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Winter can be hard on outdoor hardscapes such as driveways, walkways, patios, fire pits and retaining walls. The freezing and thawing cycles of North Carolina winters, along with snow and ice, can cause damage and result in costly repairs. Therefore, it’s important to take steps to protect your hardscapes during winter.

Maxwell Landscaping, Inc. in Maiden, NC is your local hardscape expert. Our team shares some tips on how to protect your favorite hardscapes during harsh winter weather conditions.

Clean and Seal Your Hardscapes

Before winter arrives, it’s important to clean and seal your hardscapes. Clear any debris such as leaves, twigs and dirt from the surface. Then, apply a sealant to protect against the harsh winter elements. A good quality sealant will help prevent moisture from penetrating the surface and causing damage. Speak with a team member at Maxwell Landscaping about recommended sealant products for your particular hardscape.

Use Ice Melt Wisely

Ice melt is a great way to prevent slipping and sliding on icy hardscapes. However, not all ice melt products are created equal. Some can be harmful to your hardscapes and cause damage. Therefore, it’s important to choose a product that is safe for your specific hardscape material. For example, our hardscape experts recommend magnesium chloride as a popular and safe option for most hardscapes. Call and ask a team member for other recommendations for a specific hardscape material.

Avoid Running Heavy Equipment Over Your Hardscapes

During winter, it’s best to avoid using heavy equipment over your hardscapes. Heavy equipment such as snowplows and snow blowers can cause damage to the surface. Instead, use a shovel or a broom to clear snow from your hardscapes.

Monitor Drainage Off and Around Your Hardscapes

Proper drainage is important to prevent water from pooling and causing damage to your hardscapes. Make sure that the drainage systems are functioning properly and clear any debris that may cause blockages. Hardscapes that do not shed water effectively will sustain damage when water freezes and thaws on or adjacent to it. If drainage seems to be a problem, contact our team at Maxwell Landscaping about installing drainage systems to protect your investment.

Repair Damage Promptly

If you notice any damage to your hardscapes, it’s important to address it promptly. Cracks, chips and other damage can worsen over time and result in costly repairs. They can also allow moisture intrusions; freezing water in these cracks expands and causes splits in your hardscape materials. Early intervention can save you money and help prolong the life of your hardscapes.

NC Hardscape Experts

Protecting your hardscapes during winter is crucial to ensure their longevity and prevent costly repairs. By following these tips shared by our NC hardscape experts, you can help keep your hardscapes in good condition and ready for the next season. When you’re ready to discuss new hardscape projects in Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas in North Carolina, contact Maxwell Landscaping, Inc. for seasoned help with planning, material selection, construction and more.

Posted on behalf of Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

Phone: (704) 469-5766


Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 49 reviews


Maxwell did a great job installing our outdoor patio and firepit and finished ahead of schedule. When a few minor adjustments need to be made after the project was finished, Troy was very responsive, kept in touch, and had the adjustments made perfectly. Highly, highly recommend!

Christine Tobias

Was very pleased with the level of customer service. I had rock, fill dirt, and mulch delivered. When I arrived I was greeted quickly, they helped me make informed selections, and they delivered immediately. Cost of products was competitive. Will absolutely be coming back here for all of my landscaping/hardscaping needs.

Judy Breeding

Absolutely wonderful experience-Paul and Justin went extra mile to get my paver patio just right. They were pleasant and professional. Several neighbors commented on how neat and careful they were. Troy was especially helpful in every way. Highly recommend!!!

Drew Culbreth

Top Notch company....Reliable and Predictable work. I would put the skill and the results of this company against anyone. The outcome of projects always surpasses the expectation. Troy is great to work with and a stand up guy. Wouldn't want anyone else working in my yard.

Mike Stiene

Matt and Dave installed a beautiful hardscape Belgard wall in our front yard. We would highly recommend Troy and his crew to everyone. Thank you Maxwell Landscaping


Very happy with out outdoor fireplace. When you design a hardscape and its your first one a lot of trust goes to the contractor, especially with the larger area we decided to construct(20x20 w a 6ft fireplace, pavers and large natural stones). We felt very confident in Troy the owner of maxwell landscaping and he did everything to our requests. The job went as planned and his crew arrived when promised and since we had good weather the project was completed quicker than expected. Troy went beyond my expectations and the job estimate remained the same at the end. His crew did an excellent cleanup and I was impressed. To find a contractor in our area who is knowledgable, dependable, and honest is invaluable to me and I plan on using Troy again in the future. Dr Ed Scott and Dr Erin Scott

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Maxwell Landscaping, Inc.

5637 S NC 16 Hwy
Maiden, NC 28650

(704) 469-5766

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maxwell Landscaping services clients in the following areas: Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Cabarrus County, Catawba County, Iredell County, Mecklenburg County, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.