There are a number of benefits to having a concrete driveway, but just like many other types of surfaces, concrete can quickly become slippery in the winter. As snow and ice piles up in the coming months, your driveway can become a safety hazard.
However, there are a few preventative measures you can take to increase the traction on your driveway and any other concrete surfaces you may have around your property.
One of the most effective methods to increase traction is to apply a friction coating. To do this, you’re going to first need to choose a specific type of friction coating. There are several options available, each of which may be more or less suited to your specific driveway.
For example, there are friction coating products made with everything from aluminum oxide beads to polyethylene, so make sure you ask for help before making a final selection.
Once you’ve chosen a specific type of coating, it should be applied to your concrete driveway on a day with moderate temperature and no rain. Make sure your driveway is closed off so nobody steps or drives onto it while the coating is being applied.
Before getting started, your driveway should also be as clean as possible to ensure that the coating adheres well to the surface. If you aren’t working with a new driveway, you may need to use a degreasing cleaner to get rid of some deeper grime and roadway oils.
There are other methods of improving traction on concrete services, including broom finishing. This technique can be done immediately after concrete is poured, adding a series of small lines in the concrete that can add some additional traction. However, it’s not ideal for any concrete surfaces that have decorative markings, and it can only be done during the construction of a new driveway.
Regardless of which method you use, stay safe this winter and take the necessary steps now to prevent slippery driveways in the future.
At Bergen Mobile Concrete, we can help ensure that your driveway is prepared for all seasons. With comprehensive concrete delivery services – including night and weekend availability – we’re available when you need us.
For more information, call us today at 201-797-7550.