It is no secret that winter is very hard on concrete, asphalt, and other driveway materials. If you want to avoid costly repairs in Spring and Summer, you will want to prepare your driveway for the winter months. Here are some ways that you can prepare your driveway for winter so that you can avoid future costly repairs.
Repair Your Driveway
If your driveway has cracks or holes, you will want to get those repaired before the cold months hit. Cracks and holes can fill with water and freeze, causing the concrete or asphalt to continue to crack under pressure. Small cracks and holes that seem like a minor nuisance can quickly become pitfalls for your vehicle that can cause problems with tires and alignment. Repair these minor problems while the weather is still warm.
Sealing Your Driveway
Your asphalt driveway should be sealed about once every three years on average. Although if your driveway gets a lot of traffic or has a lower grade asphalt, it may need to be sealed more frequently. Sealing your asphalt driveway is important because it helps keep the cold and wet winter weather from seeping into your asphalt and causing it to crack or pit. Concrete driveways do not typically have to be sealed, although you can have them sealed for an additional layer of protection.
If your driveway seems to be beyond repair, it is best to have it replaced before the cold months set in. Contact us today for more information about driveway repair or replacement.