The benefits of high pressure cleaning for concrete driveway maintenance


If you have spent a lot of time, effort and money to get your concrete or exposed aggregate driveways looking good, then it makes sense to ensure that you maintain them properly. Your driveway is going to be the first thing you see when you arrive home at night and when you step out of the doorway in the morning. It also has to take a lot of pounding with vehicles passing over it, tyre track marks, and oil spills, not to mention whatever the elements hurl at it. Heat, rain, leaves and dirt from the garden are all going to leave their mark on what is a showcase for your property. So here’s why you should use high pressure cleaning to help maintain your concrete driveway:

Time saving
This has to come at the top of any list when it comes to home and garden maintenance. A high pressure burst of water from the cleaning nozzle forces out debris and dirt across the surface of the concrete. It can cover a large area in a very small time period, leaving you to get on with the rest of your day.

Easy to use
The last thing you need is to spend hours on your hands and knees with a bucket of water and a scrubbing brush, removing dirt and mould from your driveway. Not only is it not good for your back or knees, but you will not get the same depth of cleaning that a high pressure hose can achieve.
High pressure cleaning equipment is very easy to use from a standing position, or you may want to book a pressure washing service to do it for you. Either way, the results are instantaneous and you don’t need a degree in mechanical engineering to operate the equipment.

Environmentally friendly
This is a really big benefit because the liquid solutions used during pressure washing can be eco-friendly or you may want to use just hot water. Any dirt and debris that is washed clear of the surface of the concrete driveway can be brushed off into any collection drains, without fear of contamination. And if it drains onto the garden area, then you know it is not going to damage any planting as well.

No damage to concrete surface
Concrete surfaces are very robust and hardwearing, and it does not take a lot to restore them to their natural good looks. However if you have stains to remove and you do use a reputable detergent, then pressure washing the concrete is not going to damage it in the way that using an abrasive cleaner might. Particularly if you have polished or coloured concrete, then high pressure washing is the best way to clean your driveway.

Helps to boost kerb appeal
Finally, when it comes to showcasing your home, particularly prior to selling, making sure that your driveway looks its best will add value to your property. It will also reveal any cracks in your driveway that you need to deal with prior to selling your house as well.