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How to Pressure Wash Your Home’s Driveway
Pressure Washing Driveway

Your driveway is a mess and you know it. It’s full of grease stains; dirt; sand; mud; tire marks; tree sap; not to mention a dozen other things that make it look older and more worn than it really is. Don’t you think it’s time to give your driveway a good power washing?

One of the easiest, fastest and cheapest ways to spruce up the outside of your home is to give it a good scrubbing. Pressure washing driveway isn’t hard, yet it can make a big difference as to how you (and others) see your home.

To give your driveway the kind of scouring it deserves, get out your pressure washer ad get to work. But, first, remember these important tips:

  • Pick up all loose debris on the driveway
  • Soak up any excess grease or oil using sawdust or cat litter
  • Pre-treat the area with a degrease
  • Soak the entire driveway in cleaning solution for about 10 minutes
  • Finish by spraying the area in even strokes using a power washer that produces at least 3000 PSI
  • For extra tough stains, use a pressure washing driveway cleaner that is specially designed to clean asphalt, cement, concrete and brick or a turbo nozzle that will better direct the flow of water onto the surface using a high pressure stream
  • Once you are finished pressure washing your driveway, you may want to consider resealing it to prevent damage in the future

Cutting Your Cleaning Time With a Water Broom

Pressure washing driveway will go a lot faster and easier is you sue a water broom. This simple attachment added to your pressure washer will allow you to more evenly clean your driveway in half the time, and with half the effort of using your pressure washer alone.

Using a Surface Cleaner to Beat the Tough Stains

Sometimes pressure washing driveway isn’t enough to get it back into pristine shape. That’s when its time to bring out the big guns: a surface cleaner. Surface cleaners can help remove dirt and grime from your driveway up to 15 times faster than using a standard wand alone, and 10 times faster then using a water broom.

Surface cleaners work the same way as a pressure washer gun. These arms of the cleaner rotate, or spin with the flow of the water (greater the water volume – the faster it spins), which creates a scrubbing action with the water coming out. Since the spray nozzles are only1/2” to 2” away from the surface being cleaned, it works better. One of the greatest advantages of using surface cleaning machines to pressure washing driveway is that they eliminate the “zebra” striping usually seen on driveways and sidewalks after being cleaned.

Pressure washing driveways isn’t the only thing surface cleaners are useful for. They can also be used to clean:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Roofs - Excellent Results with Clay Tile Roofs (Use Low Pressure on Shingle Roofs)
  • Pool Decks
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Loading Docks
  • Warehouse Floors
  • Refrigerated Semi Trailer Floors


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