It's been a few days since the last snow fell, and you might be tempted to forget shoveling and just let it all melt away. But consider this: snow removal should be seen as a necessary part of home maintenance! Snow = Water, so the more snow you can get to melt/drain away from your home, the less likely you are to get water in the basement or crawlspace. Plus, snow can melt into the cracks between your concrete, which can then freeze and expand overnight as temperatures drop. This can lead to premature cracking, pitting, and spalling of the concrete.
Shovel your snow this winter to keep your home looking in good shape!