Archives: July 2019

Around the home, there are many types of concrete applications used for various surfaces. They are all ideally cleaned with the use of professional pressure cleaning services, and we at AA Top to Bottom Exterior Cleaning would like to share the various types on concrete and where they are commonly used.

Pressure Washing a Brick House or Patio

Though it needs a safe pressure washing, for patios, brick is one of the more costly and labor intensive options. The passage of time negatively impacts the surface as one of the disadvantages of bricks. As the seasons come and go, the area just below the surface tends to soften and shift. The brick patio becomes uneven, or too dangerous to walk on. However, brick surfaces can last longer if they are properly maintained.

Exterior Cleaning of Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are another more cost effective option for a patio when compared to poured concrete or asphalt. The cost of replacement is especially cheaper with pavers since you are usually only replacing the damaged sections of the patio as opposed to replacing the entire surface. With the rough texture, pavers make the surface inherently slip-resistant. Better done by a professional to install it, this application takes a lot of time and product. As they are known to be stronger than poured concrete, they are more ready to endure all four seasons of the year. Also, paver patios tend to have a longer life and a greater gap between replacement.

Power Washing Poured Concrete

Driveways, patios, walkways, and pool decks made from poured concrete have extreme durability. It is vital that homeowners stay diligent with maintenance since poured concrete can be expensive to replace and though it typically has a long lifespan, insufficient maintenance can result in premature replacement. To preserve your poured concrete, make it more vibrant and prevent damage, be sure it is properly sealed, and pressure washed regularly.

Pressure Cleaning to Restore Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete as it is designed to emulate other materials, is a great option for homeowners that value aesthetics that are on a tighter budget. Because it cannot hold up against heavier weight, it is ideally used for patios, walkways, and pool decks. As a downside, however, stamped concrete will need repairs and replacements sooner when compared to poured concrete or asphalt. Homeowners can opt to have an acrylic topcoat on their stamped concrete to repel water and add a stain to the surface. Instead of sealed, the stamped concrete is better cleaned regularly with power washing. The penetrating sealer benefits offered are not necessary since stamped concrete is not porous and does not need sealing. Keep your stamped concrete looking gorgeous by routinely pressure washing it 1-2 times a year, or more so as necessary.

Pressure Cleaning, Power Washing & More in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Florida

Not only are our experts experienced in power washing all of the various concrete surfaces, but we are happy to accommodate nearly any exterior material used for your home’s surroundings. Call AA Top to Bottom Exterior Cleaning today for your pressure washing needs for your home and out experts will get it done safely and effectively.