Can you believe that Halloween is almost here? It seems like the month of October has flown by. After that, you know Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holidays won’t be far behind. Lots of people put up decorations for the various occasions that are coming up, including around their front doors and walkways. That draws attention to the driveway. Beyond the way this area looks, you need to consider any potential safety issues that could cause a problem for trick-or-treaters or your holiday guests. Follow these tips from a paving contractor to get your driveway and walkways ready for the holidays.
First, decorate carefully. Think about the typical path of travel in and around your home. Make sure that any decorations you put up don’t obstruct areas where people typically walk or drive. Also, make sure that any outside or security lighting is still visible.
Next, look for dangerous spots. Does your driveway, walkway, or sidewalk have holes or large cracks in it? These are easy places for a visitor to your home—or even you yourself—to trip or turn an ankle.
Finally, consider making repairs to places that need it. An experienced paving contractor like the ones on our team at SMI Paving will be able to determine exactly what needs to be done to restore your driveway or sidewalk to a smooth, safe surface. We’re experts at driveway paving and sealing, as well as all other types of driveway repairs for residential and commercial customers in North and South Carolina. Call us today to request a free paving estimate.