White Bear Lake Concrete Contractors Discuss Importance of Concrete Aprons & Tips to Protect Them

Wohlwend Concrete provides reasons for area residents to ensure proper maintenance of their garage door apron this winter season.
By: Wohlwend Concrete
 
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. - Dec. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- With winter arriving in Minnesota, area concrete contracts, Wohlwend Concrete, would like to cover an important part of the driveway that's often overlooked; the concreter apron. The concrete garage apron is the concrete slab in front of the garage door. The apron is usually between 2 to 6 feet wide and runs the entire width of the driveway and the garage door. But, what makes it important? As the trusted name in concrete, they are here to tell you more about the importance of a concrete garage apron and tips to protect it this winter.

For asphalt driveways, some homeowners will experience a 'dip' or 'holes' near the garage floor. This could wreak havoc on tires and even damage them. In fact, there are some vehicles that are very low profile, so they could make contact with the concrete and sustain damage. Wohlwend Concrete recommends a concrete apron as the fix to this issue. Ensuring safe passage from one grade of pavement to another, concrete aprons also bring a professional and modern look to your home.

If there are any gaps, cracks, erosion or heaving at the concrete apron site, it is essential to have repair or replacement performed as soon as possible. If left untreated, issues could quickly progress further into major problems. Old or damaged concrete aprons can cause erosion, sinkholes or heaving – things easily avoided with proper maintenance at the first sign of damage.

This winter it is also important not use any salt or deicers on concrete. These products can produce a chemical reaction with the concrete that will cause physical damage. Use of these products will void the Warranty. For concrete, it is recommended to use SAND, this will not cause any harm to the new concrete. Also remember not to use a method of snow removal that has a steel cutting/scraping edge. This will leave behind tiny amounts of steel on the surface of the concrete. These small amounts of steel will oxidize and rust, leaving rust visible on the surface of the concrete. This rust is difficult to remove.

For more winter concrete tips, contact the professionals at Wohlwend Concrete! Wohlwend Concrete has been the trusted name in stamped concrete, decorative concrete, masonry and more since 1985. Their more than 30 years of experience in concrete construction, installing concrete stairs, steps, driveways, walkways and more. They provide services to both commercial and residential clients all around Edina and the Twin Cities metro. The team is committed to creating quality masonry and concrete at a competitive price. For more information about the concrete apron, visit their blog at www.wohlwendconcrete.com (https://www.wohlwendconcrete.com/why-concrete-garage-apro...).
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