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Your Guide to Cleaning Driveways in Wolverhampton

16 May 2022

Creating a regular cleaning schedule for concrete driveways in Wolverhampton from Cobblecrete is the best way to maintain their stunning aesthetic.

We specialise in producing the finest pattern concrete driveways that are stain, sink and fade-free, saving our customers money long term on repair work.

Five Essential Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your driveways is a therapeutic exercise perfect for summer days and we would recommend using a pressure washer for the best results. The high-pressure spray of water is released in a concentrated manner that removes any dirt and grime.

Here are our five cleaning tips for concrete driveways –

Preparation is Key

Before you start pressure washing give your driveway a quick sweep with a bristled brush to get rid of loose debris. Next, make sure all unnecessary items such as bins and planters aren’t on the drive before you start. Cover your doors and windows with plastic sheeting or tarp to protect them from dirt when you’re cleaning.

Degrease Surface Area

Now apply a degreaser across the surface of your concrete driveway then rub down with a bristled brush before using your pressure washer.

Prepare Your Pressure Washer 

Firstly connect your washer’s pressure hose to a water source such as a garden tap. Your pressure washer will have different settings for certain tasks such as applying detergent, rinsing and high-pressure spray.

Washing Your Driveway

We’d recommend wearing safety gloves and old clothing in case of any splashes and hold the washer between 10-15 inches and maintain a consistent distance.

Work in a symmetrical pattern and overlap each stroke by a couple of inches and leave your detergent for around five minutes. Now repeat the pattern with your washer using the high-pressure nozzle and make sure you rinse away detergent thoroughly.

Stay Dry

Finally make sure your driveway is completely dry before allowing any vehicles onto it. This can take up to a day but will be much shorter during warmer weather.

Quality Driveways in Wolverhampton from Cobblecrete

Since 1992 Cobblecrete has been the leading installer of imprinted concrete driveways in Wolverhampton. We provide a free measuring and home assessment service and guarantee to transfer the look of your exterior with one of our stunning driveway designs.

Cobblecrete has worked with a number of customers on domestic and commercial properties including airports, pub car parks and drive-throughs.

If you have any questions regarding installations and pattern designs, please get in touch today.