The concrete that makes up your front driveway and walkway is experiences a great deal of wear and tear from the weather, traffic, and chemicals you use around your yard to remove ice and take care of your landscaping. As a result, your concrete can begin to look not so new over time. Here are some reasons for you to have your driveway professionally pressure cleaned this summer.
With regular use, your concrete surface collects many types of fluids that drip from your vehicles, including oil, grease, gasoline, and brake fluids. These solutions will absorb into your concrete's porous surface and can stain the surface of your concrete for years. When you hire a concrete cleaning surface, all these fluids can be rinsed and removed from your concrete surface.
Your professional concrete cleaner will apply any necessary cleaning solutions to lift the stain, then the high-powered pressure cleaner will remove the fluids. This is an important step in caring for your concrete, especially if you are planning to stain or seal your concrete. Any residue left behind on your concrete will affect how the sealant or stain will look and react on the surface of your concrete.
Seal Your Concrete
Once you have cleaned your concrete of grease, oil, and other vehicle stains, you can immediately apply a concrete stain or a sealant to further protect your concrete. Sealing your concrete is another great reason for cleaning your concrete because it will act as a barrier on your concrete against water, including vehicle fluids that drip on it in the future. With a sealant, you will be able to prevent the fluids from seeping into the concrete.
Remove Dirt and Growth
Concrete cleaning will also remove dirt and organic growth from your concrete and its cracks. When dirt settles in the cracks within your concrete, weeds, grasses, and other vegetation can sprout up and cause further deterioration of your concrete. And if your concrete is in an area that is shaded a majority of the time, moss can grow on the concrete, leaving it stained, ugly, and discolored. But a pressurized concrete cleaning treatment will remove the dirt, weed growth, and any moss staining the surface of your driveway, restoring it to like-new in appearance.
With your concrete restored to an appearance that looks like new, you will be able to maintain your home's value, improve its curb appeal, and prepare it for a potential sale, if necessary. To learn more about residential concrete cleaning services, contact a company like Jaco Waterproofing.