As the main entry point to your home, your driveway is subject to muddy footprints, dirty car tyres and a variety of weather conditions, so it’s a good idea to give it a thorough clean every once in a while. Cleaning your driveway is hard either, with a few simple steps you can have it looking like new and reap all the benefits that come with it.
Carry on reading for our top cleaning techniques that will keep your driveway looking its best.
The first step to cleaning your driveway is to remove all surface dirt and oil stains. This can be done by sprinkling a loose layer of sawdust over the drive to absorb the moisture or purchasing a grease remover fluid which can be scrubbed with a stiff brush. You should also use an outdoor brush to sweep debris and mud from the drive.
Next, use a scraper to remove weeds, moss and dirt from in between paving tiles (if applicable) and prune the border of your drive to neaten everything up. If you want to lower maintenance further, then apply weed killer to the grout which should prevent or at least slow down any weed growth.
For expert results, we recommend using a pressure washer – but always check with your supplier if it’s suitable for your driveway. Pressure washers work by blasting water and cleaning detergent onto a surface to remove inground dirt through pressure. Once the detergent has broken down the stain, you can use the nozzle to spray the driveway with water and reveal its original surface underneath which looks clean and new.
Like other areas of your home, the exterior of your property is just as important as the interior. Remember, your driveway is the first thing the passersby and guests see of your home. So, if you want to create a good first impression then ensuring that the outside is in good shape, including your driveway, is the first step.
Having a thorough clean at the start of each season or every few months will reduce the amount of maintenance you need to do in between. You don’t want to be pruning your driveway every week, so deep cleans will keep your driveway looking good for a longer period, so you can spend your spare time elsewhere.
If you need to hire a professional pressure washer, then Basically Tool Hire is where you need to go. Serving clients throughout the East of Scotland, we have a range of tools to help you with maintenance and projects around your home. Get in touch today for more information.