While we will always offer our services no matter how small the task might seem we understand the importance of being able to maintain your driveway clean on your own. Whether due to general precaution or because someone you know is out of our Las Vegas range. That’s why today we’ll focus on teaching you how to best take care of your house and particularly all that concrete that is in the front of your home. So strap in and let’s take a look at the main keys to maintain residential concrete in the best state possible.
A power wash is one of the most important methods to ensure the quality of our concrete. When done well it can get rid of pretty much any dirt, stains and even debris. A complete and thorough power wash is definitely one of the best ways to keep concrete sparkling clean. However it’s really important to note that this applies if it was done well. If the process isn’t done responsibly and with the right equipment the pressure of the water can leave its own mark on the concrete. Be it stress lines, deterioration or even chipping.
This doesn’t mean that you should never give your patio a good power wash however. It’s still the best option overall to maintain your front house. But it does mean that you must be aware of how to do it properly. If you don’t own a power washer of your own don’t fret; power washers are easy to rent and easy to operate as well. The model of the washer doesn’t matter as much as the nuzzle you’ll use; in this case you’ll want to stick to a 25-degree nozzle. A smaller nozzle also means the water comes out with more pressure and going below 25 can harm most concrete. Make sure to aim at a distance from 10-feet and to use a pressure of 3,000 psi. Also it’s not directly related to concrete but make sure to clear out the area beforehand, and pay attention to anything you might tumble down with the stream. Water is stronger than you might think, so it’s best to stay safe.
If your concrete already had marks from prior power washing, a new more thorough work can get rid of them. But if you’d prefer something more delicate you can take a brush and start removing the imperfections at your pace. Using a spray or detergent usually works as well. Concrete is still a very resilient material so provided you follow the above instructions you shouldn’t have t worry too much.