Regardless of type of surface, to keep any driveway looking clean and beautiful can be a challenge! The Stonecare4u range of Essential Driveway Cleaner will save you time, money and effort! Once applied, they will help you rapidly transform the appearance of any type of driveway. A short time after application, you will have a lovely clean drive and admiring neighbours!
A driveway is an area of a property that tends to receive far more wear and tear than any other part. Excessive use by vehicles can lead to a build-up of dirt and grime on the surface of the drive. However, using an effective driveway cleaner can help to keep a driveway looking good at all times.
Types of Driveway
There are various types of driveway surfaces such as block paving, imprinted concrete, tarmac and paving slabs to name a few. All of these driveway surfaces need ongoing maintenance from time to time. Otherwise, they can start to look quite unsightly and detract from the look of a home. It’s not just the build-up of dirt and grime that can make a drive look grubby; moss, lichen and algae can also have a detrimental effect on the way it looks. A driveway cleaner that addresses all of these issues can keep the surface of a driveway clean and free from the build-up of moss and algae. Essential Driveway Cleaner from Stonecare4u has been specially formulated to clean all types of driveways. In addition, it quickly removing organic growth such as moss, algae and lichen.
Block Paving Cleaner
Let’s look at one of the most popular driveway surfaces: block paving. Block paving has been laid in increasing amounts throughout the last 40 years and is the preferred choice for many homeowners. The challenge with block paving is keeping it clean and free from weed growth. Weeds tend to grow in the soft jointing sand quite quickly so homeowners spend a lot of their time weeding these joints. However, they often feel like they are fighting a losing battle! Applying a block paving sealer can help as it will solidify the jointing sand and make it harder for weeds to grow. However, dirt and grime, black lichen and algae can make relatively new block paving look quite old. If the block paving is not treated with an effective paving cleaner the problem can get to the point where a professional cleaning company may be called in and this can be expensive.
Imprinted concrete is another surface that has become very popular in recent years and although on driveways it is easier to keep clean than block paving it can still get quite dirty. Because of this, using a driveway cleaner for imprinted concrete makes sense. Essential Driveway Cleaner will quickly remove dirt, grime and algae from the surface of imprinted concrete and ensure it always looks like it has been recently laid. It doesn’t make sense to spend thousands of pounds on having an imprinted concrete driveway laid and then leaving it to deteriorate. Like all external surfaces, imprinted concrete needs some aspect of ongoing maintenance to ensure the ‘kerb appeal’ of a property is retained.
Paving Cleaner for Natural Stone
Lastly, there are various types of natural stone as well as pre-cast concrete slabs that are used for driveways. Natural stone, in particular, is generally very porous and tends to get dirty very quickly as well as attracting the growth of algae and lichen. Although natural stone is mostly laid for patios, it is also used now and again for driveways, which can be problematic. Cars trafficking over natural stone such as sandstone and limestone will soon make it look filthy.
Moreover, apart from using a driveway cleaner to remove the dirt and grime, we strongly recommend applying a natural stone sealer. This protects the surface and slows down deterioration. Pre-cast concrete paving slabs are similar in that they are porous and deteriorate fast if left unprotected. So, sealing them first is advisable and using a paving cleaner now and again should keep them clean.