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How to look after my driveway in the winter?

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15th November 2022

With the temperature starting to drop as we head into winter, it’s important that you take precautions and protect your driveway so it can survive the winter from the harsh temperatures or any snow we might have.

Why?

The fluctuating temperature and increased rainfall pose a threat to your driveway. As it rains, the water seeps into your driveway and then freezes which can cause cracks to form.

We’ve put together some of the best advice to keep your driveway in the best shape throughout the winter.

  1. Shovel snow as soon as you can

When we get snow in the UK it does pose a lot of threats and headaches, but it does also cause concern to your driveway. So, the best way to deal with it is to shovel any snow off your driveway as you can. This means the snow won’t melt into your driveway and will absorb less moisture.

  1. Clean your driveway on a regular basis

Keeping a clean and tidy driveway is always good advice but maintaining this during the winter to make sure your driveway is in tip-top condition is a must. Brush away any mud, leaves or sticks that make there on your driveway. This is also a great time to inspect for any cracks or other damage.

  1. Address any existing cracks

You might have noticed a crack in your driveway and thought nothing of it. But during the winter months, this makes your driveway more susceptible to water damage as it gives the perfect place for water or snow to build up. As the water freezes, it expands and puts extra pressure. If you notice a crack start to form, make sure you take care of it straight away and it won’t build into a bigger problem.

Now your driveway is ready for the winter! There are our three best tips to keep your driveway looking amazing throughout the winter.


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