How To Keep Your Drive in Good Condition

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON October 31, 2019


Everyone wants a well-maintained and aesthetically-pleasing driveway. The first thing that visitors see, there’s nothing better than a clean drive. But how do you revitalise your driveway and ensure that it’s kept looking pristine throughout the year? We’ve got you covered – here are the top ways that you can keep your drive in a good condition so that it’s beautiful, safe and immaculate for longer:

Brick and Stone Cleaning

Brick cleaning or stone cleaning is a great way to get your drive back to the way that it once looked. Using state-of-the-art equipment and first-rate techniques, your drive will look brand new.

Getting rid of the built-in dirt and grit, this process reveals the alluring natural colours of brick and stone by removing particles from the grooves and fissures.

Brick and stone cleaning can be done with one of the following methods:

  • Wet Blasting
  • Grit Blasting
  • High Pressure Washing
  • JOS and TORC Cleaning
  • Steam Cleaning

Another key method that you can use to keep your drive in good condition is steam cleaning. Undertaken by a professional, this specialist approach is used to remove oil, moss and other deposits (such as fungi) from your drive. Combining the high pressure equipment with heated water, it’s an effective method that’s ideal for cleaning brickwork.

Killing the bacteria, it prevents it from coming back in the future. Minimising the risk of damage, it’s favoured amongst many that prefer a fuss-free method over using harsh chemicals on their drive.

Fill any Cracks and Holes

As well as cleaning your driveway, spend some time examining it for any cracks or holes. To fill these, you can use a material such as caulk. Ensuring that your driveway is not only beautiful but also safe for drivers, it’s a way of maintaining it in the long term.

You should also reseal it when you can – preventing any dirt or grit to get through the gaps.

General Maintenance

As well as the above, you want to ensure you are treating your drive with care throughout the year. Taking time to remove any weeds/moss as it appears, you’ll have a nicer drive for longer.

You also want to make sure that you’re minimising the amount of water that’s on it – clearing edges around it so that water has a runoff area and protecting it by moving any downspouts away from it. This will reduce the chances of it penetrating and destroying the surface.

Why You Should Keep a Well Maintained Driveway

A Safe Driveway

Keeping a well-maintained drive isn’t just about the look of it. You will also want to keep it clear from debris or dirt so that it lasts for years to come. A drive that’s in good condition will be safer; a damaged drive can be a very serious safety concern.

If it’s riddled with cracks or holes, it can cause people to fall over and hurt themselves or cars to have punctured wheels. A moss-ridden driveway also poses a concern when it comes to vehicle safety as it could cause a car to lose traction.

Increased Home Value

Going back to the aesthetics of it, it’s important to know that the way that your drive looks could affect the value of your home. When it comes time to sell your house, you want to ensure that the potential homeowner is impressed from the moment that they arrive after all.

Contact Token Cleaning Services

If you’re looking for high-quality brick and stone cleaning services, look no further then Token Cleaning Services. Using cutting-edge equipment and extraordinary techniques, we’ll ensure that your drive is clear of debris and other materials.

To find out more, get in contact with us today by either calling us on 01279 422752 or 07860 233343. Alternatively, you can fill out our easy to use online form. Covering cleaning services in Essex, Hertfordshire and London, our services are second to none.

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