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Mike Lyons (Cardiff Stone Care)
Tile | Stone | Slate | Travertine | Marble | Limestone | Victorian floors
Pressure washing is the normal method for cleaning driveways we use to remove soiling, although we'll use warm water and sometimes steam to remove years of dirt and stains that respond well to 'hot water'. This lifts dirt,oil and stains of any kind.
Our hot pressure washing is preferable, which means that less pressure is needed and at the higher temperature removes soiling, algae and blackspot effectively.
We also pre wash with harmless solutions which has great results that loosen all types of soiling without causing any disturbance to the surface, these are then washed away without any intrusive high pressure or disturbing the sand joints.
The most pleasing results we achieve when cleaning driveways, block paving or larger commercial paving is by using the least intrusive method possible, this retains the original colour, stability and strength.
In all instances the sand replenishing is straightforward and extremely effective for long term protection and then apply sealant to bind the jointing sand which also protects against the elements, which all guarantees long term protection and stability.
The application of sand is essential to retain the stability of the drive and without it you will lose strength without seeing it happen! Once the de stabilising has occurred, the paving blocks will have to be re set into their original position (at a cost) otherwise it has a knock-on effect and continues to move everything adjoining the fault.
Our methods include:
Hot pressure washing - Mostly used on external areas, this removes maximum dirt and bacteria off your drive resulting in a very clean finish to block paving, that might need further treatment with steam or possibly chemical cleaning to remove paint, rust or staining.
Cold pressure washing - Mainly used on open areas that would normally be soiled or dirty from long term wear and tear on the surface, this type of driveway cleaning results in a ready to seal state that will repel further soiling and staining.
Chemical cleaning - Used frequently on driveways to remove all manner of staining and long term dirt deposits. The majority of chemicals are alkaline and do not affect surfaces, resulting in many decades of soiling removed without any change to the substrate. Sealing can be applied as soon as surfaces are dry, protecting long term and easy to maintain.
We have various solutions for sealing driveways that both fully protect block paving AND pattern imprinted concrete enhancing the colour to a near original finish.
The protection repels oil, scuff marks and general wear and tear. This is easily apparent on domestic driveways and produces a dramatic improvement. This is the same process applied to the larger commercial areas such as garage forecourts, loading bays and air terminals where everyday usage is fairly aggressive, nevertheless, the restoration process produces excellent results every time.
To increase the longevity after cleaning driveways the use of any sealant is a tremendous bonus, thereafter you can easily maintain by brushing or hosing down to remove dust and debris occasionally. By doing so you will vastly increase the life span of any sealant...considerably.
A algae preventative treatment can be applied to protect from further attack of spores for some considerable time, which protects throughout the following years with excellent results.
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