Smooth auger blades aren’t designed to cut through packed or icy snow so the snow may be harder to clear if your snowthrower has this type of blade. Snowthrowers with serrated auger blades cut easily into icy snow. Track drive also helps the machine grip the surface and push into the icy snow.
When building a deck or other outdoor platform, don’t use lumber wider than 6 inches. Ponding water on wide boards can lead to eventual cupping problems. For example, use two 2×6’s instead of one 2×12. Pros advise installing the boards crown-side up to help minimize cupping and shelling of grain layers.