Driveways are an important feature of any home. Not only do they provide an added, functional use for our homes, but they also raise the value of our homes too. They look smart, attractive and modern when we first get them installed.
The only trouble is; if they don’t get maintained they soon look it! Weeds, moss, oil stains and even algae can all attack driveways. The good news is you can make sure your driveway always looks as awesome as the day you got it! Want to know how? Keep reading to find out!
Remove any stains as soon as you see them
It’s likely that you and your family members will be parking one or more cars on your driveway. The major downside to owning a car is that it can leak oil. And that oil usually ends up dripping down onto your driveway!
Some folks think they will never get rid of oil stains from asphalt or brick driveways. But nothing could be further from the truth! Do a simple Google search, and you will find a plethora of oil removal tutorials.
The sooner you remove any stains from your driveway, the easier it will be to tackle the job!
Clean your driveway every weekend
For most people, the weekend is the one time available to them where they can carry out a range of tasks around the house. You need to make cleaning your driveway one of those tasks!
If you clean your driveway each weekend, it will only take you a few minutes as opposed to an entire day if you only do the job once a year. Once you have removed any cars from your driveway, start by sweeping any dirt and debris from it.
Next, you will need to tackle any weeds growing between your pavers or through gaps in the asphalt surface. You can get weed killer products that can kill weeds within 24 hours of application.
Some people will also use pressure washers to clean their driveways. Be careful when you do this, especially if your driveway has pavers. Angle the lance at 45 degrees to avoid blasting sand and dirt up your body!
Tips for gravel driveways
Do you have a driveway made of gravel? If so, it won’t be possible to use a pressure washer for obvious reasons.
It can take longer to remove any weeds from gravel driveways. But the good news is that they are easier to remove than ones on brick or asphalt driveways. Be sure to use some knee pads when working on gravel driveways unless you are one of those people that feels no pain!
Sealing asphalt driveways
Are you the proud owner of an asphalt driveway? If so, did you know that you can “seal” it to protect it from the elements?
There are plenty of products you can buy that you just paint on the driveway using nothing more than a paint roller. They are great at preventing weeds from growing through too.
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