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The Winter season can be tough on your home, especially on your driveway. With extreme temperatures and frequent precipitation, your driveway endures a significant amount of wear and tear during this season. However, with proper maintenance, your driveway can withstand the harsh winter months and retain its durability and longevity. In this blog, we will share some tips on how to maintain your driveway during the winter season. Following these tips can minimise the need for costly repairs in the future, making your driveway more functional and visually appealing.  

Cleaning the Driveway

Before winter sets in, it is advisable to clean your driveway thoroughly. Remove any debris, such as sticks, leaves, or gravel which can cause scratches and stains on your driveway. This ensures that you have a clean canvas to work on for any maintenance you need to do during the season. Additionally, it is essential to clean your driveway frequently during winter to keep it safe for walkways and vehicles- snow, ice, and debris can increase slipperiness if not removed.  

Sealcoating Your Driveway

Sealcoating is an effective method of protecting your driveway during the winter season. It forms a protective layer that covers small cracks and holes, preventing moisture from seeping into the pavement. This prevents water from freezing and thawing, which can cause your driveway to crack and cave in. Although it’s wise to seal coat your driveway before the winter season, it’s equally important to avoid doing so during extreme cold temperatures.  

Prevent the Growth of Weeds and Grass

Weeds and grass often grow through cracks on your driveway, especially during the wet season. If not treated promptly, they can accelerate the growth of cracks and undermine the structural integrity of your driveway. To prevent the growth of weeds and grass through cracks, you can use herbicides and vinegar solution to kill them before the winter season. To avoid damage, however, ensure that you use environmentally friendly products.  

Snow and Ice Removal

Ice and snow can cause severe damage to your driveway and make it slippery, resulting in trip hazards. After a snowstorm, it is advisable to remove snow immediately. You can use a snowplough, shovel, or snowblower to remove snow and ice. However, ensure that you do not use metal shovels as they can cause scratches and damage to your driveway. Use sand or salt to melt ice on your driveway, which makes it safer for pedestrians and drivers.  

Winter Driveway Maintenance with J Lowther & Sons

If you are looking for an expert to maintain your driveway, contact J Lowther & Sons. Our team of skilled professionals offers a range of winter maintenance services, including snow removal, ice control, and seal coating. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work and ensuring that our customers’ needs are met, no matter how big or small their projects are. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in maintaining your driveway this winter.  

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By following these tips, you can ensure that your driveway remains in good condition throughout the winter season. Remember, regular maintenance is critical, and it can save you from costly repairs in the future. At J Lowther & Sons, we provide the best services to maintain your driveway. Contact us today, and let us keep your driveway winter ready!

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