Pressure Washing Tips For Concrete Driveways
Pressure Washing Tips for Concrete Driveways
Concrete driveways can last for years and years with minimal amount of care and attention. Periodically, you may notice stains forming on the concrete’s surface or excessive dirt build-up that you wish to remove. Pressure washing is the best method to use when cleaning the expansive surface of your concrete driveway.
After a long history of perfecting pressure washing methods used on concrete driveways, we’ve put together a list of some tips that may prove helpful to you, as you embark on the task of cleaning your concrete driveway. Following specific techniques and methodical procedures can prevent damage from occurring to the concrete’s surface, or damage to the landscaped areas surrounding the driveway.
First of all, we recommend choosing the best tip of the pressure washer for the concrete job; preferably the green tip. Other tips may chip the top layer of the concrete or may not be strong enough to remove any of the hard stains.
Second, using a pressure washer that has between 3000-3500 PSI is the best choice. Many homeowners find that pressure washers with this much power are too expensive to purchase for sporadic cleaning jobs. If this is your case, you may find that hiring a professional to pressure wash your driveway is more cost-effective than purchasing your own washer.
Next, a turbo-charged, rotating nozzle is the best choice for cleaning large areas, such as a driveway. It covers the most surface area and leaves less room for human mistakes.
Also, tough stains such as oil, grease, mold, or mildew will probably need specially designed de-greasing/detergent agents applied in order to completely remove them. There are many types of concrete cleaners on the market, or you may wish to try a home-remedy, as well.
Lastly, take your time when completing the task of pressure washing your concrete driveway. Concrete washing can be a time-consuming, tedious chore; however, with great patience and fine attention-to-detail, your hard work will provide great results.
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