Don’t Slip Up This Winter: How to Keep Your Asphalt Safe and Sound

It’s that time of year again – winter! And with winter comes slippery driveways and icy parking lots. If you’re not careful, you could end up with a nasty fall and some serious damage to your asphalt. There are some ways to keep your asphalt safe and sound this winter and some tips for what to do if you find yourself with a lot of ice on your property.

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One of the best ways to keep your asphalt safe in the winter is to have it regularly seal coated. Sealcoat protects your asphalt from the elements and helps to fill in any cracks or holes that might be present. This will give you a smoother surface to work with and help to prevent any further damage to your asphalt.

Keep up with your snow removal.  Letting large amounts of snow pile up on your asphalt, even in the corners or off to the side can be dangerous and allow ice to form beneath it. 

Keeping an eye on the weather reports can help as well. Being able to plan for snow removal is helpful. With winter rain can come ice if the following temperatures drop.  This could make for a very dangerous patch of ice.  It will be important to check your driveway or parking lot often, never just assume it is not icy because it doesn’t look icy.

Image of snowy roads.

If you do find yourself with a lot of ice on your driveway or in your parking lot, there are some things you can do to remove it. First, try using salt to melt the ice. You can also use a snow shovel or an ice chopper to break up the ice and make it easier to remove. Once the ice is removed, be sure to properly clean the area to prevent any further damage.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your asphalt safe and sound this winter and avoid any nasty accidents. Give us a call at Baughman Magic Seal to get your asphalt seal coated today, and let’s avoid any icy situations!