Home Improvements

How To Clean Your Driveway?

Driveways are a type of private road that is used to connect to garages and houses. In a large property they are used as a road that leads to the public road with a gate somewhere in between. They are made in accordance with the architecture of your house and can be used to park cars. The materials commonly used for driveways are concrete, asphalt and gravel. It is very important to maintain your driveway and clean it regularly. If you don’t then it can take the appeal out of the front of your house. A cracked and old path will give a decrepit look to your house as it is the first thing that people see when they step out of their cars in front of your house.  Poor maintenance can also lead to foundation damage as water can seep in through the cracks and penetrate the sub layers and destabilized entire area. It can eventually lead to problems in the foundation of your house if not repaired. The value of your house also decreases if you have a shabby and dirty driveway. Buyers take into a lot of factors such as safety and attractiveness while looking at your house and poor pathway will definitely deter buyers. Cracked driveways can cause people to trip and can be especially dangerous for the elderly and small kids. It can also cause problems while driving.

Driveway cleaning Gold Coast is a very crucial task and can be made easy if you know what to do. Motor oil and gasoline spills can lead to stains on concrete as well as asphalt and you should immediately soak up the spill with an absorbent product. Let the spill absorb for a few hours and then use a cleaning product that has few chemicals and oil dissolving properties to clean up the spill. If you have a power washer then it is ideal for cleaning up hardened dirt on the driveway. For typical driveway cleaning, sweep any loose bits first and then let the water soak the tough areas and clean them with a broom afterwards. Any leaves or organic matter that is not cleaned up can cause brown unattractive stains to form. You should use a mixture of laundry detergent and hot water to clean these stans and the rinse off with a hose. For paint spills that are tougher to remove you should use a sealer instead of solvents as this can lead to more damage to the driveway. Rust stains can be removed using muriatic acid but safety precautions have to be taken while using this product.

If you regularly cleaning your driveway then all you need is soap and water to clean it along with a brush to remove any hard stains.