A concrete driveway is a durable and long-lasting option for your home, but it does require some maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best. While it is true that concrete is a low-maintenance material, no driveway paving material is completely maintenance-free. Here are some tips to help preserve the appearance and longevity of your concrete driveway.
Regular Cleaning and Resealing
Concrete driveways should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt, debris, and stains. A pressure washer can be used to remove stubborn dirt and grime, but take care not to damage the concrete. Additionally, resealing the driveway every two to three years, or as needed, can help protect it from weather damage and wear and tear. The frequency of resealing depends on the amount of traffic and exposure to weather conditions. A properly sealed driveway will also be more resistant to stains.
Quickly Remove Stains and Spills
Even with a sealer, concrete driveways can still stain if spills are left unattended for too long. To prevent stains from setting in, it is essential to clean up any spills, including oil and grease, as soon as possible. Use a mixture of warm water and mild soap to clean up spills and stains.
Professional Cleaning Services
If you don’t have the time or inclination to clean your concrete driveway, consider hiring a professional cleaning service. A reputable cleaning service will have the equipment and experience to clean and restore your driveway quickly and efficiently. FCT Surface Cleaning offers cleaning and pressure washing services for concrete driveways. We can provide advice on cleaning, or they can handle the cleaning for you.
In summary, a concrete driveway is a great investment for your home, but it does require some maintenance to keep it looking its best. Regular cleaning, resealing, and quick stain removal are essential to prolonging the life of your driveway.
Contact FCT Surface Cleaning for a competitive quote on professional cleaning and pressure washing services at (08) 9204 3333.