Increasing Traction On Concrete Driveways Is Easy
Concrete driveways are an excellent option for homeowners who want to add curb appeal and value to their properties. However, like any concrete slab, it can become slippery when wet or covered in snow and ice. Fortunately, there are several ways you can increase traction on your own driveway without having to hire a contractor.
Use An Ice Melt Safe For Concrete
Concrete driveways naturally become slippery with snow and ice, especially with the freeze-thaw cycle that is so common in winter. Concrete surfaces require an ice melt safe for concrete. Concrete is a porous material and can be damaged by harsh chemicals. It’s essential to use the right deicing product on concrete surfaces to increase traction. Concrete surfaces require a deicing agent that will not damage the surface. Safe Thaw is one of the best ice melts for concrete as it is non-toxic and chemical-free.
Add Some Traction For Boots
One of the easiest ways to increase concrete driveway traction is by using a traction agent. A traction agent can be applied to your concrete driveway and will increase the grip of your surface for walking on ice. You may want to use a traction agent if you live in an area with snow or if it rains often and you do not want to risk slipping on your driveway.
Keep Your Concrete Clean
Sweep the surface well to remove any loose debris. This is an important part of the process, so be sure to use a stiff broom or other tools that will pick up large pieces of debris without leaving scratches on your concrete driveway.
Once you’ve swept up all loose materials, use a pneumatic concrete broom attachment to sweep over the entire surface again. This will help remove any smaller pieces that may have been missed during your initial sweep (the stiff bristles help give it better traction).
If you have a concrete driveway, or an asphalt one, you know how slippery it can be on icy surfaces. That’s why it’s essential to find a way to increase traction on the surface so that your car has a good footing and doesn’t slide off the road in an accident. This is especially true if you live in an area where ice buildup is common during winter months.
The tips in this article should help you keep your concrete driveway safe during the winter months. Using an ice melt safe for concrete is one of the best ways to keep your concrete slip-free. However, you can also consider adding some traction for boots to avoid mishaps in winter. Please feel free to contact us on our website if you have any questions about the process!
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