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How To Clean Your Driveway

Hi there and welcome back to our website! In this article, we will teach you the best way to clean your driveway at your home in order to keep its quality.

Don’t just pressure wash. This is a good top tip, often people turn the pressure washer on and hack away at the dirt on their driveway. This is not a wise idea as this can actually damage the integrity of the driveway and will cause a bigger problem than its worth. Be sure to research the material of your driveway and use the appropriate pressure, it will be lower than you expect.

Sprinkle a thick layer of sawdust or kitty litter on any grease or oil stains. Leave the sawdust in place for 12 to 24 hours to absorb as much grease as possible. Then sweep it up and dispose of it.

Sweep the entire driveway to remove any surface dirt. Sweep out any cracks so the dirt doesn’t run down the driveway when you wash it.

Spray the entire driveway with water using a garden hose sprayer.

Dissolve 2 ½ ounces of washing soda in a gallon of hot water. Alternatively, sprinkle powdered dishwashing detergent over the entire driveway.

Dip a deck brush into the hot washing soda water and scrub the driveway, rewetting the brush as needed. If you use dish detergent, dip the brush into a bucket of hot water and scrub the detergent into the pavement.

Rinse the driveway with clear water after it’s clean. Avoid rinsing the water into nearby grassy areas, as a high concentration of detergent can damage plants.

Maughan Construction are expert installers in block paving driveways in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. We have lots of experience operating in Staffordshire & Cheshire, so we can find the right driveway company for you. If you would like no stress driveway quotes then be sure to get in touch with us today. One of our network partners will get in touch asap!