Can You Pressure Wash Block Paving? Why Hiring Professionals Matters

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Can You Pressure Wash Block Paving? Why Hiring Professionals Matters

Block paving is popular for driveways and patios, offering durability and a pleasing aesthetic. Over time, however, the elements and everyday use can leave these surfaces looking tired and weathered. When it comes to rejuvenating block paving, one common question arises: can you pressure wash block paving? The answer is a resounding “yes,” but only if done correctly by experienced professionals equipped with the right tools. In this blog, we’ll debunk the misconception that pressure washing block paving is a no-go and explain why entrusting the job to professionals is essential. 

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The Common Misconception: You Can't Pressure Wash Block Paving

Many homeowners are under the impression that pressure-washing block paving is a bad idea. The fear is that the force of the water will cause the pavers to become dislodged, sink, or damage the surface. While these concerns are valid if the job is not done correctly, it’s important to understand that pressure-washing block paving can be both safe and effective when performed by professionals who have the necessary tools and experience. 

The Right Equipment is Key

The key to safely pressure washing block paving lies in having the right equipment. Professionals use specialised pressure washers with adjustable settings to ensure the pressure is carefully controlled. They also use the appropriate nozzles and attachments that disperse the water evenly and prevent any damage to the surface. At Pressure Washing Exeter, we go one step beyond and use what’s called a flat surface cleaner which ensures the correct angle 100% of the time, this further ensures no damage is caused as well as giving a much more consistent and thorough clean. Attempting this task with a standard home pressure washer not designed for block paving can lead to unwanted consequences. 

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Re-sanding is Crucial

Block paving is typically set on a bed of sand with kiln-dried sand brushed into the joints. Over time, this sand can be dislodged and washed away, causing the pavers to become unstable and potentially sink. Not only does the sand stabilize the block paving, but it also stops weed growthWhen a professional pressure washes block paving, they also understand the importance of re-sanding. After the cleaning process, they meticulously re-sand the area with kiln-dried sand to maintain the stability and integrity of the surface. This resending process does add cost to the overall job, yet it is vital, without this step, there is a high chance your block paving will sink and will need to be relayed. At Pressure Washing Exeter, we ensure the re-sanding process is done and done thoroughly before we invoice.

Why You Should Hire a Professional Pressure Washing Company

Now that we’ve established that pressure-washing block paving can be safe and effective, the next critical step is hiring a professional pressure-washing company. Here’s why this choice matters:  

Experience Matters: Professional pressure washing companies have the experience and expertise to handle block paving surfaces. They understand the right pressure levels, the correct angles, and the right detergents to use for optimal results.  

Avoid DIY Disasters: Attempting to pressure wash block paving without the right equipment and knowledge can lead to costly mistakes. The pavers can become uneven, or even worse, you may damage them beyond repair.  

Protect Your Investment: Your block paving was a significant investment. By hiring professionals, you’re ensuring that it is properly maintained and will last for years to come.  

Insurance and Accountability: Reputable pressure washing companies are insured. This means that if any accidental damage does occur during the cleaning process, you won’t be held responsible for the costs of repair or replacement.  

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Block Paving Cleaning In & Around Exeter - Driveway Cleaning Devon

Rejuvenating Your Driveway or Patio

In summary, the misconception that you can’t pressure wash block paving is far from the truth. When done by professionals with the right equipment and experience, it’s a safe and effective method for rejuvenating your driveway or patio. However, it’s crucial to choose a pressure washing company that specializes in block paving, has the necessary tools, and is fully insured. By doing so, you can breathe new life into your block paving without risking its integrity or appearance. So, if your block paving is in need of a facelift, don’t hesitate to hire a professional pressure washing company to get the job done right.  

If you’re in Exeter or the surrounding areas and you’re considering giving your block paving a fresh lease on life through professional pressure washing, look no further. Contact Pressure Washing Exeter today. With the right equipment, experienced professionals, and comprehensive insurance coverage, we’re your trusted partner in safely and cost-effectively rejuvenating your block paving. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation and experience the transformative power of expert pressure washing services. Your block paving will thank you, and your property will shine once more. 

 

 

WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE SAYING...

  • Excellent service. Can't recommend highly enough! My patio has never looked as good as now. Matthew even cleaned all my patio furniture at no extra charge. See you next year Matthew

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    December 5, 2023

    Absolutely brilliant service with great results. Matthew was able to book me in at very short notice and his services are fairly priced. Thank you

    Lizzie Bush Avatar Lizzie Bush
    May 27, 2024

    Matthew did an amazing job. My garden paving looks beautiful now. He is professional and has a positive attitude. He was so good about me not being able to get the outside tap working. He came back later the very same day and still got all the work done. I am really happy with the results and I would highly recommend him.

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    March 23, 2024

    A fantastic job done, very pleased with the results of the patio power washing on a dread day weather wise. Matthew worked so hard.

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    May 14, 2024

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    June 6, 2024

    Very happy with my patio and path. Matthew did a really good job.

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    September 11, 2023

    Very professional service especially as difficult access to garden over 4ft wall. My paving slabs/pathway look like new! Would highly recommend Matthew.

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    February 13, 2024

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    February 20, 2024

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    February 26, 2024

    Susan Nex Avatar Susan Nex
    March 23, 2024

    A superb job of our driveway, patios, steps and wall cap tiles. Matt uses only the best equipment and materials and has left our surfaces looking as good as when they were first installed! I would recommend Pressure Washing Exeter to anyone.

    penman634 Avatar penman634
    April 23, 2024

    Mathew did a great job on soft washing the house.

    Michael Gloster Avatar Michael Gloster
    April 23, 2024
  • Excellent service! Totally transformed my paths and patio areas. Very pleased and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

    Angela R Avatar Angela R
    March 7, 2024

    Matt has produced a great result with our block paving. Quick, efficient, clean, good communication. Very, very highly recommended.

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    March 8, 2024

    Lin Hambly Avatar Lin Hambly
    March 13, 2024

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    Scott Taylor Avatar Scott Taylor
    March 13, 2024

    Amazing job. Thank you.

    Ken Cheek Avatar Ken Cheek
    December 27, 2023

    Excellent service. Matthew sorted us a quote out very quickly and booked us in at short notice. Results were amazing - patio went from filthy and slippery to looking and feeling like new. Thorough, professional job.

    Ben Hall Avatar Ben Hall
    March 9, 2024

    Lexi Haydari Avatar Lexi Haydari
    June 3, 2024

    Excellent job of cleaning my garden paths and patio. Very pleased with the result. Thank you.

    Su Startin Avatar Su Startin
    April 16, 2024

    Excellent service would highly recommend.

    Mark Dillon Avatar Mark Dillon
    October 1, 2023

    Matthew did an amazing job on very tired paving stones and mossy ground. They have all come up so clean my son thought I had had the paving redone !! Would highly recommend . Great communication and very quick to book in and get job done 👍

    Holly Hilliard Avatar Holly Hilliard
    May 27, 2024

    Amazing transformation - everything like new . Great attention to detail. thanks Matthew

    Judyth Aarons Avatar Judyth Aarons
    February 29, 2024

    Cracking job, very helpful and knowledgable, highly recommend

    Dave Glassborow Avatar Dave Glassborow
    February 24, 2024
  • Matthew did an amazing job on very tired paving stones and mossy ground. They have all come up so clean my son thought I had had the paving redone !! Would highly recommend . Great communication and very quick to book in and get job done 👍

    Holly Hilliard Avatar Holly Hilliard
    May 27, 2024

    Maureen Dudley Avatar Maureen Dudley
    February 20, 2024

    Lexi Haydari Avatar Lexi Haydari
    June 3, 2024

    Mathew did a great job on soft washing the house.

    Michael Gloster Avatar Michael Gloster
    April 23, 2024

    A fantastic job done, very pleased with the results of the patio power washing on a dread day weather wise. Matthew worked so hard.

    amanda james Avatar amanda james
    May 14, 2024

    Susan Nex Avatar Susan Nex
    March 23, 2024

    Absolutely amazing service, I couldn’t be happier. Would recommend to anyone needing their drive or patio cleaned. Thanks again Matthew

    Liam Walton Avatar Liam Walton
    June 2, 2023

    Excellent service. Can't recommend highly enough! My patio has never looked as good as now. Matthew even cleaned all my patio furniture at no extra charge. See you next year Matthew

    eve merson Avatar eve merson
    December 5, 2023

    Matthew did an excellent job, cleaning the decking and our patio furniture. Very polite 5🌟 service

    Kata Drinkwater Avatar Kata Drinkwater
    February 26, 2024

    Amazing job. Thank you.

    Ken Cheek Avatar Ken Cheek
    December 27, 2023

    Very professional service especially as difficult access to garden over 4ft wall. My paving slabs/pathway look like new! Would highly recommend Matthew.

    janette tucker Avatar janette tucker
    February 13, 2024

    A superb job of our driveway, patios, steps and wall cap tiles. Matt uses only the best equipment and materials and has left our surfaces looking as good as when they were first installed! I would recommend Pressure Washing Exeter to anyone.

    penman634 Avatar penman634
    April 23, 2024
  • Lin Hambly Avatar Lin Hambly
    March 13, 2024

    It was such a professional service that went above and beyond. what I thought was being offered.Thr railings around the decking were cleaned too and I was so pleased with the result.I would highly recommend the company.

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    August 2, 2023

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    February 27, 2024

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    March 7, 2024

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    March 16, 2024

    Wonderful service.

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    June 6, 2024

    Matt has produced a great result with our block paving. Quick, efficient, clean, good communication. Very, very highly recommended.

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    March 8, 2024

    Really pleased with patio clean...Matthew was very tidy, and did an excellent job. Will definitely use him again.

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    July 2, 2023

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    March 10, 2024

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    April 2, 2023

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    March 9, 2024

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    May 10, 2024

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