re-sanding block driveway

The Importance of Re-Sanding a Block Driveway

A professional driveway cleaning service can transform the look of your driveway,  when it is done correctly, your driveway will literally look as good as the first day it was laid. However, it is important to note that the power washing part of cleaning your driveway is not the only step to cleaning a driveway.

We have all seen block driveways that appear to have crumbled or subsided, and that is the last thing that any homeowner wants.  A Power Washing  company like RH Power Washing Dublin will always insist on re-sanding any block paving drive that they work on, and for very good reason. It is a critical component of the process, and failure to re-sand will cause structural problems in the future. What is the Importance of Re-Sanding a Block Driveway? Lets discuss..


How A Block Paved Drive Is Designed and Built 

Many people believe that jointing sand is used just to fill in gaps between blocks and for cosmetic purposes only. This could not be further from the truth; the sand is used to provide friction, which helps lock the blocks into place. It is this friction that ensures that a block driveway can carry  large loads. Without sanding, the block will separate and crack over time.

The process of power washing a driveway involves applying high pressure water at force to the drive. Unfortunately, the sub-base and the sand within the gaps can be destabilised during the cleaning process.

Re-Sanding a Block Driveway

At RH Power Washing we always recommend re-sanding of blocks  after a driveway clean. The re-sanding process involves ensuring that the driveway surface is totally dry. We then sweep kiln dried sand across the driveway’s entire surface using a high-quality medium bristle brush. The brush is used to push the sand deep into the open joints, which are then topped up manually to ensure no gaps are left. Once we have completed this part of the job, the driveway’s structural integrity is maintained, and you can be confident that your newly sparkling driveway will continue to be of service for many years to come.

Whether you are looking for Gutter Cleaning,  Driveway Cleaning, Patio Cleaning, Wood Decking Cleaning – at RH Power Washing, we are here to meet your needs.

We have built a loyal customer base by treating them and their homes respectfully, and we’ve worked hard to make sure we get the job done better than anyone else can. If you are looking for professional power washing washing , call us today on 087 6089310 or 01 5639624

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