Can you pressure wash a resin driveway? Yes, but there are some important considerations you need to make. Resin driveways can get dirty easily, so you need to take care while cleaning. Here are some tips to make the cleaning process easier and safer. You can use a diluted household bleach to attack moss and algae. If you don’t have bleach, you can use acetone to treat weeds.
Care should be taken when cleaning a resin driveway
Resin bound surfaces are susceptible to tyre marks. While parked, these marks may be visible. You can use diluted hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover to eliminate them. The residue should then be flushed with clean water. Oil and grease can leave unsightly marks on resin bound surfaces. You should always wipe up spills and rinse them thoroughly with clean water.
If you have a resin driveway, be sure to clean it regularly to maintain its good looks. Regular sweeping with a stiff broom will remove detritus materials and prevent moss growth. Jet washing can be used to remove stains and dirt. It is not a difficult task. You can use soap and water or a neutral cleaner. You should use caution when using acid-based solutions to clean this surface.
When cleaning a resin driveway, you should be careful to avoid damaging it by putting salt on it. This will prematurely age the resin. Avoid driving heavy vehicles on it unless you are absolutely sure that it is suitable for such traffic. Resin bound surfaces will need to be re-sealed every seven to ten years. Typically, they will last for at least 10 years, but some have even lasted for much longer.
Cost of pressure washing a resin driveway
The cost of pressure washing a resin driveway depends on the size of the area that needs to be cleaned. A driveway under 40m2 costs PS60 per square metre, a driveway over 100m2 costs PS50, and larger areas cost PS45. Resin driveways are also suitable for other outdoor surfaces such as patios and garden paths. They also require little to no maintenance once installed. They can be installed over an existing driveway, which saves you time and money.
Resin driveways can last for decades, but they do need to be cleaned occasionally. Over time, oils and other debris build up on the surface. Weeds can also grow along the edges and cause damage from underneath. The natural elements also take their toll, including rain, sun, and wind. The accumulation of dirt and debris will cause discolouration and reduce the aesthetic appeal of the driveway. To avoid these problems, regular pressure washing is important.
If you’ve already paved your driveway with resin, pressure washing is not necessary. Instead, you need to clear the area of weeds and any stains. You can use a special degreaser to remove stains, and then use a detergent to rinse the area. A basic sealer will not last as long as a high-quality sealer. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can opt for a cheaper product, but make sure it lasts for years.
Maintenance of a resin driveway
There are few things you should keep in mind to maintain your resin driveway. Aside from weeding, your resin driveway should also be kept free from dirt, dust, and moss. However, you should be aware that resin driveways are prone to damage from hard objects. In addition, hard objects such as car parts, garden machinery, plant pots, and outdoor seating should be kept away from the resin driveway. These can cause scratches and markings on the surface.
To avoid problems, consider hiring a professional to install your resin driveway. They can help you with the choice of the aggregate, edging, and resin. These professionals will order everything that you will need, including primers and pro crushed glass, which adds an additional anti-slip feature. They will also order whatever materials are necessary for base works. The cost of a resin driveway installation is typically lower than that of a traditional asphalt driveway.
When winter sets in, salt can be used on a resin-bound driveway. However, if you do, make sure to wash off the salt thoroughly. Repairs to damaged parts of a resin-bound driveway are relatively simple. Simply remove the damaged area and mix the same aggregate blend with DALTEX UVR Resin. You can then apply the new resin and feather the edges to create a strong repair. You can also use a wooden plank underneath the area to protect the surface.