Pressure washing is arguably one of the best ways of increasing the service life of your driveway and other concrete structures. It is imperative to have your parking lots, garage floors, and driveways power washed regularly. Here are a few reasons for doing so.

  1. It Creates a Clean Look and Feel  

Most driveways are made of concrete, which is a highly porous surface material—one that allows the ingress of grime that would be very difficult to remove from deep inside those pores. Here, pressure washing involves the application of very high pressure to thoroughly clean the surface.  

Since concrete is an inherently tough material, it can handle even very high pressure, unlike your siding and shingles. In fact, it will thrive under such treatment. Rest assured that once all that accumulated dirt and grime is gone, your driveway will look as good as new. 

  1. Removes Organic Contamination

Ice and snow can clog the pores during winter. After the spring thaw starts, the melting ice becomes a perfect breeding ground for algae, moss, weeds, lichen, mold, and other invasive parasites. Once they start growing in earnest, it is only a matter of time before they crack the concrete slabs on your driveway and cover the whole area in ugly and unseemly blotches. 

If you don’t have your concrete driveway regularly power washed, you might have to replace it altogether. The more you procrastinate, the worse the problem will become. Ideally, you should have your driveway pressure washed every spring to literally ‘nip the problem in the bud.’

  1. Removes Oil and Grease Stains 

Oil and grease stains are hard to remove because they penetrate the upper surface of your driveway, garage floor, and parking lot. Here, hot water power washing is considered to be the best means of removing these troublesome spots. Very hot water blasted at high pressure would melt, dissolve, and ultimately wash away all these stains.

Professional pressure-washing experts combine hot water with strong detergents to deep clean your driveway and restore it to its former glory. However, this is only part of their service. Once they have eliminated all the pollution and organic contamination, they will seal the surface with top-quality sealing agents. Your driveway would be protected from dirt, grime, and UV radiation and won’t require frequent pressure-washing sessions. 

  1. Makes Your Driveway a Much Safer Place 

A clean driveway won’t have any slip hazards since pressure washing removes the reasons that lead to slimy surfaces. You would be able to walk and drive with complete confidence. 

  1. Increases Service Life 

Ice and snow mix with the mud and grime embedded inside the pores during winter. The freeze–thaw cycle can lead to cracking issues. However, a regularly cleaned driveway won’t have to face such problems. 

The skilled technicians at Sparkle Wash Fox Valley have the experience and the expertise to handle all your Fond du Lac, WI, pressure washing needs. Just let us know when you want your driveway washed—we’ll do the rest.