The driveways that lead to your garage take quite the beating. You want this important part of your front yard to look nice and add curb appeal to the property. Caring for them properly is a big job. To keep your driveway in good condition for as long as possible, requires a little maintenance. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is here to talk about what needs to be done to extend the life of your driveway and get the most out of it.
How to Prevent Cracks in Concrete
There are several reasons that driveways crack. Your driveway should be sealed every few years to help prevent this problem. And before concrete sealing, it must be cleaned thoroughly. This helps keep moisture out and prevent cracking as the weather freezes then thaws again. If there are any trees planted near your driveway, you should remove them because their roots pose a risk of cracking as well.
Driveway Crack & Joint Filler
If you notice that there are some cracks that are forming, you need to fill them in as soon as possible. They should be filled with a crack filler once you have used a masonry chisel to remove any loose materials from the area. Once the compound dries, the driveway should be sealed to offer a layer of protection from further cracking.
Protect Your Driveway from Excessive Amounts of Moisture
Your driveway is obviously going to get wet. However, if you can avoid excessive amounts of water standing on the driveway all the time, that is best. Creating a 2-3 inch strip of clearance around the driveway will help water that is created from rain and snow runoff to naturally travel off the driveway and drain elsewhere.
Protect Driving Edging from Heavy Objects
Your driveway isn’t designed for especially heavy trucks, believe it or not. This is true toward the edge more than anywhere else. You should avoid parking your car on the very edge of the driveway, because this is the weakest point of the entire drive.
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Stains caused by motor oil, grease or other substances can make your driveway look bad, but it can also cause damage. These fluids penetrate your driveway as much as ¼ inch. Grease cutting cleaners can be helpful, but some stains need the help of the professional cleaners at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning to remove them completely. We have the experience and training to remove any tough stains from your driveway and preserve its appearance as well as extend the life of your driveway. Call us today to get your driveway as clean as possible!