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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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Recent Customer Reviews

New Patio: Ted and the team delivered an excellent job in a very professional manner. Their approach is extremely friendly, they work very quickly and a very tidily, leaving our property extremely clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company!
Philip Dutton
Philip Dutton
12:41 11 Jun 24
We are extremely happy with the drive, which was completed to an excellent standard in the time frame agreed.Ted and all his crew were polite and hardworking. The site was left clean and tidy when the drive was completed.Ted discussed all our options to make sure we got the correct solution and wouldn't take any payment until we'd inspected the drive and were happy with the work.If you need a drive or a patio we would highly recommend using Maughan Construction.
Chris Levey
Chris Levey
08:06 07 Jun 24
This was a great experience from the moment we spoke to Ted to the time he and his team finished. Ted came out and discussed our plan and made several suggestions that we took on board. He quoted at the same time and the work was started very quickly and after a day and a half completed. A great job and team who did everything that we wanted. Thanks Ted if we could give you 6 out of 5 we would! A small job a part of our plans for our house and garden. The garden is going to be landscaped once the extension is finished
J Crook
J Crook
11:46 30 May 24
Ted did an amazing job on our driveway, steps and front. From the minute he came to quote us (turning up at the arranged time and giving us a quote straight away), he has been honest and helpful, giving us different options to suit our price range and what we needed.Ted and his team arranged the time and date to do the work, arrived on time and did the work so quickly and to the highest standard. As we were at work while the work was being done, Ted communicated with us throughout the process sending us photos and calling to confirm after we'd finished working that we were satisfied with the progress. The job Ted and his team had to do was huge and they were finished after a day and a half of work. After the job, our outside was left spotless. Ted then came that evening to check we were satisfied with everything and to talk us through the maintenence we could do to keep the drive looking good.As well as this, Ted did my mum and dad's front and steps around 2 years ago. They had the same, positive experience as we did and their front looks as good as when it was first put down, showing that Ted and his team do a job that lasts the test of time.Thanks so much to Ted and his team!
Anne-Marie Moruzzi
Anne-Marie Moruzzi
20:11 21 May 24
From the beginning of our garden renovation until the very end I cannot stress enough how professional Maughan Construction have been. Their work ethic and commitment is second to non. They are professional in all aspects and take so much pride in the work undertaken. We are so extremely happy with our finished result and will enjoy our garden for many years to come. Thanks to Ted and his team, its been a pleasure
Nicola Eardley
Nicola Eardley
15:56 16 May 24
Ted and his team are brilliant at what they do. They all worked so hard all day long and were so well organised. Even our neighbour commented how hard and quickly they all worked.We are so pleased with our fab new drive and would not hesitate to recommend Maughan Construction. We chose Ted because his reviews were excellent, he is very competitively priced and uses quality materials. Ted goes on a bit but that is because he is so keen to do a job that customers love. He helped us out with other stuff that wasn’t quoted for and also didn’t charge extra for stuff like a manhole cover etc. Thank you Ted and your team.
Anita Shaughnessy
Anita Shaughnessy
18:52 13 May 24
When I say Ted went above and beyond I actually mean it.After MUCH research we had three quotes for our driveway, all of similar values but Ted just stood out from the rest. No dazzling showy sales pitch, just an honest man giving an honest quote explaining in detail the work needed to be carried out.Ted is a perfectionist and it truly shows in his workmanship and the people he employs. Ted went out of his way to borrow ladders from my dad in order to secure our roof guttering thus preventing water leaking onto our driveway when it needed to set. A extra job he personally didn’t need to provide and one he didn’t charge me for.Ted purchased tarmac out of his own pocket to make the transition from the pavement to the driveway seamless. Again no extra charge.Ted even brought fresh new soil to create a boarder along the side of the hedge to neaten everything up. Like I said - a perfectionist!This job was completed in one day. The team worked like trojans, arrived early and tidied up after themselves every step of the way. I was able to carry on working from home completely undisturbed!Ted and his team have done an absolutely INCREDIBLE job and there is absolutely no hesitation in giving this EXCELLENT review and you can see why he is the highest reviewed and regarded company around.There really isn’t any need to research other companies. Read Teds reviews. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.
Isabella Angotti
Isabella Angotti
16:04 23 Apr 24
Excellent job all done in one day great team of men highly recommended.
Keith Tomkinson
Keith Tomkinson
15:44 18 Apr 24
Ted and the team from Maughan Construction have just completed my new driveway. From initial contact to completion i have found Ted and the team to be professional, hard working and knowledgeable. Ted is more than happy to discuss individual requirements, offer advice as to which type of driveway may suit better and is keen to ensure that the whole customer experience is second to none. Having researched prior to me contacting Maughan construction i was in no doubt as to choosing them as my preferred contractor, the decision was absolutely correct. I would highly recommend Ted and the team from Maughan Construction to family , friends and colleagues. Thank you Ted, excellent work, quick, very competitive and precise.....
Phil stubbs
Phil stubbs
14:23 11 Apr 24
Fab job done this week on our drive and patio very good tidy workers and very efficient would highly recommend Maugham construction 5* service from start to finish
julie leaney
julie leaney
20:19 06 Apr 24
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