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Concrete Washing: Benefitting Your Driveway

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How Your Concrete Driveway Can Benefit From Pressure Washing

Concrete surrounds us, but oftentimes it’s overlooked. Trust us, you don’t want to overlook concrete washing. Because of concrete’s unique versatility, strength and durability, concrete allows us to build more sustainably, improve the look and quality of our communities, and create a more durable world to live and work in. Our economy is sustained by safe, strong and durable infrastructure built with concrete, which allows us to better withstand natural disasters and unpredictable weather, enabling our lives and economy to function without heavy interruption, and better addresses the realities of our always changing climate. Concrete Washing is important in maintaining the integrity and lifespan. 

Concrete can be used in all climate situations, because concrete is non combustible, and does not rot, warp, grow mold, or sag when exposed to moisture over time. There are two main aspects of your concrete durability; one is the ability to withstand the normal wear and tear and last a long time. The other is to resist and handle extreme events like natural (or man-made) disasters with ease. Concrete is a wise choice for use as it can be cost competitive, last a very long time, and cost owners much less in maintenance and repairs over the lifetime of the pour. Read on for more information in regards to concrete driveway power washing and maintenance!

Concrete Washing Provides a Quick and Easy Driveway Overhaul

A pressure washer is one of the best technical machines for cleaning the driveway in your area. It comes in handy for cleaning driveways, sidewalks and patios that are very dirty or have stubborn stains. You can rent or purchase a power washer and pressure wash the concrete driveway yourself, or hire a contractor who offers driveway pressure washing services and has commercial grade equipment to handle the job for you in half the time.

Concrete Washing Provides Many Benefits

Your driveway takes a beating throughout the year because the wear and tear of this high traffic area is compounded by inclement weather like rain and snow. Unfortunately, the salt and sand you may have used on your driveway in winter can leave behind granules that accumulate and leave debris on concrete and asphalt. Although salt does not deteriorate asphalt, it can harm concrete. The best way to properly maintain your driveway is by pressure washing because of the following benefits it provides.

If you have brown gutters, for instance, the brightening service might make them a bit shinier, but your gutters would still be brown. As such, we do not recommend gutter brightening for dark gutters because we do not want clients to be dissatisfied with the result.

Prevents Mildew, Mold, and Other Harmful Growths

Concrete pressure washing your driveway will prevent harmful growths such as mold, mildew, algae, and moss. These growths can gradually eat away at your driveway surface, resulting in safety hazards and costly repairs down the road. Concrete pressure washing cleans every pore of your driveway, eliminating these harmful growths and discouraging them from growing back. Weeds will inevitably pop up in any cracks in your driveway, especially during the spring.

As weeds grow, their roots can cause further damage by widening the cracks. Annual concrete power washing, especially in the spring, will remove weeds along with the dirt that enables them to grow. A coat of sealant after pressure washing will help to keep your cracks weed free for the rest of the year.

Eliminates Stains and Improves Curb Appeal

A driveway is susceptible to stains every day and naturally accumulates oil, mud, and dirt. One of your cars may leak fluid and parked service vehicles often drip. Stains adhere to the paving and need more than a good hosing down to remove effectively. If left untreated, these unsightly stains become harder to remove. A professional driveway pressure washing can get into every pore and break up oil and grime, leaving your concrete driveway sparkly clean. 

Your driveway is one of the first impressions of your home that visitors receive when they get out of their cars. Concrete pressure washing your driveway will improve your home’s curb appeal. In addition, a nice clean driveway increases the overall value of your property. Pressure washing, together with your spring landscaping, will help beautify the outside of your house. Curb appeal is especially important if you are trying to sell your property.

Increases Safety and is Environmentally Friendly

The surface of your concrete driveway should be a little rough as a rough surface maintains friction. Build ups of mold, mildew, and oily residue reduce that friction and make your driveway more slippery. Driveway pressure washing companies will remove these deposits and help to restore the surface of your concrete driveway to its original consistency. In addition, driveway surfaces that are pitted or cracked constitute fall hazards. All contaminants found on concrete surfaces such as mold, mildew, algae, oils and other substances pose numerous health and safety risks for you and your family. 

If your concrete is contaminated with one of these substances and it happens to get wet, you are exposed to slip and fall risks. In addition, if a family member has allergies, mold and mildew can pose serious health risks. Why not safeguard the health and safety of your family with professional driveway pressure washing! Other methods of cleaning your driveway may use expensive detergents and potent chemicals that can end up causing damage. In the vast majority of cases, pressure washing will clean your driveway without one drop of chemicals. And, even if some type of cleaner is necessary, bio-friendly cleaners are available. Any cleaner should be safe for people, animals, and the environment.

A Cost Effective Cleaning Method That Saves You Time

Driveway pressure washing eliminates the dirt and grime that if not removed will erode your driveway over time, resulting in costly repairs. Preventing the pitting and cracks that appear in a neglected driveway can also save you thousands in repair dollars. Regular driveway power washing will prevent small cracks turning into large ones that might necessitate the expensive replacement of part of your concrete driveway. Manually scrubbing your driveway is time consuming and physically exerting. Not only that, it’s not the most efficient way to keep your concrete driveway in good condition. Pressure washing is much less physically taxing, takes a lot less time, and is much more effective. High water pressure will get down deep into any cracks and totally remove dirt, oil, and grime.

Why Lighten Enterprise Should Be Your Top Choice For Concrete Cleaning

Lighten Enterprise uses a proprietary soft wash technique to gently deep clean your siding, gutters, and other exterior surfaces. We save our customers money by only recommending the professional services they need at the right time. Don’t spend thousands of dollars replacing your concrete driveway when Lighten Enterprise can make them look as good as new.

Our top priority at Lighten Enterprise is to keep your home and driveway looking the way you want. We maintain high standards so that our customers are completely satisfied with our work.

Lighten Enterprise
Northeast & Central KY
Phone: 606-264-0261

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