FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN IT BE REPAIRED IF DAMAGED?
Any accidental rips, tears, damage or difficult and unsightly stains can be repaired by cutting out the damaged area and reapplying new rubber. We can also provide a maintenance coating that helps rebond the whole surface.
HOW IS IT IN WINTER?
Rubber paving maintains a slightly porous textured surface which affords two advantages for Canada’s harsh winter snow and ice. Firstly, water does not pool easily on the surface, reducing the thin layer of glare ice that is the cause of many falls and injuries. Secondly, for heavier snow/ice layers the textured surface makes it easier to scrape as compared with concrete where the bottom layer of ice adheres with a ferocious tenacity. If needed it is safe to use salt or any other de-icer. We recommend using plastic shoves and outfitting your snow blower with plastic stripping.
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION / CURE TIME?
Relative to concrete, rubber paving has much faster installation and cure times. Most residential projects can be completed in a single day and will be ready to be walked on in 24 hours from time of completion and ready for vehicles 72 hours after completion.
Driveway Installed in 1998
IS THERE MAINTENANCE?
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Rubber paving is a very durable product. The first rubber paved driveway was installed by Shercom Industries in Saskatoon in 1998 and still looks as good as the day it was applied, despite being more than 20 years old.
We recommend a fresh coating of urethane every 5 to 7 years to protect the surface of the rubber from drying out. We can apply this for you or provide a do-it-yourself kit.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN RUBBER PAVEMENT?
We recommend a garden hose or a light pressure wash but do not use a fine point nozzle spray pattern. For stubborn stains, you can use mild cleaners like dish soap and mild scrubbing.