Are driveways damaged during the winter season?

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How do I prepare my driveway for winter?

Lewis Reid Answered question January 31, 2022
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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.  

Lewis Reid Answered question January 31, 2022
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