If snow hasn’t fallen in your area yet, it soon will and with that in mind it’s time to start thinking about how you can best protect your outdoor living spaces so they resist any damage from the winter elements. If you have a patio here’s what you can do to protect your masonry from the snow and ice this winter:
Power Wash Your Patio
Power washing is not just for siding and decking, it’s also works great on stone. It quickly clears off that tough dirt and grime buildup that can really detract from the beauty of your patio.
Remove Patio Weeds
Even though they’re small, weeds can cause big problems over time. They wedge themselves between your stones and not only cause an eyesore, but can also throw your patio out of alignment.
Seal The Patio
Depending on the age and condition of your patio, you may want to consider having it sealed. A sealant will protect your patio from the elements and heavy foot traffic.
Don’t Fall Behind On Maintenance
Chances are this stone patio of yours didn’t come cheaply so it’s best to protect that investment with regular maintenance. Maintenance projects include power washing and weeding, listed above along with necessary repairs to cracked or loose stones.
Avoid Rock Salt
During the icy months one of the first go-to remedies to make your patio or walkway safe is to use rock salt. However, this product can erode your pavers and natural stone causing more damage to your patio in the long run.
Don’t Do It Yourself
While there are DIY guides out there for patio maintenance and protection, we recommend that you call in the professionals. At Warsaw Home Improvement we can help you protect your investment by providing sealing services, patio repairs and replacements and more. For more information give us a call or click here for a free quote.