Maintaining Your Asphalt Driveway
Asphalt is crushed stones and gravel held together by Petroleum, although it lasts a good 20 years, asphalt becomes weaker over time and shows obvious signs of damage and discoloration. This is something for homeowners to pay close attention to because if not cracks and leaks can spread causing you an extreme headache and hassle trying to get it restored and looking good again!
In Canada, we suffer with extreme winter conditions, so if you are planning to clean your driveway it is best to do during the summer season. You may find that your asphalt driveway suffers from oil spills, gasoline, decay prints, tire marks, cracks and more, leaving large dark patches on your driveway. These patches really stand out and make your driveway and landscape look old, and run-down. Needless to say, if your asphalt driveway is looking damaged and needs patched up it is time to do so!
What you will need:
- Trisodium Phosphate
- Long push broom with tough bristles
- Eye protection
- Rubber gloves
- Hose (running water)
How to clean your asphalt driveway:
Step 1 : Put on your protective eye gear, and rubber gloves
Step 2: Mix the solution of Trisodium Phosphate and water in a bucket
Step 3: Pour enough of the TSP onto the stain (cover it)
Step 4: Let the solution sit for about 5 minutes before scrubbing all the dirt and solution off
Step 5: Scrub the area with the long push broom
Step 6: If the stain fights back, pour some bleach on it and scrub again
Step 7: Rinse the driveway thoroughly with water
Step 8: Repeat the process until all stains are removed and your asphalt driveway looks good as new!
If you try these steps but you are still having a hard time getting the tough stains and damages on your driveway repaired, you can call Steamatic professionals to complete the job! Our pavement cleaning techniques are more than just a pressure wash service! Call us at 1-888- 767-7616 or visit us online to learn more!