If you chose a resin driveway thanks to its durable features, then you probably know by now that it’s imperative to care for it properly after it’s installed.
It’s true that such surfaces require minimum maintenance and just a bit of effort, but it’s essential that you maintain them in order to be able to enjoy your driveway for the most extended period of time as possible.
As the autumn chill intensifies and winter reclaims its rights, it’s useful to have an idea about maintaining your resin driveway during this period of the year.
Maintaining resin driveways during winter
Resin driveways have a lot of advantages and tons of safety benefits compared to other surfaces. The permeability is one of them, and it basically reduces that amount of standing water on the surface.
Thankfully, this will reduce the sick of ice forming on your resin driveway.
This will turn out really useful for you and your family’s safety during the winter time. Just imagine getting out of your car on an icy driveway with your kids on a dark winter evening…
Getting rid of ice and cleaning the snow
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding caring for your resin driveway during winter is if you’re allowed to use salt on the surface.
As you probably already know, salt is usually used in order to dissolve all potential ice and frost that might form on the driveway.
But, it’s imperative to remember that the most stringent recommendation regarding caring for your resin driveway during winter is to wash and remove all traces of salt once the weather reaches above freezing temperatures.
You can remove the snow with a plastic shovel and thanks to the fact that there’s no loose stone, you will not be making a mess when you’re shoveling the snow around.
Another important recommendation is that you don’t use a metal shovel because it can damage the surface of your resin driveway.
When the snow melts, it will disperse through the porous surface, and it will leave no puddles behind.