Power Washing a Concrete Driveway in Portland, OR
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, February 12, 2016
Have you ever tried to wash your driveway? If you’re like many homeowners you may occasionally sweep it or hose it down, but an in-depth cleaning probably hasn’t happened in a long time… or maybe ever.
Cleaning a concrete surface is tougher than it might seem, primarily because there are so many nooks, crannies, and crevices for contaminants to cling to and hide inside. A garden hose isn’t quite up to the task of evicting all that dirt, grease, and other nasty stuff (yes, that’s the technical term).
There’s a better way to bring a shine back to your driveway.
Why Power Wash Your Driveway?
A power washer has the, well, power needed to root out the dirt and truly wash your concrete. There are also models that are specifically designed to clean flat surfaces (just watch our video below), offering an invaluable combination of water pressure, scrubbing, and mess containment.
Why is this a valuable practice?
- Increased curb appeal - The growth of filth on your driveway is subtle enough that you may not even notice it, but it’s there. A thorough washing offers major aesthetic benefits
- Stain removal
- Rather than relying on harsh chemicals, routine power washing can restore and maintain a clean surface naturally
- Increased traction - The presence of grease especially can cause your driveway to develop a slick film
This same cleaning method can be applied to your commercial space as well, keeping sidewalks and parking lots clean, safe, and attractive.
Have You Seen Our Power Washing Video?
There is no substitute for seeing the process in action. Take a look, then be sure to contact us if you have any questions about your residential or commercial power washing needs.