How do 360-clean carry out our driveway cleaning service for you in Chester, Cheshire and the North West?
- Brush up and small stones, leaves or moss using mechanical deep cleaning brushes (think road sweeper)
- Pressure Jet Wash the full area with our industrial-grade pressure washer (many times more powerful than a Karcher) using the large area attachment, this will speed up cleaning times and shorten disruption.
- Apply a soft wash solution to remove black spotting and algae buildup
- Carefully apply a herbicide to the area, this will inhibit moss and plantation regrowth
- We then return the following dry day to re-sand / re-point any areas that have been cleaned
Benefits of driveway cleaning/decking or patio cleaning Cheshire and the North West?
There are many benefits to driveway cleaning the main one being your driveway or paths being free of algae, moss, weeds.
Any path or drive that has algae, weeds, moss on it can become very slippery when wet or icy. If someone was to fall due to its condition, you may be held liable. Not only will we clean the surface surfaces we also take out all the weed and roots that are stuck in the ridges or cracks of stonework.
Your driveway takes a beating throughout the year because the wear and tear of this high traffic area are compounded by inclement weather like rain and snow.
Unfortunately, the salt and/or sand you may have used on your driveway in winter can leave behind granules that accumulate and leave debris on concrete and asphalt. Although salt does not deteriorate asphalt, it can harm concrete. The best way to properly maintain your driveway is by pressure washing because of the following benefits it provides. We are driveway cleaning experts and will go over 8 benefits of pressure washing your driveway
- Prevents Mildew, Mold, and Other Harmful Growths
Pressure washing your driveway will prevent harmful growths such as mold, mildew, algae, and moss. These growths can gradually eat away at your driveway surface, resulting in safety hazards and costly repairs down the road.
Pressure washing cleans every inch of your driveway, eliminating these harmful growths and discouraging them from growing back.
- Limits Weeds
Weeds will inevitably pop up in any cracks in your driveway, especially during the spring. As weeds grow, their roots can cause further damage by widening the cracks. Annual pressure washing, especially in the spring, will remove weeds along with the dirt that enables them to grow. A coat of sealant after pressure washing will help to keep your cracks weed-free for the rest of the year.
- Eliminates Stains
Your driveway is susceptible to stains every day and naturally accumulates oil, mud, and dirt. One of your cars may leak fluid and parked service vehicles often drip. Stains adhere to the paving and need more than a good hosing-down to remove effectively. If left untreated, these unsightly stains become harder to remove. A professional pressure wash can get into every pore and break up oil and grime, leaving your driveway sparkly clean.
- Increases Safety
The surface of your driveway should be a little rough as a rough surface maintains friction. Build-ups of mold, mildew and oily residue reduce that friction and make your driveway more slippery. Pressure washing removes these deposits and helps to restore the surface of your driveway to its original consistency. In addition, driveway surfaces that are pitted or cracked constitute fall hazards.
- Saves Time and Exertion
Manually scrubbing your driveway is time-consuming and physically exerting. Not only that, it’s not the most efficient way to keep your driveway in good condition. Pressure washing is much less physically taxing, takes a lot less time, and is much more effective. High-water pressure will get down deep into any cracks and totally remove dirt, oil, and grime.
- A Cost-Effective Method
Pressure washing eliminates the dirt and grime that if not removed will erode your driveway over time, resulting in costly repairs. Preventing the pitting and cracks that appear in a neglected driveway can also save you thousands in repair dollars. Regular power washing will prevent small cracks from turning into large ones that might necessitate the expensive replacement of part of your driveway.
- Environmentally Friendly
Other methods of cleaning your driveway may use expensive detergents and potent chemicals that can end up causing damage. In the vast majority of cases, pressure washing will clean your driveway without one drop of chemicals. And, even if some type of cleaner is necessary, bio-friendly cleaners are available. Any cleaner should be safe for people, animals, and the environment.
- Improves Curb Appeal and Home Value
Your driveway is one of the first impressions of your home that visitors receive when they get out of their cars. Pressure washing your driveway will improve your home’s curb appeal. In addition, a nice clean driveway increases the overall value of your property.
Pressure washing, together with your spring landscaping, will help beautify the outside of your house. Curb appeal is especially important if you are trying to sell your property.
The benefits of patio, decking and driveway sealing in Cheshire
Driveway sealing in Cheshire and the North Wset has many benefits when it comes to preserving your concrete driveway. First and foremost, a properly applied driveway sealer repels water, perhaps the single most harmful agent when it comes to deteriorating asphalt surfaces. Concrete has a natural tendency to crack if water is allowed to permeate it, and this tendency is only increased by the weight of cars regularly driving over it. Once those cracks appear, water further damages it, especially in cold climates where it expands and contracts with freezing temperatures.
Other enemies of your driveway include sunlight and oxygen, both of which hasten corrosion. By regularly applying a quality driveway sealer to your concrete you can prevent water, sunlight, and air from permeating your asphalt and prevent these problems. As an added benefit, driveway sealing also repels oil spills and leaks and makes it much easier for you to sweep and clean your driveway surface.