WINTER CARE

 

CONCRETE WINTER CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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NEVER USE SALT and / or DE-ICING PRODUCTS on NEW CONCRETE INSTALLATIONS (under 12 months old)

The pictures shown depict the damage to new installations caused by the use of salt and/or de-icing products. The use of these products can result in dis-colouration, pitting, spalling and scaling. Use only sand or kitty litter to add surface traction if needed.

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SURFACE HEAVING

The natural freeze/thaw cycles can cause your concrete surface to push up (heave). Your installation has been designed with specifically placed pressure cuts to prevent cracking if this should occur. The concrete will settle back down to its installed position/level once the frost has gone out of the ground in the spring.

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CARE & MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS:

-SEAL your concrete surfaces regularly. It is recommended that you seal your stamped concrete and exposed aggregate surfaces every two (2) years to protect and preserve the surfaces.

-USE sand or kitty litter to improve surface traction when necessary.

-NEVER use salt or de-icing products on new installations. As specified in your contract Pro Concrete does not warrant and is not liable for damages as a result of their use.

-HEAVING as a result of ground frost is a naturally occurring situation and generally resolves itself with the spring thaw. As outlined in your contract Pro Concrete is not liable for damages caused by acts of nature

Snow Removal

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.

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