Driveways can experience damage during the winter season. How? Concrete driveways, for example, can be subject to the damaging effects of the freeze-thaw cycle. When snow is allowed to remain in your driveway, it will eventually melt, and water can seep into the cracks of the concrete driveway. Extremely low temperatures can cause the water to seep in and freeze. The existing gaps can get larger because of this process, ultimately leading to damage to your driveway. You can do something to prevent this, though. You can seal cracks before the start of the cold months and the snowy weather. This reduces risks of major damage and, therefore, expensive repair costs.
If, however, you have a gravel driveway, and you want to reinforce the surface to make sure it stays firm and stable during winter, what you can do is first to make sure you’re not adding new gravel during the winter season. This prevents gravel from being properly compacted. And if you want to strengthen the structural integrity of your gravel driveway, you can use Ecodeck gravel pathway grid.
When winter season comes, your driveway becomes vulnerable to structural problems. The extremely low temperatures during winter can damage the floorboards and pipes that’s why it is extremely important to spend time preparing your driveway before the winter season kicks in.
Driveways come in different types. There’s the concrete driveway, the gravel driveway, and the grass driveway. Each type of driveway requires a different type of care and preparation. Concrete driveways are most vulnerable to damages during the cold months and as preparation, you have to make sure all cracks in the concrete are sealed. This prevents melting snow from seeping in the driveway.
For a grass driveway, the main thing you have to be concerned about is protecting the gross from snow. You can protect the grass by sand topdressing. For a gravel driveway, make sure you don’t top up your gravel before winter begins because topping up gravel during winter will prevent the gravel from being compacted properly into the ground below. You don’t have to worry about structural problems with your gravel driveway when you use Ecodeck gravel grids because these grids are stable up to -50C.