Should I Seal my Driveway after Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing is one of the best ways you can clean your driveway. When used correctly, it can get rid of even the most resistant stains and difficult forms of dirt. But should you seal your driveway after pressure washing it?

Most of these aspects are closely related to what kind of material your driveway is made of, in what form this material is being used, and the general integrity of its structure.

In this article, we are going to discuss how to properly pressure wash your driveway and what maintenance steps that you should take afterward, according to your type of driveway.


Before Pressure Washing Driveways

Pressure washing is an excellent choice when it comes to driveway cleaning. No matter what kind of material your driveway is made of, there’s always a proper way to use the pressure washer to do the job.
However, the type of material your driveway is made of can change the process a little. For example, if your driveway is made out of concrete pavers, there are a few steps you need to take before actually using the pressure washer.

The question you need to answer before anything else is:
is your driveway made out of pavers or poured concrete?

This is the most important distinction that will change the way you approach your driveway maintenance.

Paver Pressure Washing

If you have pavers, you have the grout lines between pavers to worry about. Weeds can grow between those grout lines, so first, you need to deal with them before pressure washing.

There is a lot of option of products you can use to kill these weeds around the market. You can safely pick any products designed with that purpose in your local store.

Apply the product a couple of days before we are due, and they will be ready to Pressure Wash away when we arrive.

After the pressure wash, we will give your pavers time to dry before moving on to the next step: the re-sand of your driveway.

Re-sanding is an extremely important step that you should not take for granted. It helps maintain the stability of the paving limiting movement of the pavers.

Should I Seal My Paver Driveway After Pressure Washing?

Yes. You absolutely should.

After re-sanding it, we make sure your driveway has no excess sand by thoroughly sweeping/blowing it. After that, we apply the sealant.

Sealing your paver driveway is extremely important, as it prevents weeds from growing between the joints, making the future maintenance process way easier and your driveway resistant to stains.

For that reason, sealing is recommended even if your pavers are made out of a non-porous material. Even in those cases, weeds can still grow between pavers and cause damage to the installation.


Poured Concrete Driveway Pressure Washing

If you’re working with a poured concrete driveway, the job is reasonably straight forward.

Without the grout lines, there’s no need to worry about killing weeds or re-sanding anything after pressure washing.

Pressure washing concrete needs to be a very methodical and calculated job. Using too much pressure can damage your driveway.

If you’re looking to get rid of any resistant stains, mould, or mildew, we have specialised cleaning products to enhance the process.

Should I Seal My Poured Concrete Driveway After Pressure Washing?

Again, yes. You absolutely should.

Concrete is a very porous material and sealing it makes all the difference when it comes to its maintenance and longevity.

After pressure washing your concrete driveway, it is important to have it sealed.

Professional Help with Driveway Cleaning and Sealing

Sealing your driveway, regardless of its material, is very important to make sure that your future maintenance jobs are easier and more effective.
It also ensures the longevity of the driveway, since it becomes less prone to stains and in the case of pavers, weeds growing between the joints.
While cleaning and sealing your driveway can be a simple and fun DIY job over the weekend, the best course of action is to always hire professionals to help you with that.
Their expertise allows them to use the right products and take the right measures to do the best job possible.
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