Regularly cleaning your concrete is essential to maintaining a structurally healthy driveway. As the buildup of dirt, grime and organic matter can deteriorate the composition of your concrete, regular cleaning will not only extend the life of your driveway but reduce the chances of costly repairs in the future.
While concrete is one of the most common materials used in driveway construction, proper cleaning and maintenance can be challenging. If you’ve been considering cleaning a concrete driveway, we’ve compiled everything you need to know.
Regular maintenance of your driveway is imperative to preventing cracks and decay. As weeds and organic matter growing under the surface of your driveway can cause cracks and fractures, regular cleaning can prevent damage. In addition to damage prevention, regular cleaning can contribute to a sparkling exterior and improve the look of your home or commercial property.
If you’re looking into pressure washing, understanding how to properly clean your driveway is a good place to begin. Start by removing anything that can’t get wet and cover any electrical outlets or powerpoints prior to beginning work. Remove any leaves, sticks, cut grass or any loose material on the driveway using a garden hose.
Using your pressure washer, fill the tank with your organic cleaning solution and apply an even layer of solution across your driveway. Leave the cleaning solution for 10 to 15 minutes and allow it to fully saturate the concrete. Finish by rinsing your driveway until the cleaning solution no longer remains.
When it comes to cleaning concrete driveways, it’s best to consult a professional to prevent damage and costly repairs. At House Washing Heroes, our experienced team provides house washing and driveway cleaning services to homes across Brisbane and the surrounding area. For more information on our services, or to book a service, contact us today.