What do you put on concrete after pressure washing

Concrete is a common material used as a driveway material that many houses share in common. Concrete is a resistant material because it can withstand anything; however, to keep it looking good, it requires heavy-duty cleaning maintenance. To keep your driveway in good condition all year round, here are some tips to follow!

Concrete is porous because it is composed of small gravel, a mixture of cement and sand. The surface will eventually get dirty because the small hole is easy to accumulate dirt, oil, mold and bacteria.

Before pressure washing aisles

Pressure washing is an excellent choice when it comes to cleaning aisles. No matter what type of material your driveway is in, there’s always a right way to use the pressure washer to get the job done.

However, the type of material your driveway is made of can change the process quite a bit. For example, if your driveway is made of concrete pavers, there are a few steps you need to follow before using the pressure washer.

Can you use a pressure washer on concrete?

Yes, if you know what you are doing and if the concrete is in good condition. Power washing exerts high pressure that could permanently damage the concrete by washing away its top layer. If the concrete in question is relatively new (less than a year old), you probably shouldn’t pressure wash it. The same applies when it has damaged areas or is not at least strong enough to serve as a driveway. This is why it is important to use the right concrete mixing ratio and good quality rebar to produce strong reinforced concrete. Modern construction techniques such as fiber mesh concrete have the advantage of reducing shrinkage damage. When not done properly, pressure washing can strip sealant from construction joints, causing untold damage down the line. The sealant prevents dirt and debris from entering the joint. Once inside, these impede the movement of the concrete. It shrinks and expands with temperature changes, causing cracks in and around the construction joint.

If you’re not sure if it’s a good idea to pressure wash your concrete, or you’re not sure how to do it properly, get professional help. They will know how to clean that particular surface and tell you if your situation requires a different cleaning method.

Concrete pre and post treatment using chlorine

Have you ever rented a pressure washer from Home Depot or Lowe’s to clean your driveway? Chances are you’ve done it at some point or are looking to do it in the future. There is a misconception that higher PSI machines will clean a driveway better. Although PSI plays a role in this, the most important is GPM (gallons per minute). The more water you can put on the surface, the cleaner and faster you can work. The problem with most pressure washer rentals is that they only go up to 4 GPM, which won’t give you as much cleaning capacity as a commercial grade pressure washer that normally starts at 5, 5GPM. While these rentals can do a good job of cleaning on their own, you can get even better results by applying everyday household chemicals.

We’ll see how to create a simple pre/post treatment solution so the next time you clean your driveway you get even better results! These treatments will help loosen all the dirt and bacteria from your driveway, so when you start pressure washing the area, they will show up quicker and easier. This saves you time and money.

Tinted concrete floors

Tinted concrete floors allow the surface to be colored permanently. After that, you can seal the surface or leave it unsealed.

Here are the instructions for cleaning stained concrete floors:

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