Driveway Cleaning Glasgow – How we do it?
Driveway Cleaning Glasgow – The Driveway Cleaning Process
The process of cleaning the different types of hard landscapes differs slightly depending on the surface type. Essentially the principles remain the same for driveway cleaning with the main difference being the reduced pressure being used on tarmac for example. With years of experience, as well as training ensures we select the right tools for the surface type requiring cleaning. We use our flat surface cleaner alongside our petrol pressure washers to clean the surface of the driveway. We can also control the pressure and flow rate of the water to ensure your driveway isn’t damaged during the process. The flat surface cleaner ensures we keep the mess under control.
Step 1 – Preparation
We will remove items that can be moved from the driveway to ensure no areas are left without being cleaned. This would include items such as wheelie bins, plants or any other items easily removed. Next the driveway would be brushed down to remove item such as stones, leafs etc. from the surface.
Step 2 – Equipment
Unloading and setting up the pressure washer and rotary cleaner is the next step. This will include connecting to a water supply and filling our buffer tank with water. The pressure washer then draws the water it requires from the tank rather than being connected directly to the water supply.
Step 3 – Getting Started.
Next we will get to work with the flat surface cleaner. Covering the whole area of the driveway to ensure a nice even clean while keeping the mess under control. This will remove the surface dirt, weeds, moss and algae from the driveway. All of which will be brushed away from your drains and into a pile, which allows the water to drain away.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
Next using the lance we will continue around the edges and any small areas that the surface cleaner perhaps cannot access. A full rinse down is then completed to ensure all surface dirt is removed. Next will then bag and collect any waste matter to save this from entering your drainage system.
Step 5 – Sanding
After the cleaning of your monoblock driveway and allowing the blocks to fully dry sanding will be completed on a dry day. Using kiln dried sand to brush into the joints has a few benefits.
1. The sand is sterile – which helps fight the regrowth of weeds.
2. Stabilises the blocks.
3. Competes the improved looked of the driveway by filling the joints with a clean, bright sand.
It is vitally important that the blocks are fully dried. If the blocks are even a little damp between the blocks it will stop the sand from completely filling the joint. With this in mind, sanding is completed usually a few days after the cleaning process. Sanding can only be completed in dry weather as damp sand is unworkable and will not allow the joints to be sanded fully. You should now have a bright, clean, restored driveway again.