Winter weather can take its toll on cement driveways. Concrete is a porous material that water can seep into. When the water in the cement freezes and expands it can cause cracks. There are a few different ways to take care of your driveway in the winter to prevent cracking and extend the life of your cement driveway.
Keep Your Cement Driveway Clear of Snow
Keeping your driveway clear of snow will prevent most of the water from entering the concrete slabs. Whether you hire a snow removal service or shovel yourself it is important to keep your driveway clear. De-icing salts will help to melt the ice but can also cause damage to your cement. It is best to avoid using salt on your driveway if possible. Spreading sand or fine gravel over your driveway can improve traction if you are not using salt to melt the ice. Sealing your driveway before the temperatures get below freezing can protect the concrete surface of your driveway both from water and salt. If you have any questions contact your local cement experts at D&G Cement Co.
Cement Driveway From D&G Cement Co.
At D&G Cement Co. we only use top quality concrete mixtures. we take pride in our work with over 50 years of experience serving Westland, MI, Plymouth, MI, Northville, MI, and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in updating your driveway or learning more about winter protection, call us to learn more about our services, prices, options, and estimates for your home or business. You can reach us at (313) 277-2676 or contact us online.