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Can a Snowblower Damage a Concrete Driveway?

December 15, 2021

When the snow really starts to pile up, you may be thanking your lucky stars for your snowblower. But wait—can a snowblower damage a concrete driveway? Because if your snowblower damages your driveway, you may be cursing those same stars instead. The short answer is yes, a snowblower can damage your driveway. The long answer is that you can avoid snowblower damage if you know which type of snowblower to use and how to properly use it. Read on for some more information about snowblowers and how to avoid snowblower damage to your concrete driveway. Different types of snowblowers There... View Article

How Can You Tell if Winter Weather Has Damaged Your Concrete?

December 1, 2021

Concrete is one of the hardest, most durable building materials there is, but it’s still susceptible to damage from the elements. This is especially true in the cold winter months, when the ice, snow and generally harsh conditions build up and affect even the most durable of materials. While it may not be the first thing you look for considering how durable concrete usually is, there are signs that indicate winter concrete damage. Read on for more information on winter concrete damage to discover how to tell if winter weather has damaged your concrete. Freezing and thawing cycles Extreme cold... View Article

Can You Lay Bricks in the Winter?

November 24, 2021

We often get calls this time of year from customers asking whether we can perform brickwork for them in the winter months. Many of them assume that freezing temperatures, sleet and snow prevent us from working. These homeowners are only half correct in their assumptions. Laying brickwork in winter isn’t ideal, but it is still possible for the most part. This post will teach you everything you need to know about our duties in the winter months. How winter affects bricklaying Winter takes a toll on many aspects of the bricklaying process. These are a few of the things we... View Article

Protecting Your Concrete Driveway in the Winter

November 10, 2021

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall take a toll on many aspects of our homes, but this time of year is particularly hard on our concrete driveways. Winter is when most concrete cracks occur, which shorten the surface’s lifespan and lead to expensive repairs. The good news is that a little bit of preparation can go a long way in preventing concrete disasters. Keep reading to learn more about winter concrete protection: Start winter off right: Set yourself up for success by getting your driveway ready now. Your first step is to clear off any fallen leaves or twigs before the... View Article

Can Winter Weather Affect Your Basement?

October 21, 2021

Your home is the best place to be once the temperatures plummet. Who doesn’t want to cuddle up on the couch with a hot beverage during the winter months? But that same cold weather can cause winter basement damage and even affect your home’s structural integrity. Frost, ice and cracks can also result in winter foundation damage. Read on to find out how the cold weather affects homes and how you can spare your home from damage. Water seepage If you have frozen ground and snow surrounding your home, it’s going to melt whenever the weather warms up—or even from... View Article

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