There’s something very special and inviting about having a beautiful sweeping driveway leading up to the front door of your house and they’re an excellent investment to make, one that will add value to your home.
But it’s important that you know how to take care of it so it continues to look beautiful and really stands the test of time, no matter what.
Of course, driveways are a hard-working feature of any property, serving as a place to park our cars – and they’re exposed to the elements, as well, so they can start to show signs of wear and tear if not looked after properly.
Keep an eye out for moss and algae, checking any damp spots or shaded parts of the driveway, removing any that you find. You can use weed killer or similar to help treat affected areas you come across.
Also look out for the surface material under your cars, as it’s possible stains and marks could be left behind by oil, rust and so on. You can remove rust using hydrochloric acid, but make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, as you can damage the paving if you’re not careful.
It’s also a good idea to make sure you find the source of what’s causing the stains to appear, or they’ll continue to manifest themselves and you’ll find you have to do more regular cleaning if you want your driveway to stay looking pristine.
Mother nature can also cause problems for driveways, but it’s easy to remove stains caused by leaves dropping from trees and other dirt and debris. Simply use a bit of hot and soapy water as required, although you can also use a power washer to help you get the job done.
Interested in a driveway for your Wirral home? Get in touch with LW Landscapes today.