The High Cost of Replacing Damaged Driveways and Sidewalks

As a homeowner, maintaining your property's infrastructure is essential, and that includes your driveways and sidewalks. Unfortunately, the use of salt during winter can take a significant toll on these surfaces. The corrosive nature of salt can lead to a variety of issues, including:

  • Concrete Cracking: Salt can penetrate the concrete surface, causing it to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations. Over time, this leads to cracks, which not only look unsightly but can also compromise the structural integrity of your driveway and sidewalks.
  • Scaling: Salt-induced scaling occurs when the surface of concrete flakes off, leaving behind a pitted and uneven appearance. This not only diminishes the aesthetic appeal but can also create hazardous tripping hazards.
  • Metal Corrosion: Many homeowners have metal fixtures in their driveways and sidewalks, such as expansion joints, railings, and decorative elements. Salt can accelerate the corrosion of these metal components, leading to costly repairs or replacements.

The cumulative effect of these issues can be a considerable financial burden. The cost of replacing a driveway or sidewalk can vary widely depending on factors like size, materials, and labor costs. On average, homeowners can expect to spend thousands of dollars on such replacements.

With the right products and care, you can extend the life of your driveway and sidewalks. PROSOCO can help.

  • Saltguard WB: Can protect against the costly side effects of salt. It can be applied in the spring through fall and can last anywhere from 5 to 7 years. All you need is a pump-up sprayer.
  • Oil & Grease Stain Remover: A poultice cleaner for pulling stubborn oil and grease stains out of pavers, concrete, stone and other porous surfaces. Removes motor oil, brake and power-steering fluid, anti-freeze, hydraulic fluids, cooking oils, food grease and other oil-based stains.
  • Siloxane PD: Water repellent for concrete and most masonry surfaces and stucco surfaces. It helps masonry resist cracking, spalling, staining and other damage related to water intrusion. A low-pressure sprayer is the preferred method of application, but if space does not allow, you can use a brush or roller.

Find a distributor near you today to learn more about protecting your property's driveway and sidewalks before it becomes to costly!


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