The driveway is an essential feature of any home. It gives your home curb appeal, provides a safe space for your cars, and can even bring down the cost of home insurance. It’s important to keep your driveway in the best condition possible, so we’ve created this quick guide to show you how to clean and maintain your driveway in Shrewsbury. 

Why is Driveway Maintenance Important?

When it comes to cleaning our homes, it’s easy to forget about the driveway. It’s made to withstand the elements, so how much maintenance could it need? 

In reality, driveways can become overrun with weeds, cracks, and dirt over time. If untreated, moisture will penetrate the surface and increases the risk of damage to your home’s foundation. 

Cracks in a driveway are also a safety issue. You could damage your car’s wheels or have a tripping hazard for guests. 

Luckily, with some regular maintenance, it’s easy to keep your driveway safe and looking its best. 

Driveway Sealing

One of the best ways to protect your driveway is with a sealant. This will slow down ageing, reduce cracking, and stop weeds from growing through it. An acrylic sealant costs around £5 per square metre, but it’s worth the investment. Here are a few key benefits:

  • Create a waterproof barrier to protect the porous driveway surfacing underneath. 
  • Prevent stains from oil, grease, dirt, and spills. 
  • Prolong the look and colour of your driveway – this is especially important if you have a resin-bound driveway. 
  • Extend the total lifespan of your driveway. 
  • Minimise plant and weed growth. 

Remove Stains quickly

If you notice oil, grease, or dirt build-up on your driveway, remove it as quickly as possible to avoid staining. Whether you have a brick, concrete, or asphalt driveway, it’s porous and so absorbs spills. Soap and water are usually fine, or you can buy a specially-formulated driveway cleaner to mop up spills. 

Weed Your Driveway Regularly

Weeds are invasive and will take over quickly if left untreated. As soon as you see weeds start to pop up, pull them out to prevent spreading. You could also use a weed killer in any cracks and crevices to kill them at the root. 

Tackle Driveway Repairs Quickly

Even the smallest crack in a driveway can lead to major damage if left untreated. Once a month, sweep your driveway with a stiff brush to remove any dirt and debris and check for damage. 

If you spot any cracks, holes, or issues, give us a call, and we’ll be able to provide quick and affordable driveway repairs.

Need a Driveway Specialist in Shrewsbury?

Whether you’re looking for quick driveway repairs or you want to update an old, tried driveway to something more modern, our team at Assett Surfacing and Construction can help. Call us today, and we’ll come out to assess your driveway and give you a free quote for repairs or resurfacing: 01743 761 639