I wish to replace my asphalt driveway with concrete. I am hoping to do something a little more visually interesting than just a slab, though. I like the look of exposed aggregate, but I am concerned about snow removal. Will my snowblower constantly catch on the rocks? Will it leave snow between the stones that builds up to ice? Does anyone have experience snow blowing exposed aggregate?
Most snow blowers have adjustable skid shoes that look something like this:
On smooth hard surfaces, you can typically adjust these to the minimum height so the snow blower "scrapes" the surface. If you have a rough surface then you can adjust these so the blade rides a bit higher and does not catch any of the rough surface.