Winter can be a season of inconvenience for many people. The floors and walkways become so slippery, making it hard to walk. A resurfacing concrete walkway is a good idea to prevent the path from being slippery during this season.
1- Improve Traction by Adding Cement, Sand, and Gravel on Your Entryways and Frontways
A cement path is an excellent non-slip entryway and frontways idea. Cement material has a sturdier grip that can prevent trips and falls.
You can reinforce the cement with a concrete walkway resurfacing.
2- Place Non-Slip Mats, Rugs, or Doormats Inside and Outside Your Door to Absorb Water and Mud.
Entry and exit points are usually the trickiest part from where slips and falls are frequent. Having a non-slip mat, rugs, and doormats can help as a buffer with the slippery entryway. It can also dry up your shoes from water and mud, which can help to prevent a slip or fall.
3- Sweep the Entryway with a Broom to Remove Any Loose Dirt and Debris, Leaves, and Twigs
Other things like dirt, debris, leaves, and twigs can cause the entryway to be more slippery and dangerous. Make sure to remove these hazards that can cause you to trip or fall while walking.
4- Place a Boot Tray Near Your Door to Catch Any Water or Snow That Melts Off of Shoes
Boot trays are great addition you can incorporate with your entryway floorplans. The tray serves as a reservoir and catches the water or snow from your shoes, and it keeps your floors clean by leaving the mess outside your door.
5- Wear Proper Footwear When Walking on Slippery Surfaces
Self-precaution is essential when walking on slippery surfaces. Just like dressing well for the winter, you must also wear the proper footwear during the season. It is best to use slip-resistant shoes or firm-grip shoes.
6- Take Extra Care When Carrying Groceries or Other Items Into the House That No Liquid or Moist Would Leak
Walking down the entryway after grocery shopping should be done with caution. As water and any liquid can cause a fall or slip, you should ensure that nothing will leak when carrying your groceries. When the entryways are too slippery, you should look where you are walking and carry grocery bags one-by-one or at the optimal capacity.
7- Apply a Sealant to Your Concrete Entryway to Create a Barrier Against Moisture
Resurfacing your concrete or using sealants to fill gaps in your concrete entryway.. Thus, making the floors bearable to walk. When there is no moisture on the concrete pathway, you can ensure that the path will remain dry, which is beneficial for walking.
Important Reminder: Keep salt deicers away from concrete front entryways
Resurfacing a concrete walkway after winter seasons will also help to keep it from becoming too slippery. But ultimately, you must be proactive and take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents.
Following these simple tips can avoid any dangerous falls this winter.
Invest in some good-quality snow shovels and ice scrapers to clear your entryway of snow and ice. Instead of salt, have sand in hand to sprinkle on icy areas of your front entryway.
After resurfacing the concrete walkway check out the previous blog for some exterior front entryway ideas.