Resin Driveway Cleaning: Removing Cement/Concrete Stains, Oil Spills, Mineral Stains

We’ve already addressed that keeping optimum maintenance of a resin driveway or any other resin surface does not really require you to be a rocket scientist.

Now, we’ll address a few more tips and tricks on how to maintain your resin driveway clean in order to provide it a longer lifespan.

How to clean cement/concrete marks

It’s important to learn that cement or concrete marks can be very easily removed from a resin driveway with careful use of diluted hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover, and all this should be immediately followed by thorough rinsing with clean water for the best results.

A crucial issue to remember is the fact that if a lime-based aggregate is used, the acid will most likely dissolve this as well.

How to clean oil spills from resin driveways

The resin driveways can end up having all kinds of oil and grease marks, and you should definitely take maximum care in order to avoid this – spillages or oil and greasy chemicals should definitely be avoided as much as possible.

Any pillages should be cleaned immediately because this will boost the chances for better results. After that, you will have to flush the surface with water.

Oil spillages can be washed away by rainfall, but this does not occur regularly.

On the other hand, the surface can be washed with a mixture of warm water and a mild household detergent.

This should be allowed to penetrate the stained surface for 10 minutes and then sprayed down with a jet wash.

How to remove mineral stains

As you probably know by now, resin driveways are made up of natural dried aggregates.

There may be present some naturally occurring iron pyrites. If the staining occurs, oxalic acid will be the most effective method to remove the stains.

This is readily available, and the acid solution should be washed off with cold water after use.

Resin Driveway Maintenance: Removing Algae, Moss, And Weeds From The Surface

We’ve already addressed various ways to maintain your resin driveway’s lifespan as long as possible, and now we move on with some other tips and tricks about cleaning the surface.

How to remove moss and algae from a resin driveway

An important thing that is worth mentioning is that weed growth should be treated before surfacing, and this will make it very unlikely that new growth will be sustained.

Another essential issue is learning that periodical application of algae and moss killers such as “algon” will also prevent and remove any regrowth.

It’s important to note the fact that the ingrained algae growth can also be removed, and the color of the original surface can be restored by applying a strong bleach solution.

But this should only be used according to the manufacture’s guide and local environmental contractions. After the substance is applied, the resin driveway should be rinsed with clean water.

Removing weeds from a resin driveway

First of all, we have to note the fact that due to its properties, a resin surface is designed in roder to be resistance to weeds.

On the other hand, no matter how much care will be taken, weeds could, unfortunately, appear on any surface occasionally.

This is the result of wind-blown seeds.

But, the good news is that a small number of weeds can be removed by hand without damaging the resin surface. If this is the case, it’s essential to make sure that the full root of the weed is extracted and not broken off.

If we have to deal with some more prolific weeds, they can be cut at the surface level. But if the weeds are deep-rooted, they should be killed with weed killer and herbicide.

It’s important to remember that localized areas of the surface of weed infestation can be treated with domestic weed killers that will not cause any damage to the resin driveway.

Tips For An Easy Maintenance Of A Resin Bound Driveway

A resin driveway can have a long life if you follow a few simple rules in terms of maintenance.

Here’s a brief guide on how to maintain the surface and offer a long life to your driveway or patio and more.

Preventing tire marks

You will be able to prevent tire marks by refraining from turning your steering wheel while the car is stationary.

Tire marks are caused by oils in the surface being heated by the friction of tires.

Routine cleaning of a resin driveway

It’s important to learn that various potential issues with a resin surface may be prevented by sweeping it clean on a regular basis with a stiff broom.

This will remove leaves and other materials and will also prevent moss growth.

You can remove foreign bodies by hosing down with a standard jet wash – this will definitely remove potentially damaging elements as well.

How to jet wash a resin surface

The resin surface has to be cleaned periodically using a pressure washer or a sweeper.

In order to jet wash your resin driveway, you just have to follow these simple steps.

Spray the surface with a flat nozzle in order to improve the precision of spraying the flat surface.

You should use a jet wash/pressure with a pressure up to 150bar. It’s also important to note that excessive pressure could really damage your surface.

Another important issue is that water should be cool, but not too cold. The moderate temperature will prevent damaging the resin.

You should hold the nozzle at about 20cm from the surface when spraying.

If you spray too closely, this could damage the surface. Also, it’s best to spray using a back and forth sweeping motion for the best results.

These are just a few things that can boost the life of your resin surface.