If you have a concrete driveway that's covered with weeds, moss, and dirt, it is only natural to feel inclined to give your driveway a thorough cleaning. But many homeowners wonder: ‘how often I should pressure wash and seal my driveway?’ They may also have a few questions about pressure washing and sealing driveways.
Let’s look at the answers in this post.
How Often Should I Pressure Wash and Seal My Driveway?
To maintain your driveway and keep it clean, you should pressure wash and seal your driveway at least once a year. You can also pressure wash your driveway as soon as you notice an overgrowth of weeds and moss. And if your driveway is constructed using porous material, such as concrete, you will need to seal your driveway after pressure was to avoid stains and other concerns.
Now you may have several other questions related to pressure washing and sealing your driveway as well, so we will look at some of the FAQs that will help you learn more about the task.
FAQs – Keeping Your Driveway Clean
What is Pressure Washing?
Pressure washing refers to the use of pressurised water, which helps create a stream of water that's a lot more powerful than manual washing. As a result, you can get rid of dirt and stains quickly and easily, and this is one of the most effective ways to clean outdoor spaces, such as your driveway thoroughly.
Does Pressure Washing Annually Eliminate the Need for Routine Cleaning?
As mentioned earlier, you should aim for pressure washing your driveway at least once a year. However, it doesn't eliminate the need for regular cleaning of your driveway. Similar to how to clean the inside of your house, your home's outdoor spaces, such as your driveways, also need routine cleaning to keep it in top condition.
What is the Best Time for Pressure Washing My Driveway?
You can pressure wash your driveway any time of the day throughout the year.
Should I Seal My Driveway After Every Pressure Wash?
Driveways are commonly made up of materials, such as concrete and pavers, which are porous. When you pressure wash your driveway, they tend to soak up liquid, leading to stains. However, sealing can help prevent this problem. It serves as a barrier between the driveway material and other elements that interact with the surface. Moreover, the use of a sealant can also ease your driveway’s future cleaning.
Over time, your sealant may erode due to interaction with other elements, such as air, water, and your car tires. Hence, it is a good idea to seal your driveway after every pressure wash.
Aim for pressure washing and sealing your driveway once every year, but if your driveway needs a thorough cleaning in between, don't forget to seal your concrete or pavers driveway as they tend to soak up the liquid that leads to stains.
To learn more about maintaining your concrete driveways or any other residential, commercial, or industrial concrete job, get in touch with Multipro Concrete Constructions today.