How to stop steam pressure washing from damaging your driveway?

Driveway Pressure Washing in London

Pressure washing your driveway removes grime and stains, including stubborn or oily ones, and protects the integrity of your drive while enhancing overall outdoor appearance. Indeed, few methods are as efficient as steam jet washing.

However, if it’s not done properly, there can be pitfalls:

Pressure washing too often

If you pressure wash your driveway too often, or inexpertly, it can have an accelerated weathering effect. This may in turn have an impact on its lifespan.

Block paving

Block paving usually has sand beneath it, which can cause subsidence and dips over time. Too much water over the surface or between the joints can wash the sand away.

Seal the deal

Protecting your driveway with a top-quality block paving sealant or coating will help.

Equally, if your driveway is not in the best condition, or has not been cleaned properly for a number of years, it’s a good idea to give it an initial pre-treatment with a quality cleaner or a moss removal solution. This should be done a few days before pressure washing.

This pre-treatment ought to make the cleaning of the surface effective and easier. It may also mean you don’t need to use the pressure-washer for as long.

With the right treatment, there is no reason why your driveway should not last for 20 years. It also means general maintenance will take less time, and reduces lichen, algae and colour loss.

How we can help

At Royal Stone Care, we specialise in driveway cleaning in London. Our staff are properly trained in all aspects of block paving, concrete and tarmac repair, cleaning and maintenance. So they’re able to offer expert advice.

We know exactly how often your driveway needs pressure washing in London climate, what to do if concrete repair is required, and how much water to use. We work to rigorous safety standards at all times.

Ask us about patio services right now, while there’s still (hopefully!) enough good weather left. This is a job that you’re much better off getting done now, before autumn and winter really set in.