Maintaining your driveway is essential for both its aesthetic appeal and to keep it structurally sound. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your driveway will ensure it looks great and lasts for years to come.
Here are 5 essential steps to properly clean and maintain your driveway.
- Clear Debris: Before you can begin the cleaning and maintenance process, it is important to clear your driveway of any leaves, dirt, and other debris. This can be done with a leaf blower or simply by using a broom to sweep away any dirt and leaves.
- Clean With Soap: Once the driveway is cleared of any debris, it’s time to start cleaning. Start by mixing warm water with a mild detergent soap in a bucket and using a stiff brush to scrub the driveway in sections. Be sure to scrub thoroughly and also rinse with clean water after each section is completed.
- Pressure Wash: After the cleaning process, you can begin the pressure washing process. Use a pressure washer set at its lowest setting to avoid damaging the surface of your driveway. Start at one end of the driveway and work your way across, giving the entire surface a thorough cleaning.
- Sealing: After the pressure washing is complete, it’s important to seal the driveway to prevent any further damage or staining from occurring. Use an acrylic-based sealant that specifically states it is for asphalt driveways. Apply the sealant evenly and let it dry before using.
- Regular Maintenance: To keep your driveway in good condition, regular maintenance is key. This includes sweeping away any debris that accumulates on the surface and also periodically washing with soap and water as mentioned in step two. Additionally, apply a fresh coat of sealant every few years to ensure the surface is protected from staining.
Following these five steps will help keep your driveway looking great for years to come! If you don’t feel comfortable completing the steps on your own, consider hiring a professional from Coastal Home Services to provide a thorough cleaning and maintenance service. Let us assist you in preserving the excellent condition of your driveway! Contact us today for more information!