How to Keep Your Block Paving Sparkling Clean?
26 Dec 2022
Your driveway is one of the first things visitors see when they come to your house. If you have block paving, you know how hard it can be to keep it clean and sparkling. Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your block paving stays looking its best.
In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips to help you keep your block paving driveway looking spotless. So read on to find out how you can keep your block paving looking great for years to come!
A block pavement’s joints will be relatively porous for the first few weeks after it is laid. Whenever water comes into contact with jointing sand, it will consolidate and flush it out. Your driveway should be protected from damage by filling these joints with jointing sand.
Use a stiff broom to clean your block paving
While cleaning block paving, you should use a stiff broom with a good quality detergent. This will help to ensure that all of the dirt and debris is removed from the blocks, and will also help to prevent any staining.
Use a power washer on your block paving
Power washing can be a great way for quickly and effectively cleaning block paving. Power washers use a powerful stream of pressurized water to remove dirt and debris from the surface of your block paving. When using a power washer on your block paving, make sure to follow the instructions carefully.
It’s important to keep the jet at the specific angle of 30 degrees, as well as keep the pressure medium enough to avoid damaging the blocks. It is advisable to spray diagonally across joints.
Note: Do not use the power washer that is too powerful and always keep the pressure at its medium to avoid breaking up the jointing materials.
Use weed prevention products
Weeds can be an unsightly and persistent problem on block paving driveways. While weeds are a natural part of nature, you don’t want them taking over your driveway.
However, if not removed, they can affect the longevity of your patio/driveway in the long run. To prevent weeds from taking root in your block paving, it’s important to use a weed preventative solution between the joints occasionally.
Use a professional block paving cleaning service
If you want to ensure your block paving stays in top condition, then consider hiring a professional block paving cleaning service. This is a great option for those who don’t have the time or expertise to carry out the cleaning block paving tasks themselves.
With that said you should remember that keeping your block paving clean and looking good is not very hard at all. Caring for it properly will not take a huge amount of effort on your part, and if you set up maintenance routine now, it will be much easier to keep the block paving in your garden or driveway healthy for years to come.