By taking a few easy but very important steps, you may reduce the risk of concrete damage and avoid costly repairs to your concrete pad and driveway. \tRemember, it takes roughly 28 days (temp. dependent) for concrete to reach its 80% strength, hence, we strongly recommend not driving over your concrete during that time. We also advise you not to drive or keep any personal belongings throughout the construction period \tThe rest of the 20% will get cured over the next year or so, it's important to ensure care is taken during that period by not applying any ice-melting chemicals or salt on your driveway concrete pad and sidewalk. Those chemicals & salts will blend with the uncured concrete & damage it. Instead, we recommend shovelling the snow & out & keep the area off prolonged icing build-up. \tThe slope in your garage is designed with a roughly 2-3% incline from back to front, aimed at directing large volumes of water toward the door. However, it's not 100% efficient at eliminating all water, the garage door seal can also hinder some water drainage. Water accumulation near your front wall can happen from various sources such as melting snow from cars or when opening the overhead doors. To protect your walls and concrete floor from water damage, it's crucial to squeegee out the remaining water as part of your regular maintenance \tAs you have probably noticed the garage pad and driveway contain expansion joints to avoid cracks. We recommend cleaning the often and keeping the dirt and ice build-up. this will allow the water to flow freely and prolong the life cycle of your concrete. \tUsing sharp and/or heavy objects to clear off ice or drilling through concrete during the first year can also negatively affect and may damage the concrete. Avoid using hammers, ice breakers, or crowbars, especially in the first year of your new concrete pad \tTo minimize the likelihood of flaking or popping, we strongly advise against using salt or other de-icing chemicals on your concrete, particularly during its first winter. If possible, we also recommend rinsing your vehicle to remove any street salt residue before parking it on the concrete surface Our warranty does not cover these cosmetic deficiencies beyond the first seasonal change.