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How to Prepare Your Epoxy Pebblestone Walkway for Winter

How to Prepare Your Epoxy Pebblestone Walkway for Winter?

As we begin to feel the temperatures cool off and see the beautiful tree colors begin to change, now is an excellent time to evaluate your epoxy pebble stone walkway. If you live in a colder climate, like we do here at Custom Stone Resurfacing, you know how important it is to take advantage of the brief fall in order to get necessary repairs done before ice and snow hits. If you are not sure how to get started, we are happy to help guide you! Here is how to get your pebble stone walkway ready for the snowy season.

Do a Thorough Cleaning

Before you can move on to addressing any needed repairs, first you want to give your walkway a thorough cleaning. Removing debris with a leaf blower or a broom will ensure that any epoxy application will bond properly. If you are considering using a power washer for an even deeper clean, be sure to give yourself an additional 48-72 hours to allow the pebbles to completely dry.

Repair and Replace Lost Pebbles

After your walkway is clean, walk around the surface and take note of any missing or loose pebbles. Once you know the areas of concern, you can mix up your pebble and epoxy coating. Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding ratios. Depending on how large the area you are working on is, this application can be performed by hand. Just be sure to wear thick gloves when doing so.

Cure time can vary, especially when the weather begins to cool. Epoxy solutions cease to cure when exposed to temperatures fifty degrees and cooler. So, check your daily and nightly temperatures to calculate the needed cure time. You can generally bank on it needed around three to five days during this season.

And there you have it. Winterizing your pebble stone walkway is not nearly as difficult as you might imagine. Taking care of your walkways yearly this way will ensure that it will remain beautiful and hazard free. In addition to doing simple repairs yourself, our team of trusted professionals also recommend completely resealing your system every 2-5 years. If you have questions or concerns regarding your pebble stone walkway, be sure to give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you might have.

By Custom Stone Resurfacing | 9-24-2020