STL Power Wash LLC

Tri-County St. Louis Area

How Winter and Salt Damages Your Driveway

How does the Missouri Winter and Salt Corrosion damage a driveway?

Once the ice on your driveway melts after having suffered a moderate snowfall, it seeps into the pores of the driveway and stays there until it completely evaporates or the temperature drops again. If the temperature drops, the melted water turns back into ice causing cracks in the driveway. This process can be repeated and progresses the damage to your driveway as long as it isn’t sealed. It is very important to seal your driveway if you live in a climate with these factors. If it isn’t done, it may lead to more expensive repairs down the road.

Salt is a common substance used to help melt the ice and snow in the process we just described! The salt melts the snow faster, causing it to seep into the pores of the driveway. Along with it melting the snow, it can rust the underlying rebar causing more expansion and damage to the driveway. This can accelerate the freeze/melt process that corrodes the concrete. Resealing a driveway is a safe and inexpensive precaution to prevent concrete damage, and it can save you money in the long run.

DON’T WAIT until it’s too late! NOW is the time to seal your driveway, patio, or walkway. Be sure to get it done BEFORE the weather changes and protect it for the harsh winter months ahead.

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Homeowners Associations

Violating the terms of a homeowners association can vary depending on your particular agreement. For some people, these penalties involve stiff fines that easily exceed the cost of a cleaning. So it may be easy to ignore this agreement or assume that it will never be enforced, but it may ultimately result in fines or other penalties. Read your homeowner agreement carefully to make sure that you are cleaning your home in accordance with that contract.

By hiring power washing professionals from STL Power Wash LLC, you can be sure the job is done right, done safely, and looks great when completed. We are fully insured for your protection.

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