Deciding to add a driveway to the exterior of your home is one of the biggest decisions you will likely make as a homeowner. After all, on one hand it can improve the quality of your property, give it a higher market value and make parking a much easier feat, whilst on the other hand you have to consider the regular maintenance that must be carried out and you may find that the process of having one installed rather costly. Choosing a material for your driveway is difficult, however block paving has become a favourite over the past few years. In this blog, the Kings Driveways team are going go over some of the best cleaning tips to keep this type of driveway in the best condition possible…

General Cleaning

In order to correctly clean a block paving, you will require a power washer and a strong detergent. Start the process by applying a weed killer between the joints of the paving and then using the power washer angled at 30 degrees, spray diagonally across the surface in order to ensure that all of the cleaning product has been rinsed away. After this, re-sand any of the joints if it is required.

Removing Stains

The type of treatment that you provide depends on the type of stain and spillage that has occurred on your driveway. It should always be carried out on a small section at first to ensure that the treatment does not damage your driveway and then, if it is safe to do so, repeat the process written on the back of the specialist product on the whole of the affected area. There are many different types of stains such as oil, rust and grease and it is best to consult an expert on what type of method to take to correct the spillage.

Here at Kings Driveways, we offer a wide range of different driveways. Whether you’re looking for a sleek tarmac driveway as a practical solution to parking problems or a modern yet classy flagstone design, we’ve got you covered! For more information, speak to the best driveways in Cheshire today!