Driveway MaintenanceMaintaining a driveway during the winter is essential for several reasons:


  1. Safety: Ice and snow can create hazardous conditions on driveways, increasing the risk of slips, falls, and accidents. Regular maintenance, such as snow removal and de-icing, helps create a safer environment for both pedestrians and vehicles.
  2. Accessibility: A well-maintained driveway ensures that you and others can access your property without difficulty. Snow and ice build-up can obstruct driveways, making it challenging for vehicles to enter or exit and for people to walk safely.
  3. Preventing Damage: Freeze-thaw cycles can cause damage to driveways. When water seeps into cracks and freezes, it expands, leading to the widening of cracks and potential deterioration of the driveway surface. Regular maintenance, such as filling cracks and applying sealant, can help prevent these issues.
  4. Preserving Surface Integrity: Snow shovels can sometimes damage the surface of a driveway. Proper maintenance, including using appropriate snow removal tools and techniques, helps minimise the risk of damage and ensures the longevity of the driveway.
  5. Avoiding Liability: Homeowners and property managers may be liable for injuries that occur on their property due to negligence.
    By keeping the driveway well-maintained and free of ice and snow, you reduce the risk of accidents and potential legal liabilities.
  6. Preventing Ice Dams: Ice dams can form at the base of roofs and on driveways. They occur when melted snow refreezes, causing a build-up of ice. Proper maintenance, such as removing snow and ice promptly, can prevent the formation of ice dams and the associated problems, such as water damage.
  7. Convenience: Maintaining a clear and accessible driveway is simply more convenient. It allows for easier and quicker access to your property, reducing the time and effort required to navigate through snow and ice.


To ensure the safety, functionality, and longevity of your driveway, it's important to implement a winter maintenance schedule that includes snow removal, de-icing, and addressing any potential damage promptly. Please contact us now for driveway surfacing maintenance solutions for all types of surface material.