tips to take care of your driveway

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An often-overlooked maintenance item by homeowners, caring for the driveway, is a consideration worth investing in.

REGULAR

CLEANING

Cleaning your driveway regularly will prevent stains from building up on the surface. For discoloration and general maintenance cleaning, consider renting, borrowing, or purchasing a power washer and using it regularly. It is a powerful and effective driveway cleaning tool.

APPLY SEALANT

Sealants help to prevent staining and other degrading damage to your driveway. Sealant must be appropriately applied to your driveway– otherwise, it could cause more harm than good.

PREVENT AND REPAIR CRACKS

Cracks are normal in masonry and concrete. But the quicker you address a crack in the driveway, the longer your driveway will last.

DO NOT USE DEICING CHEMICALS

Avoid deicers altogether and consider using sand or kitty litter for traction as an alternative.

PROTECT YOUR DRIVEWAY'S EDGES

Concrete is an incredibly durable paving material. However, driveways are not designed for heavy construction vehicles.

TOO LATE?  DOES YOUR DRIVEWAY ALREADY HAVE DAMAGE?