The use of a “PLASTIC SHOVEL” for snow removal is highly recommended. This will eliminate scratching and the loss of stones to the stamped or exposed aggregate.
Use of “SNOW BLOWERS” are acceptable as long as you ensure the rotating blades do not come in direct contact with the concrete surface It is also recommended that you make sure the snow guides are not to sharp. These do come in direct contact and can possibly scratch the concrete surface.
If you need to use “TRUCK BLADES” on your property be sure the actual blade has a plastic guard along the bottom and, take extra precautions to eliminate scratching of the concrete surface.
Do “NOT” use any form of salt or deicing products on your new concrete during the first winter. We recommend using sand or kitty litter (for traction). Commencing the second winter you can apply “Concrete friendly” products. Please read lables and refrain from using products containing nitrates, urea or sugar beets & magnesium.