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Hi im looking at cleaning the driveway soon. Ive notice tyre marks in the block paving and moss in between i have one of the tools that scraps out the moss and i have a jet washer but what is the most… Read More
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4m, 4d agoPosted 4 months, 4 days ago
Hi im looking at cleaning the driveway soon. Ive notice tyre marks in the block paving and moss in between i have one of the tools that scraps out the moss and i have a jet washer but what is the most effective way and best products to mainly remove the black tyre marks from the paving
Thanks in advance
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#1
With our jet wash it's goes a big round yellow bin lid type attachment with bristles on the bottom, maybe try that one if you've got one. It's a karcher attachement
#2
yes a karcher jet wash. however, it is amazing how quickly it gets dirty again. I've done it once. i won't bother again.
#3
Anyone tried this? Are they any good?
#4
Jet wash everytime.
#5
I tried some ronseal patio cleaner at the weekend on a section of path thinking it would be a waste of money but how wrong was I - did around 20 flags - spray on go and have a brew then using a brush scrub each flag then blast off with the jet wash.

They've come up amazingly clean.

£4.99 Home Bargains 5 litres

Edited By: pennyfarthing88 on Feb 21, 2017 21:19: TE
#6
Cheap bleach.... Wait..... Wash off.
#7
Hire a industrial pressure washer (higher pressure a d flow to get tne job done better and faster). Then seal it ....maybe a silglaze like they ose on concrete ponds will be cheapest option.
#8
I use a pressure washer. Gets rid of the moss and cleans up the blocks. Get some block paving sand to brush in when done. Best to do it in dry weather. I do mine once or twice a year. Think you can get sealer type stuff but I've never bothered, not sure how effective it is at preventing moss. Once it's there it's there, from experience.
#9
Rusty82
I use a pressure washer. Gets rid of the moss and cleans up the blocks. Get some block paving sand to brush in when done. Best to do it in dry weather. I do mine once or twice a year. Think you can get sealer type stuff but I've never bothered, not sure how effective it is at preventing moss. Once it's there it's there, from experience.


Done the same also. Best to get the patio attachment if you have a Karscher jet wash, as it can get very message (not just on yourself, but the car and the walls on the house). I have refilled the gaps with mixture of dried kiln sand and weedkillers, but weeds still came through after a few months :(.
#10
the karcher tool is good but the reason it goes dirty again so fast is the moss builds up on it again , beware using chemicals or salt on block paving as it may bleach the colours in the block itself , try using a moss remover then use a sealant over the cleaned block paving have a look at something like febseal
#11
oh and im sure its silversand your supposed to use to fill up the gaps between the blocks
#12
moss or algae rather
#13
Buy a used pressure washer from gumtree , use it then just sell it back on there.
Did the same with a garden mulcher , like having a free rental.
Bought for £30 sold for £30.

Edited By: thedvdmonster on Feb 21, 2017 22:03
#14
Daz or cheap washing powder. Warm water and brush. That's the cheapest way but if you can, jet wash it
#15
I use Doff, about £2.99 at Home Bargains, soak in and leave for 20 minutes, scrubbing well, then power wash it with pressure washer..
#16
brick acid & jet wash it will look like a new drive
#17
Buy your family those brush shoes and moon walk all over it
#18
our neighbour has been in Australia for a few months asked me to park our old car on their drive and then found it had an oil leak, tried loads suggested online, to clean it off including jet wash. in the end cheap vinegar and then bicarbonate soda were the best options everything else left a mark but these and a little scrubbing and I mean just a little and it was off.
#19
pennyfarthing88
I tried some ronseal patio cleaner at the weekend on a section of path thinking it would be a waste of money but how wrong was I - did around 20 flags - spray on go and have a brew then using a brush scrub each flag then blast off with the jet wash.
They've come up amazingly clean.
£4.99 Home Bargains 5 litres

If you have a pressure washer you don't need anything else though on flags.

I've tried the Ronseal on it's own in the hope it would clean them up without all the mess that using the pressure washer creates but it doesn't work that great,you really do only need the pressure washer on it's own.
#20
sme24185

Hi im looking at cleaning the driveway soon. Ive notice tyre marks in the block paving and moss in between i have one of the tools that scraps out the moss and i have a jet washer but what is the most effective way and best products to mainly remove the black tyre marks from the paving
Thanks in advance

Remove as much of the moss as you can with the tool you have, then go over entire driveway with a hard broom / yard brush.

Wash with pressure washer, preferably with a high jet (Karcher dirt blaster or similar) (remember and wear decent boots and waterproof trousers).

Purchase some silversand, I find playpit sand from tesco or toysrus cheapest, wait for a decent dry spell and spread a couple of bags around at the highest point of the driveway.
When its completely dry, brush over the driveway with a soft bristled brush, ensuring all gaps are filled, this may take several passes with the brush.

Bag up any surplus sand for the next time.

n.b. if you have a cheap/budget pressure washer, use for 10 mins or so at a time, continuous use will burn the motor.
#21
deb8z
pennyfarthing88
I tried some ronseal patio cleaner at the weekend on a section of path thinking it would be a waste of money but how wrong was I - did around 20 flags - spray on go and have a brew then using a brush scrub each flag then blast off with the jet wash.
They've come up amazingly clean.
£4.99 Home Bargains 5 litres

If you have a pressure washer you don't need anything else though on flags.

I've tried the Ronseal on it's own in the hope it would clean them up without all the mess that using the pressure washer creates but it doesn't work that great,you really do only need the pressure washer on it's own.


Thanks debz for the advice ive done both in the past and using the ronseal it makes a hell of a difference' each to their own though :)

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