Bartlett Rd Suite 302
Bartlett, IL 60103