Preparing your home for spring can seem like a daunting task. It’s kind of like that spring cleaning session that you dread, but it just needs to be done. During winter time, weeds can take over the cracks in our driveways, the ice and snow can freeze and make our grass look lacklustre, and make our home exteriors dirty. It only takes a few steps to freshen up your space so you can feel ready for the spring time!
Paint & Wash
Start by pressure washing the dirt, debris, and mildew that has accumulated on the exterior of your home. This can make a world of a difference in freshening it up, and allowing you to see if a paint job is necessary. If it is, simply clear away a day or two and get to work! A fresh coat of paint can make your house look brand new.
Weeding the Driveway
Weeding the plants that have grown in the cracks can instantly make your driveway paving or tiling look good as new, and maintained. The upkeep of weeds isn’t as easy as hosing down your driveway with water, but it will make a big difference in the upkeep of the exterior of your home as during the winter, weeds can get lodged into those pesky cracks by winter ice, even more.
Seal Up Cracks
Speaking of cracks, make sure if there are any, you are taking care of them. If you don’t, they can begin bigger problems than you think. For example, during the winter, water will freeze in the cracks, expand, and cause them to get even bigger once that ice melts. It’s simply a vicious cycle. So preventative maintenance is always better than waiting to the last minute, when it is already too late.
If the cracks have indeed gotten too large, you may benefit from patching by an experienced paving company such as Richmond Blacktop, or a full driveway removal and replacement.
Go around your entire home’s exterior (and interior, if you wish), and check up on it. Are there holes in the windows or cracks in the glass? Maine there are nails needing hammering down and doors being extra squeaky?
Hopefully all of these things helped you in evaluating what needs some attention on your property, and in preparing your home for spring. If you need an experienced team of pavers, contact Richmond Blacktop for full removals and replacements, patching, or overlays.