What Happens to Your Pavement During the Winter

Here in the northeast, winter is in full swing. It’s bitter cold and we’ve had some measurable snow falls. But how does all this affect your pavement?

First it Freezes, Then it Thaws, Then it Repeats

The various temperature changes during our winters can have an impact on the structure of your pavement. This not only can create hazardous problems, but aesthetically, the freezes and thaws can have an effect on how your paved property looks. If you’ve had your pavement properly installed, these problems are greatly reduced, otherwise, you could be in for a surprise.

Chemical Deicing

By using deicing agents (salt for example), you essentially lower the freezing point of the water and melting snow and ice on your paved surfaces. When used sparingly, they can be less of a problem, but overuse can increase the risk of damage to your pavement (not to mention the impact it has on the environment in the immediate area). Always consult with us, as your paving contractor, as to what we recommend for safe clean up and ice removal.

Plow Damage

Plows work by scraping down to the surface, in the hopes of removing snow and ice. This scraping on the surface can cause problems. If you notice scrapes and issues, give us a call and we can help. You should always check to see if your sealing has been damaged.

Whether you need repairs, repaving, or a complete installation, give us a call and set up an appointment for a complimentary paving project quote.