Many homeowners would agree that a beautifully paved and designed home walkway is a surefire way of enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home and outdoor living space. With the cold winter months up and coming, the team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes wants to ensure that you take steps necessary to keep your walkway safe. Whether a walkway leading to your front door, your backyard area or your garage, it is important that you keep your walkway maintained and clear so that family and guests are safe during the cold weather months.
Steps to Take to Keep Your Walkway Safe and Clear
With winter just around the corner, the pros here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes want to help our many clients take appropriate steps to ensure that their walkways are safe for travel in the cold weather months ahead. Here are some simple tips to practice.
- Be sure to clear your walkways of any items that can obstruct the surface. Items such as hoses, tools, toys, gardening items or accumulated debris can all cause unsafe conditions for your walkway. When your walkway is clear of obstructions, it makes it a whole lot easier for individuals to walk on. Additionally, without obstructions it is much easier to snow blow or even shovel your home walkway if necessary.
- Before the cold weather sets in, we highly recommend you examine your walkways looking to identify any cracks or other issues with the surface. Extreme cold temperatures and conditions can worsen any existing cracks and cause future repairs to be quite costly. During the cold weather, the outdoor elements can add to the damage already in place on your walkway, so be sure to identify the issues and resolve them as soon as possible.
- We also recommend that homeowners check the water drainage system at their homes well in advance of the cold weather setting in. Your home walkway can become slippery and dangerous if accumulated rain or melting snow is unable to flow freely and smoothly through your drainage system. If there is not a steady smooth flow, the accumulated water will spill over onto your walkway and freeze creating very dangerous and slippery conditions. If the water makes its way underneath the walkway and freezes, there may be sections of your walkway that actually rise up resulting in further damage over time.
There You Have It
At Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our team is steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality services to all our valued clients. We take pride in sharing important data and insight with our clients that help them to not only add to the appeal and value of their homes but add to its safety as well.
At Harpeth Valley Landscapes our skilled specialists are equipped to not only create, design and install stylish home walkways that enhance the look and value of your home, but we are also committed to the overall safety of our clients and their homes. With that said, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of properly maintaining your walkways during the cold weather months to avoid dangerous slips and falls.
We hope you have found this information helpful. If you are looking to add a beautifully designed home walkway to your outdoor space, rest assured we are the team for you. Whether a walkway, patio, retaining wall, fireplace, outdoor kitchen or screened in sunroom, our team has got you covered. For a free consultation contact one of our team today and be sure to take steps necessary to ensure the safety of your home, family and guests during the cold weather months ahead.