How Pressure Washing Makes Your Driveway Look New Again

How Pressure Washing Makes Your Driveway Look New Again

13 February 2018
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If you're starting to feel a little embarrassed about your dirty and stained driveway, then you should consider having it cleaned by a pressure washing service. Pressure washing can often make an old driveway look like new and it's much less expensive than resurfacing. Here's how pressure washing can transform the appearance of your driveway.

Blasts Away Weeds

If you have cracks in your driveway, or if you have a paver driveway with a lot of seams, weeds could be a constant problem. Pulling them out by hand is a lot of work once the weeds take over. The easy way to get rid of them is to blast them out with a pressure washer. While you'll want to remove loose debris such as tree litter and branches before the washing begins, a pressure washer can clear weeds out of cracks and seams by ripping them out at the roots. When the weeds get out of control in your brick, concrete, or paver driveway, it's time to call a pressure washing service for a quick remedy.

Restores Bright Color

You may not realize how dirty your driveway is until a portion of it is cleaned and you can compare the old side with the brightness of the cleaned side. Pressure washing makes concrete whiter and bricks brighter. When the job is done, your driveway will look years younger. This may be achieved with the help of driveway cleaning detergents to get the best results.

Removes Stains

If you always park your car in the same spot, there might be annoying grease and oil stains on your driveway that are impossible to get out with a garden hose and detergent. The pressure washing service might apply cleaners that help break down oil to make removal easier, but sometimes, stains can disappear just with pressure washing alone. Stains are particularly bothersome on new driveways when the rest of the surface is still bright and fresh. You don't have to put up with annoying stains when they can often be lifted out easily by a pressure washing service.

Prepares For Maintenance

When it's time to seal cracks and apply a topcoat to your driveway, it's also a good time to pressure wash it. The pressure washer can blast sand and other debris of cracks so they are ready to be filled as soon as the driveway dries. Cleaning the driveway before applying filler and repairing holes in asphalt is important because it helps the filler adhere better. Pressure washing is also necessary before applying a sealcoat, which is a maintenance chore that should be done every few years on asphalt to protect it from the sun and rain.

No matter what material your driveway is made of, pressure washing helps maintain its fresh appearance. Hiring a professional service to do the job ensures the proper pressure is used to get good results without causing damage to the surface of the driveway or nearby plants.

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