Living in Ottawa is great, but the winters can be very harsh on most outdoor elements, including walkways and steps. Nobody wants a walkway or their entrance covered in ice, so people resort to SALT, don’t do it! Use sand or clean cat little.
Salt is the fastest way to destroy your walkway (even this eco-friendly stuff isn’t that friendly), it will eat everything. In most cases, people aren’t aware because it breaks down the cement under the flagstone first. After this occurs, it just goes downhill from here unless you get it repaired correctly and stop using salt.
Repairing salt damaged flagstone is something that Smith’s Stone Masonry has lots of experience with, please keep in mind that in some cases you’re often better off resurfacing the entire area with new flagstone.
Contact us for a free estimate and I’ll come out to take a look and give you my opinion.
Below are some before and after pictures of salt-damaged flagstone, you can click on any image to view full-size image.
If you’re interested in getting an estimate for having a some flagstone steps installed or repaired, please click the button below to contact us for a free estimate.