Taking Care of Your Concrete Driveway this Winter

shoveling concrete driveway in winter

The winter season can cause many headaches, whether it’s snow, rigid cold weather, or just sickness. For concrete driveways, it’s always important to prepare for the winter weather that is about to hit. There are ways to protect your concrete driveway from any damage this season, and we want you to be aware of them.


Investing in the right de-icing materials is most important because some agents have harsh chemicals that may cause the concrete driveway to corrode. Templin Concrete Construction recommends for a siloxane sealing before the bad weather hits to protect the concrete from de-icing agents for a longer life of the concrete.

You can also invest in a calcium-based ice melt, which won’t cause the damage other formulas do when de-icing your driveway. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure you avoid slipping and falling on the icy driveway, but you can also protect yourself and the driveway from any harm this winter.

Snowblowing and Shoveling

Always check your tools before the winter hits. Snowblowers are great for efficient snow removal in the snowy months. You want to make sure it is in tip-top shape before taking it out. For shovels, make sure to check for any chips and sharp edges in the shovel blades. Some may have sharper edges for cracking the ice, but if these have chips and you get them caught in the cracks of the concrete, it can cause damage.

Check for Cracks in the Concrete

Check for cracks in the concrete before it gets too cold and snows a lot. You may want to contact a concrete construction company like Templin Concrete Construction if you find cracks in your concrete. Come springtime, it may be too late to have these repaired, and it may cost more money than you’re willing to spend.

Templin Concrete Construction is a concrete contractor and a family-owned business located in east central Minnesota. We have over 10 years of experience doing concrete work on new homes and older homes. 

Contact Templin Concrete Construction at 612-388-1945 today to get your driveway concrete project done with us!