by Ashley Arroyo Ashley Arroyo

With the winter just around the corner, it’s time for all commercial property owners to prepare their properties for winter. An important area of concern should be assessing the parking lot, sidewalks, and walkways for disrepair and lack of integrity. If any damage is found, fixing these problems before winter is key to preventing any further damage, reducing your risk of trip and fall on your property and allowing for a smoother snow and ice removal process. Autumn sidewalk repair is underway here at DeCarlo Landscaping Design and we want you to be next on our list!

With its porous makeup, concrete is easily cracked or scaled during a freeze-thaw cycle. Water is rapidly absorbed, and when freezing expands causing cracks. The process continues over and over until finally, you have a hole which can continually get larger and cause safety concerns. These holes are vulnerable to further damage by automobile traffic, plows running over the surface and salt, if a plow hits a hole, it may pull up more concrete in its path and cause a worse problem come spring. 

That’s why autumn sidewalk repair is always a busy time for us. We spent many fall days filling in cracks, repairing holes, reconstructing curbs, and leveling sidewalks. It’s of utmost importance to us that our clients have a stable foundation for their parking lot, sidewalk or walkway once the winter comes barreling in. For some, sidewalks and curbs will be in a state of disrepair, we recommend using a professional to install concrete perfectly so that you are not vulnerable to any issues down the line. 

The DeCarlo paving team provides concrete construction and repair for commercial enterprises and residences throughout New York and New Jersey. Now is the time to make autumn sidewalk repairs or to replace your sidewalk, curb or walkway. Our paving team is expertly trained in concrete work. Call us to make these repairs now and save you time and money when the snow falls.