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6 Driveway Maintenance Tips

6 Driveway Maintenance Tips

Welcome to our latest blog post! In this article, we will give you the rundown on our 10 driveway maintenance tips that we have come up with to make sure that your driveway is keeping its quality for longer.

Prevent Cracks

In terms of driveways, the prevention of cracks means that you will need to seal concrete annually in order to keep on top of it. This helps to prevent water from penetrating your driveway material, freezing and then cracking leaving your driveway damaged as a result. Another issue that can cause tree and shrub roots can cause cracks by pushing up from underneath your drive. The way you can fix this is to either remove the trees that surround your driveway or have the roots trimmed away.

It’s also very important to make sure that if any cracks do appear on your driveway that they are filled in as soon as you notice them.?Ensuring your driveway is smooth and level may also help reduce tripping accidents when guests visit your home.

Minimise The Water On The Driveway

One best way to minimise the water that is on your driveway is to clear a two/three inch strip around the edges of your driveway in order to give a runoff opportunity for any snow or rain that falls. This will reduce any chance of the snow or rain penetrating the surface. Also, ensure that downspouts empty into the yard rather than onto your driveway otherwise this will damage it.

Don’t Put Salt In The Cement

Cement salt and chemical de icers can penetrate surfaces, causing cracks in your driveway. Which means that both must be repaired. Instead of salting, use a snowblower or shovel to remove snow and use alternatives like sand, coffee grounds, alfalfa meal or kitty litter to make surfaces less slippery.

Protect Edges Of The Driveway

Believe it or not, driveways definitely are not designed for heavy trucks. Edges are particularly vulnerable, chipping under excessive weight. So make certain that your car is parked away from the edges and that construction vehicles never park there during house remodeling projects. This a great driveway maintenance tip in order to make sure that your driveway remains in impeccable condition.

Plow Carefully

We know that when the adverse weather conditions strike, you need to keep moving.?Using a snow shovel is a fast and efficient way to remove snow from your driveway. But be sure to raise the blade of your snow plow enough to ensure it doesn?t scrape and damage the driveway surface. If?shoveling, use a plastic shovel for uneven surfaces to reduce its risk of catching on the driveway. Then, either push snow to the side and shovel that off or remove snow a few inches at a time while working your way earthward.

Clean The Driveway

Removing stains caused by motor oil, radiator fluid, and similar substances affect more than your drive?s appearance. Motor fluids can penetrate up to a quarter inch in concrete and can soften asphalt. Use non-clumping kitty litter to absorb fresh oil, followed by grease-cutting dishwashing detergent and warm water. For older stains, try scrubbing the stain repeatedly with grease-cutting, biodegradable cleaners. Be sure to use a regular scrub brush. A wire brush can damage the driveway?s surface.

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Ted and his team did a fantastic job on my mum's drive . They arrived early in the morning and got stuck in straight away . They completed the job in 2 days as predicted including a few extras for free . Ted takes pride in their work and likes everything to be perfect . A competitive price using the best materials from a local firm . A great work ethic provided an excellent job well done . I would highly recommend Maughan Construction.
We have just had our driveway transformed by Ted and his team. We have been blow away by there work. They were on time, hard working, delivered everything they said they would (even did extra). Ted has been open and honest throughout the process and explained what he would be doing step by step. Top quality work, you can see why they are the highest rated company in the area. We will be having them back for work in the back garden.
ZXR 400
ZXR 400
09:27 07 Feb 24
Ken Hancock
Ken Hancock
13:57 23 Jan 24
Emailed Ted with an enquiry regarding our drive. Ted responded to the enquiry by phone and called to site the same day and promptly dealt with the enquiry to our satisfaction.Happy customer.
Tracy Averill
Tracy Averill
20:50 28 Nov 23
Well what can I say about Ted and his team...These guys are just brilliant. Transformed our old decaying red tarmac driveway into a tidy block paved drive with great kerb appeal.I cannot believe how quick and efficiently these guys operate. They are like a well oiled machine and the finished product is just great.Ted's business sense is spot on... he isn't happy unless the customer is fully satisfied with the job. These guys turn up when they say and work like trojans till the job is complete, leaving the site clean and tidy.I cannot praise this company enough. Look at his reviews!. He's getting something right!If you want your drive doing then get these guys in.. You won't be disappointed. I'll have these guys back if I want anymore work doing without hesitation..Thanks again to you Ted and your team.Keep up the good work!
Richard Averill
Richard Averill
16:26 05 Nov 23
Great job on my new driveway and patio path thank you very much ted&team highly recommend these guys!!!
Callum Edwards
Callum Edwards
12:16 01 Nov 23
I am a sceptical person by nature but these lads are first class workmen, I can't speak highly enough of their quality of work,exceptional teamwork and Ted is a character who put my mind at rest about the whole job. For any building work I can't rate them highly enough. Its refreshing to know there are trustworthy people still out there. Would recommend them to anyone.
Lynsey Hunter
Lynsey Hunter
16:05 31 Oct 23
New driveway done, very pleased with it and it looks absolutely fabulous, the workers including Ted were all efficient and professional, clean, tidy when working and at the end of the day. Lovely job.
gail leigh
gail leigh
10:14 04 Oct 23
This company has put in block paving and tarmac for me at lightwood, the job was of very high standard and the work was done in 2 days.Great work 👏
Rais Mohammed
Rais Mohammed
13:02 02 Oct 23
Top quality work and very fast ted and his colleagues always do an outstanding job and couldn’t thank them enough
Mike Hassett
Mike Hassett
12:27 23 Sep 23
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