Preventing De-Icing Downfalls
The recent blast of arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the country. Many of you are already stocked up on deicing agents for your walkways and driveways. Although deicing agents offer an immediate benefit, they can sometimes have a corrosive effect and diminish the beauty of paved surfaces.
To ensure long-term resistance to the downfalls of deicing, regularly maintain pavers with paver sealants for additional protection and follow these tips:
- Mix salts with sand prior to application
- Don’t over-salt
- Use salt for melting ice only, not snow removal
- Once loose, remove ice to avoid salt buildup
- Wash residue from pavers in the spring