Sealing Concrete Driveway In Winter
If you have a concrete driveway, then you know that it can be difficult to keep it in good condition during the winter months. Your concrete driveway is exposed to extreme temperatures and moisture fluctuations, which makes it more likely than other surfaces to crack or chip. To avoid this problem, a great way to protect your driveway is by sealing its surface with a concrete sealer before winter starts. You should also use concrete safe ice melt products to ensure the long life of your concrete driveway.
When you’re sealing a concrete driveway in winter, the best time to do it is when temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees Fahrenheit for at least five days.
Give the driveway one final cleaning before you begin, making sure to get all dirt and debris off the surface of the concrete.
Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle to spray down your driveway and remove any oil or oil residue. If there are any cracks in the concrete, use an acid cleaner to get rid of them, then seal them with an epoxy-based sealer.
Sealant & Paint Cans
Now that you’ve selected your sealant, open any paint cans and stir thoroughly with a stir stick until you have an even mixture. Don’t worry if the sealant is too thick or too thin—you can use water to adjust its consistency as needed.
The first step is to pour the sealant into a paint tray and load a roller with enough sealant to cover a section of the driveway. Use a brush to get sealant into any spots where your roller can’t reach, like around curbs or between cracks in the concrete.
You’ll want to start in one corner of your driveway, painting the sealant on in long, even strokes back and forth across the width of the driveway.
Use a brush to get sealant into any cracks that may not have been filled with sealant. Use a brush to get sealant into spots where your roller can’t reach, such as tight corners or between two slabs of concrete.
Benefits of sealing a concrete driveway
Sealing a concrete driveway can prevent winter weather from causing cracks and damage. Sealing a concrete driveway can prevent water from getting into the concrete and also preventing water from freezing and expanding in the concrete. Sealing increases the life of your concrete driveway.
Concrete safe ice melt products
Safe Thaw’s non-corrosive formula can be used as ice melt on concrete driveways, lawns, and decking material without discoloring or damaging the surface. Using Safe Thaw is also one of the best way to melt ice on wood steps. Safe Thaw crystal leaches out a deicing liquid and speeds up the melting process even at a temperature as low as (-25) °F. In addition, ice melting crystals prevent water from reforming to destabilize and melt ice particles in 10-minutes.
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When winter comes, you need to make sure your driveway is prepared to face the harsh temperatures. A concrete driveway is a great investment because it’s durable and looks good for many years. But if it gets cracked or damaged by the cold weather, you’ll have to spend tons of money on repairs than if you’d sealed it properly in the first place!
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