The steps you can takePreparing any hard outdoor surface for the winter is not only beneficial for extending its lifespan, it can also save you both time and money. So, we wanted to put together some top tips to help prepare your patio for the winter weather:
- Make sure that you regularly sweep and wash away any bits of debris and leaves from your patio paving. Doing this as often as you can will help prevent the build up of stains to your paving and walkways.
- Take the time to check your patio surface for any gaps in the joints, and make sure that they are properly filled in.
- Check that any guttering is properly cleared and sealed, and that it is directed away from the patio paving in order to avoid any damage from the build up of ice.
- It’s worth backfilling the edges of your patio to help prevent any pooling water. If water can accumulate it can also freeze up and get under the patio, causing the paving to lift.