With winter well and truly on the way, it is important to prepare your driveway to last, especially as it is outdoors, exposed to the elements. Here are our top 4 tips to keep your driveway look beautiful and functional for many winters to come.
Give It A Thorough Clean
Although you should be regularly cleaning your driveway, a deep clean before heading into winter is key to increasing longevity and ensuring it lasts for years to come. Begin by removing any visible debris such as leaves and dirt, ready for the next step. We then suggest washing your driveway to remove any stains, grime or deep-set dirt. In some cases, you may need to use a chemical stain remover.
Inspect The Driveway
Once the driveway is clean, spend some time inspecting the space. Check for any cracks or holes which may have been missed previously. Make a note of any discolouration or issues you would like addressed before they can get worse through the winter.
Maintenance & Repairs
This might be the last opportunity to complete any regular maintenance and also work through any repairs it might need. It is important to address holes or cracks as any rainwater can be trapped inside and when temperatures drop, this will expand the crack even more. Although you can fill any cracks or holes yourself, we would recommend hiring a professional to do this properly.
Use The Correct Tools
If you live in an area which is prone to ice and snow during the winter months, we’d suggest investing in a set of high-quality tools to shovel snow and melt ice properly. This will avoid any unintentional damage. Metal shovels can result in scratching your driveway, whereas plastic shovels are much more gentle, even if they do require more work.
Book Your Consultation
At Ayres Tarmacadam, we specialise in designing, installing and repairing tarmac driveways, car parks, footpaths and private roads. For more info or a free quote, contact our team on 01865 391 449. Alternatively, use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.