5 Ways to Restore Your Driveway to Perfect Condition

Not sure how to fix a driveway? We’ve got you covered!

Whether it’s oil stains, pesky plants, cracked concrete, or all of the above, you can take a few simple steps to restore your driveway’s sparkle and shine. At Diamond Power Washing & Maintenance, we’ll help you bring your driveway back to a state just as beautiful as the day it was installed!

Here are five ways to fix your driveway.

Issue #1: How to get rid of oil stains.

There are a few ways to remove oil stains from your driveway. If the spill is still wet, you can keep it from staining by sprinkling it with an absorbent material (like cat litter, baking soda, corn starch, or sand), letting it dry, and sweeping away what’s left. For peskier stains, like those that build up under cars after a couple of years, a deep clean is necessary. The easiest way to remove stains from your driveway is with a high-quality pressure wash. (Here’s a hint: We can take care of that for you!)

Issue #2: How to stop weeds growing in the driveway.

It’s frustrating to spend so much time repairing and maintaining your home, only to find pesky weeds pushing up through the divisions in your driveway! To get rid of these plants, you can try an eco-friendly home remedy first. Dig out the plants and their roots with a flat-head screwdriver or similar tool. Then, treat the area with boiling water or a mixture of vinegar and water. If the weeds grow back, move on to other options, like spray-on weed killer. (Pro tip: A solid pressure wash can also get rid of some of those weeds!)

Issue #3: How to fix cracked driveway concrete.

Typically, cracked concrete is a relatively simple fix. You can do it yourself with a couple of easy tools and a few hours of elbow grease! There are two main types of driveway cracks: small, flaky cracks called “crazing,” or larger cracks that can cause structural integrity issues in your driveway. For the smaller cracks, a DIY resurfacing product can seal up the cracks with a smooth coating. For bigger cracks, all you need is caulk or sealant. It’s important to seal up these cracks before temperatures drop, because water that gets into the cracks can freeze and expand, causing further issues along the way.

Issue #4: How to fix a crumbling driveway.

Driveway crumbles are a common issue for asphalt driveways. Like highways and roadways, asphalt driveways need a bit of TLC to stay up to date. To fix crumbles and gaps, start by filling loose areas or potholes with compacted sand. The top quarter inch or so can be filled in with caulk, putty, or a resurfacing treatment. Normally, driveway crumbles aren’t a major issue, but if left untreated, these crumbles can turn into a larger problem–like large potholes or cracks that can pop a tire!

Issue #5: How to get rid of driveway mold.

It can be pretty depressing to come home to a scummy, mildewy driveway. Living in North Florida, where lots of rain combines with humidity and heat, driveways can create a perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. The easiest solution for driveway mold is a deep cleaning: and that means a pressure wash! When you’re ready for a cleaning, give us a call at (904) 747-4DPW (4379).

At Diamond Power Washing & Maintenance, we’re all about helping you and your family make your home as comfortable as possible. We take those maintenance tasks off your plate so you can focus on the things that really matter–enjoying your home and time with your family!

To learn more, send us a note at info@diamondpwm.com, or fill out our online form to receive your FREE estimate.

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