The people of Atlanta, Georgia know all too well the chaos that comes with winter snowfall. You may think “chaos” is a strong word. We agree. However, if you were one of the unfortunates who suffered a 13-hour commute from the January 2014 winter storm, you’d know exactly what we mean by chaos. It was the same snowstorm that changed the way locals approach winter preparations. Early winter prep calls for hoarding groceries, coming to terms with getting stuck indoors and bringing out the fuzziest sweater you can get your hands on.
You can’t just stop there. Your driveways need to be prepared for what’s coming. You know, the onslaught of snow, sleet, and ice. How you may ask? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to preparing your driveway for snowfall in Atlanta.
Assess and Repair
Asses the existing damages on your driveway and start having them fixed. Those cracks you’ve been ignoring since last year? You’ve ignored them long enough. The freeze-thaw cycle during winter will only make matters worse if you don’t act now. It’s time you call a contractor specializing in concrete crack repair. The sooner, the better. Otherwise, don’t be surprised to see the cracks again come spring, only doubled in size and turned against you.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pounds worth of driveway damage. Which means, you should consider concrete resurfacing. Sure, you have the option to just repair cracks but why not take it up a notch and have everything done in one go. Concrete resurfacing not only repairs damages, it also improves the look and functionality of your driveway. As soon as the snow clears everyone else’s driveway will look drab while yours is kept in pristine condition.
Coats: Don’t Just Wear it, Apply it
No, you’re not the only one who needs a coat for winter. Yes, your driveway will need one too. We’re talking about a protective coat. Re-sealing your driveway with a concrete coating is the cherry on top of this winter prep sundae. It prolongs the lifespan of your concrete driveway by serving as a protective barrier.
Stock Up on Ice Melt
Put those deicing salts down, slick. Although concrete coatings can protect your driveway from damage, it certainly helps to stock up on calcium-based ice melt. Deicing salts can be quite damaging to concrete and asphalt driveways. Calcium-based ice melt is a better alternative for those who want to play it smart and safe.
Driveway preparations are easier to deal with when you have someone to do it for you. Visit our homepage https://www.atlantaconcreteartisans.com/ for services like concrete resurfacing, concrete repair and concrete coatings.