Is Your Driveway Ready for Winter?
Cold, wintry weather is right around the corner – is your driveway ready for winter? Maintaining your asphalt driveway now can help fend off damage from ice, snow, and salt. A&M Asphalt Paving are experts in maintenance and driveway paving in Severn MD and beyond. We can assist you with fixing your asphalt driveway before the first snowflake falls.
Before the winter months, it is necessary to pay closer attention to your asphalt driveway. Taking care of the issues now before the temperatures are too cold is a good idea. Asphalt is known to expand and contract depending on the temperature, and when the temperature drops, asphalt can crack or form fissures. Preparing your driveway now will ensure safety.
How to Prepare Your Driveway for Winter
- Make sure holes and cracks are filled. If water seeps into spaces in your driveway and freezes it expands causing small cracks to become large potholes.
- Add a sealant as it will protect your driveway for up to three years and it will keep water runoff from melting ice.
- Check for drainage issues as they can lead to ice damage. You can do this by spraying the driveway with hose water and watching to make sure it drains properly.
- Remove any debris that may be lingering in your driveway such as leaves, twigs, oil, and dirt. It’s a good idea to use a power washer before a snowfall because if it snows while the driveway is filled with debris, the snow can turn to ice and the debris will get caught underneath it and cause damage.
Snow Removal Tips
To maintain a safe and intact driveway, you need the right tools for when winter arrives. It’s dangerous to leave snow and slippery ice on your walkways and driveways, so make sure you are ready to remove it as soon as it lands. Use a calcium-based ice-melt so it will not ruin your driveway with stains and chemicals. Metal shovels can cause damage to your driveway so a rubber-bladed shovel or a snowblower are better options. And, if you want to avoid removing the heavy piles of snow all together, A&M Asphalt Paving offers snow removal services!
Need Driveway Paving in Severn MD?
A&M Asphalt Paving professionals can make sure your driveway is in good condition. We specialize in asphalt patching, seal coating, snow removal, and more! Contact A&M today for more information and a free estimate.