How to Keep Your Walkway Safe This Winter

keep your walkway safe

Yes, a paved, beautifully designed walkway enhances the aesthetics of your home and yard, but they also provide a safe and functional walkway to your front door, your garage, and even your backyard shed. In the wintertime, it is especially important to have a well-maintained walkway that will allow you to move about your property easily and safely at all times during the winter weather conditions. Learn more about how to keep your walkway safe this Winter.


With winter just a couple weeks away, we here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes want to provide our clients with the insight needed to prepare for the blistery, snow season ahead.

  • To begin with, to keep your walkway safe it is important to clear all the sidewalks and walkways near and around your home of any types of obstructions such as hoses, tools, or debris. A cleared sidewalk or walkway allows for easier and much smoother shoveling or snow blowing once the winter weather and elements hit.
  • Further, homeowners should check for cracks and other problem spots before the snow begins to fall. The extreme temperatures and temperature changes of the brisk winter months will desperately worsen any cracks that exist over the winter months, making your future repairs far more complex and costly in the following spring or summer seasons. 
  • Finally, the professionals here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes strongly advise all our clients to check their water drainage system before the cold winter weather arrives. In order to keep your walkway safe, it is important that rain or melting snow can flow freely through your drainage system and not spill over directly onto your beautiful paved walkway. If water is allowed to get under your walkway during the bitter winter months and freeze, you may actually see your walkway rise up in some spots which will ultimately cause the walkway to crack or become otherwise damaged. 


At Harpeth Valley Hardscapes we are truly committed and dedicated to all our clients and take tremendous pride in our extensive customer base. Providing top of the line services, affordable prices and a friendly yet highly experienced and professional team of contractors, technicians and installers, our company has earned a spot at the top of the charts as one of the best all round hardscape companies in all the region. We strive to provide all our clients with not only the best in services, products and prices, but in customer satisfaction that is unmatched.

We want all our clients to understand that keeping a clean and well maintained walkway will provide the utmost in safety for you, your family and guests in the cold winter months. Since statistics suggest that slip and falls on unclean, unsafe walkways is one of the primary reasons for millions of ER visits every winter across the country, we want to be certain that all our clients are aware of the importance of safe walkways in the wintertime especially.  

At Harpeth Valley Landscapes not only are we equipped and highly experienced in installing a walkway that will truly last the lifetime of your home, but we are committed to designing and installing walkways that enhance the overall appearance and value of your home as well. However, we want to be certain that you properly maintain your walkways during the winter months in your efforts to keep your family and guests safe from dangerous slips and falls.

If you are looking to add a beautifully designed, and truly elegant walkway, retaining wall or patio to your home, then don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert teams here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes for all your needs. Let our consultants and experts help you choose and design the perfect addition to your home today and again, be certain to take appropriate steps to you’re your walkway safe during the up and coming winter months.

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