One of the most common questions regarding pattern imprinted concrete cleaning we get asked is “do I need to clean my imprinted concrete?”
Jet Wash Seal worked with pattern imprinted concrete for many years, and we think pattern imprinted concrete cleaning is extremely easy when you know what you’re doing. It just takes a pressure washer and a broom jet washing the surface at low pressure. And your driveway or patio will be good as new.
Provided that you’ve been sealing it on a regular basis, you can clean it without loss of current sealer.
One of the major benefits of cleaning is that the concrete itself never gets exposed to the elements and vehicle use.
Because the material in the sealer wear out with constant use and lose its effectiveness, leaving the concrete susceptible to damage. The longer the concrete is left exposed to the elements, the deeper the damage.
Cleaning can remove the harmful particles that may penetrate the sealer and damage the concrete.
If you have pattern imprinted concrete just prepare to give it a top up coat every three to five years. You will know because it will start looking unsightly.
If it looked after on a regular basis, pattern imprinted concrete keeps its strength and lustre. It doesn’t take lots of maintenance. We have seen pattern imprinted concrete that was installed twenty-five years ago and still look as good as new.
It’s simple to take care of your pattern imprinted concrete as you don’t need many materials. However, preparation is key for any perfect job.
The preparation helps clear the pores of the concrete so the sealer can penetrate it properly. Furthermore, before pressure washing the driveway or patio cleaner can make life a lot easier.
We recommend you don’t use the driveway for a few days after cleaning and resealing.
Still have a concern? Contact us or Call, 01902 655 499 or 07754 405080 we’re glad to help.