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Driveway Maintenance: How to Keep Your Surface Looking New


9th February 2023

Driveway Maintenance: How to Keep Your Surface Looking New

Here at Henson Surfacing we provide top-quality surfacing services, but even the best-laid driveways can look begin to look old and worn over time if not properly looked after. The driveway is one of the first things visitors will see when entering your property. Having a well-kept and maintained driveway will increase your kerb appeal and allow your home to stand out on your street. With a few easy and simple tips, you can keep your driveway looking brand new for years to come. We’ve put our favourites below:

  1. Sweep Regularly

One of the simplest ways to keep your driveway looking clean is to sweep it regularly. This will remove any dirt, leaves, or other debris that has accumulated on the surface. Depending on the surface of your driveway you can use a few different tools to get the job done. For tarmac, resin or block-paving a sweep with a broom will do the job. If you have a gravel driveway or any loose material a leaf blower or a manual approach might be needed.

  1. Remove Strains

Stains are one of the most common issues that homeowners face with their driveways. Over its lifecycle, a multitude of liquids will meet your driveway, including grease and oil. Dealing with these stains quickly and as soon as they happen will prevent any deep and hard-to-remove stains. You can simply use water from a hose pipe or some stain remover if required. For the hard-to-remove stains, you may need to use a pressure washer.

  1. Repair Cracks

Cracks on your driveway pose a threat to your driveway life. Cracks allow water to get into the foundations of the driveway and can cause further damage. Not only that, but it’s an eye sore for you and your visitors. Repairing cracks as soon as you can, will serve you best in the long run. Depending on the severity of the crack will determine whether you can do it yourself or you might need professional help.

  1. Seal the Surface

Sealing your driveway is another important step in maintaining its appearance. Sealing helps to protect the surface from the elements and prevents further damage. Depending on the type of driveway you have, you may need to seal it every one to five years. When you do, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions, and allow the sealer to dry completely before using the driveway again.

In summary, maintaining your driveway is key to making sure your driveway lasts years to always come and looks its best. A driveway is key for your kerb appeal and makes your driveway stand out on your street.  We’ve provided a few simple steps that are easy to follow to keep your driveway looking amazing. If you want to discuss your driveway repairs, and maintenance or if you’re thinking about a new driveway, then please get in touch with one of our surfacing experts.