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Calcium-based ice melts

By nygms2 0 Comment December 7, 2022

Keeping your driveway clear of snow and ice is important for your safety and your car. Choosing the right ice melt for your driveway is important because some ice melts can damage your driveway. Using calcium-based ice melts are safe for your driveway because they cause little to no damage to your driveway compared to […]

Man removing snow with red shovel

The Negative Effects of Winter on Concrete – and How to Prevent Them

By nygms2 0 Comment December 1, 2022

As winter weather arrives, it is important to be aware of the potential damage that cold weather can have on concrete. Concrete is susceptible to cracks and other damage when the weather dips below freezing. Let’s discuss the negative effects of winter weather on concrete, as well as how you can prevent them from occurring. […]

Don’t put heavy vehicles on your driveway multiple times

By nygms2 0 Comment November 30, 2022

Having a heavy vehicle on your driveway is okay every once in a while, but can be bad if you do it repeatedly. Vehicles such as RV’s shouldn’t be kept on your driveway for long periods of time. If you do leave heavy vehicles on your driveway, they can cause your driveway to shift and […]

Staining concrete driveways

By nygms2 0 Comment November 23, 2022

Staining your concrete driveway makes your driveway look more aesthetically pleasing. There are two ways you can stain your driveway: acid stains or water-based stains. Acid stains bring out some color but are limited to browns, tans, and earth like colors. Water-based stains come in many options including different hues. The most common options are […]

Potholes

By nygms2 0 Comment November 16, 2022

Potholes are the number one issue of driveways, roads, and parking lots. Potholes form all the time, especially during winter. They form during the winter because roads continuously freeze and thaw and cause cracks which can then turn into potholes. The best way to prevent potholes is to repair them before it starts to snow, […]

Leveling your driveway

By nygms2 0 Comment November 9, 2022

Leveling your driveway helps to get rid of sagging in your driveway and keeps the driveway at a straight level. Leveling your driveway is a good thing to do before winter because if your driveway is not level and it snows, the snow can melt and leave puddles. The puddles become standing water on the […]

Is Your Pool Concrete in Danger? Tips for Closing Up Your Pool for the Season

By nygms2 0 Comment November 8, 2022

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are changing color and falling off the trees, the weather is getting colder, and it’s time to start thinking about closing up your pool for the season. While this may seem like a daunting task, it’s actually a very important one. One of the most important […]

Don’t use rock salt!

By nygms2 0 Comment November 2, 2022

Soon the snow will be coming which means lots of shoveling and snow plowing. Some turn to salting their driveway to help melt the snow, but this can be bad for your driveway because it damages it. Rock salt is also poisonous. Rock salt contains harmful chemicals that can hurt children and pets. The rock […]

Choosing the right color for your driveway

By nygms2 0 Comment October 26, 2022

Concrete driveways allow you to choose from a range of colors. Choosing a color for your driveway is fun, but can be stressful. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right color: Choose a color that complements the exterior: You want to choose a color that matches/complements the roof, garage, and wall […]

What is alligator cracking?

By nygms2 0 Comment October 19, 2022

Alligator cracking is when the asphalt/pavement is holding too much pressure that it can’t withstand. Alligator cracking can be dangerous if not repaired. To fix alligator cracking apply crack filler or sealant to the cracked area. Try not to drive on the cracked area to keep from applying more pressure. If you notice any alligator […]