CD Designs Blog
Merry Christmas from everyone at Complete Driveway Designs! We’re sure that lots of you were hoping for a white Christmas, but it seems that the weather reports were correct, and all we’re going to get is wet and windy. Should we get snow or ice in the future however, here is a quick guide for your pattern imprinted concrete.
Don’t worry about the effect of snow on your driveway, it is perfectly protected. However if you do decide that you want to remove the snow, you must be careful when doing so. Using something heavy and hard-edged like a metal shovel or wooden broom may scratch the sealant or the concrete. It is best to use a plastic shovel, whilst trying not to scrape too close to the concrete.
If your driveway becomes icy, you may consider trying to remove the ice. Don’t put salt on it, as the salt will make a mess of your driveway if there are any gaps in the sealant. You may also consider throwing some hot water over it to melt the ice, but in our experience the water just freezes again and you have the same problem. Anti-freeze can be used in watered-down, small amounts to defrost your driveway, and putting sand down can make it less slippery.
If you want any advice don’t hesitate to get in touch, and stay safe!
25th December 2012
Safety is very important to the Complete Driveway Designs team. We like to do everything to the highest possible standards, as you can see in our case studies, and our dedication to health and safety is an example of this. When you’re using specialist equipment and excavating – as we do when we’re installing a pattern imprinted concrete driveway – you’ve got to be careful.
Obviously, installing a pattern imprinted concrete driveway isn’t really a DIY task. But we know that a lot of our customers enjoy working on their homes themselves. And to those of you who are avid DIYers, we’ve got two words of advice: stay safe.
There’s no point risking your own safety. It can be as simple as putting on a pair of goggles if you’re doing something where there’s a risk of particles getting in your eyes. According to the College of Optometrists, there are about 30,000 eye-accidents a year due to DIYers forgetting to put their goggles on.
If there’s a task that you’re at all hesitant about doing – something big, like installing a pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio – it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Mistakes on a big job can be costly, and quality companies like us are here to make sure those mistakes don’t happen.
4th October 2010