Posts Tagged ‘winter maintenance’

Repair Potholes in Winter With Cold Asphalt Patching

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
cold asphalt patching can repair potholes

Cold asphalt patching can repair dangerous potholes during the cold winter months.

There are still a few months left of wintry weather here in Maryland, but parking lots and asphalt surfaces still need repairs. Due to the fluctuating and often freezing temperatures affecting pavement during the winter, cracks and potholes can quickly form. Waiting too long to fix potholes and cracks will only increase the damage, so it is best to repair them as soon as possible. Fortunately, with cold asphalt patching, you do not need to wait for warm weather conditions to restore your pavement.  (more…)

6 Ways to De-Ice Pavement Without Using Rock Salt

Friday, November 1st, 2019
A person shovels and de-ices pavement

There are other methods for de-icing your pavement without using hazardous rock salt.

As the winter weather moves in, your concrete and asphalt pavements become vulnerable to damage from rock salt. Rock salt is the most common de-icing agent used for decreasing the snow and ice buildup on pavements. However, the rock salt can damage your concrete pavement through the freeze-thaw cycle it instigates. 

Additionally, the ice melts into your concrete, freezes, and destroys the concrete from the inside out. Rock salt is also hazardous to the environment, pets, and kids. However, you can still de-ice pavement without resorting to rock salt. Read on to learn several tips that will keep your pavement attractive and safe throughout the winter season.  (more…)

Winter Maintenance: Don’t Hurt Yourself Removing Snow

Monday, February 1st, 2016
Baltimore Concrete Sealer

Winter maintenance in Maryland can call for serious snow removal. Learn how to keep from injuring yourself during snow removal.


Last week – in light of Blizzard Jonas wreaking havoc on the nation – we talked about why you should not use de-icer on your concrete, asphalt and masonry. De-icer can be hazardous to your surfaces and surrounding vegetation. However, after a major snowfall, removing snow from these surfaces is necessary for health. So, how do you practice winter maintenance and keep your pavement and patio safe and clear of snow without hurting yourself? Let’s talk about it.


Blizzard Warning! Why You Should NOT Use De-Icer!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
De-Icing Chemicals Concrete

De-icing chemicals are a nightmare for your concrete. Let’s take a look at how these chemicals negatively affect your concrete and the environment.

Well, we’ve all been waiting for it (some more patiently than others) – a massive snowstorm is on its way to the Mid-Atlantic region! Blizzard Jonas is expected to produce considerable amounts of snow, heavy winds and reduced visibility. Snow like this can be hazardous. We are here to remind you once again – DO NOT USE DE-ICER! Let’s review why this winter maintenance tip is important.