Winter Concrete Maintenance

During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep pavement in the best condition possible. Between excessive precipitation, freezing temperatures and ice accumulation, there are all kinds of problems that can be caused by winter weather. Thankfully, there are a lot of things that property owners can do to make sure that their pavement stays in the best condition possible.

Keep reading to learn about how to take care of concrete winter maintenance to get the best results possible for your pavement.

Tips for concrete maintenance during the winter

Snow, ice and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on concrete pavement. By the time spring rolls around, it’s common for property owners to discover all kinds of problems (such as cracking) that are expensive to repair. Investing some time into preventative maintenance during the winter months can save property owners a lot of money on repairs and help them extend the longevity of their concrete pavement.

With that in mind, here are some of the best tips for concrete winter maintenance to keep pavement in the best condition possible throughout the winter months:

  • Keep pavement clear: One of the most important things for property owners to do during the winter is to keep pavement clear. While it’s impossible to keep ice and snow off of concrete completely, it’s important to shovel snow and ice from pavement regularly. Allowing snow and ice to accumulate for too long can increase the likelihood that potholes and cracks will develop. Clearing concrete is also the best way to keep pavement safe and minimize the risk of slip and fall accidents.
  • Avoid using deicing salts: A lot of property owners rely on deicing salts to get rid of snow and ice on pavement, but chemical deicers and deicing salts can cause water to seep into the pavement and cause cracking problems. For traction in the snow and ice, try using sand or gravel on pavement instead.
  • Ensure proper drainage: Many of the issues caused by winter weather conditions are caused by ineffective drainage. Improving drainage can make a huge difference in the longevity and durability of pavement. While some drainage problems have to do with concrete installation issues that are difficult to repair, other problems can be addressed relatively easily. Clearing gutters and downspouts and making sure that they are draining in the right place can go a long way when it comes to protecting concrete during the winter.
  • Invest in sealant: Routinely sealing concrete is an important aspect of preventative maintenance for pavement. Sealant protects the surface of concrete from damage and promotes an increased lifespan for pavement. For the best results, invest in sealing services every one to three years.

Concrete winter maintenance

At Bri-Mic Construction, Inc., we know how important it is to invest in concrete maintenance, and our team is here to help property owners keep their concrete in the best condition possible. We are proud to offer comprehensive concrete services for both residential and light commercial customers alike. No matter what your specific needs are, our team is here to provide the highest-quality services in the area. Find out more about all the services that we have to offer by giving our team a call today.