Pensacola Concrete Pressure Washing
When it comes to cleaning concrete, like your driveway, sidewalks, foundation, or brickwork, there really is nothing as efficient as pressure washing. Of course, there are a lot of precautions that need to be taken, especially if you have plants near the foundation, or any of your bricks are soft. That’s why it’s best to leave some things to the professionals that have the experience and know their tools. If the average homeowner rents a pressure washer he’ll be ruining things for half a day before he learns what pressure settings are required for each material he wants to clean. Here are some tips on the best things to have pressure washed around your home and why.
When you look at your older driveway you might feel like the only way to make it look good again is to tear it out and replace it. Don’t go overboard yet, you can most likely do concrete pressure washing and have it looking almost like brand new.
Older concrete tends to turn black in many places, especially when wet, due to mildew or black mold. Then there are the weeds growing up in the expansion joints, plus the multi-colored lichens and green algae or mosses. It’s quite colorful but not exactly what you want for a driveway.
Concrete pressure washing will absolutely clean everything off of the surface and leave a beautiful light gray color as if it were new. It will also clean all of the weeds that are growing out of the cracks or expansion joints and the dirt that is supporting them too. When compared to the prices of replacing a whole driveway or sidewalk it’s a great bargain.
You can also have your cement foundation pressure washed. It should respond quite well but some of the paint that is chalking off, or that has salt deposits leaking under it will get blasted off. You should repaint your foundation anyway if that’s the case.
Most brick will be able to be pressure washed too, but really old brick probably not. Some old brick is very soft and so is the mortar that’s holding it in place. Ask professional pressure washers for their opinion, they’ll know just by scratching it with their fingernails.
Benefits of Concrete Cleaning in Pensacola
Driveways are important to your home. They add to the beauty of the landscape, create a first impression, provide some extra space to park, play, and even hold events, and add value to your home. This is why you should opt for the best concrete cleaning service and pressure wash your driveways, walkways, and patios. Here are some of the things you gain from power washing your concrete:
- Pressure washing your driveway removes tough stains, sunbaked dirt, grease, oil, mold, paint, heavy tire-skid marks, and algae to keep your hardscapes clean and looking their best.
- Concrete power washing increases durability and longevity.
- Protects the Integrity of your home, holding its value.
- Pressure washing your driveway also prevents injuries and accidents by preventing pavement erosion by acidic grime and algae.
How to Pressure Wash Your Concrete Driveway
Driveway pressure washing near me starts with choosing the right power washer. Typically, we use one with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (GPM). Tough stains and dirty expansion joints may, however, need higher pressures. With the right pressure and flow rate, we blast your surface and flush out all contaminants.
Note that rotary nozzles do a better job than standard nozzles. However easy the job sounds, using this powerful machine calls for expertise to avoid eroding your pavements, chipping paint off, damaging your car, hurting others, and even yourself. That said, seek professional power washing for your concrete surfaces.
Top Choice For Driveway Pressure Washing
Let It Shine Exteriors offers the highest quality, most professional pressure washing and soft washing services in the Pensacola and Northwest Florida region. We are proud to be one of Pensacola’s top choices for residential concrete cleaning. Contact us today!