Driveway and sidewalk pressure washing is necessary to ensure the safety of your exterior walking and driving surfaces, as well as for the prevention of costly damages. Let’s explore why.
Mold, dirt, moss, algae, bird droppings and vehicle fluid residues, such as oil, continuously collect on home driveways and sidewalks. As this stuff collects into the small holes of concrete or asphalt, the surface becomes smoother and much less porous. As a result, the traction designed for safe walking and driving slowly erodes.
Over time, the surfaces can become very slick — and dangerous! Slick sidewalks lead to falling down, especially during inclement weather, and slick driveways can lead to sliding tires. Pressure washing keeps your exterior concrete and/or asphalt surfaces porous and safe, the way they were designed.
The build-up of dirt and other substances not only creates slick exterior walking and driving surfaces, the gunk also expands their sealant and structural joints. Expansion also occurs when the seeds from weeds, grass, and trees develop roots under concrete or asphalt soil. Joint expansion then leads to significant surface damage, such as cracks and holes with sprouting weeds and grass, which can be very costly to repair.
Pressure washing prevents this damage from occurring, before rooting even has a chance to start.
Home Interior Safety & Prevention
Pressure washing your home driveway and sidewalks keeps the surfaces clean. Consider how often you walk on these surfaces, and how quickly the same mold, dirt, moss, pollen, and other allergens can get into your home, simply from the soles of your shoes. The unsafe substances can also get into your home interior through your HVAC unit.
Keeping your driveway and sidewalks clean creates a cleaner, safer home environment, from the outside-in.