Since winter weather is here, we’re getting questions about snow and ice removal from paver walkways, patios, and driveways. On both a walkway and driveway, pavers can be plowed and shoveled just like asphalt or concrete pavements. In fact, the chamfered edges and joints around the pavers promote melting of snow and ice. A plow with a rubber edge on the blade is recommended. If you are plowing or using a snow blower do not use chains on the tires. Do not use sharp objects to chop ice as because that can damage the pavers. Plastic shovels will not abrade the pavers like some metal shovels can. Sodium chloride (rock salt) will melt ice but can do harm to pavers, (and any concrete surface for that matter). Calcium chloride will remove snow and ice and is less harmful when melting snow and ice. Products that use Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) such as EnvironMelt and Majestic Snow and Ice Melt are considered to be the most effective and least harmful deicers to use on your EP Henry paving stone installation.
A paver walkway, patio, and driveway from F. A. Hobson Landscaping is attractive and very durable. We build it right and only use the best quality pavers. Call us at410-827-9614 for more information.