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Block Paving Cleaning

North West Pro Clean will provide free quotes and carry out block paving cleaning, re-sanding and sealing for driveways and patios in most towns across Lancashire.

A block-paved drive or patio when first laid can look fantastic, and can be a great feature around any property. These very smart exterior surfaces can compliment any home but can rapidly deteriorate if regular maintenance is not carried out.

We are based in Chorley in Lancashire, the micro-climate is often wet and damp which makes it much harder for anyone to keep block paving ‘weed free’. Block paving by its very nature is a very porous surface and is very susceptible to the growth of weeds, moss and various types of algae. The sand-filled joints are particularly problematical as they are very prone to weed growth which can be difficult to keep at bay.

If you ring any block paving manufacturer it is highly likely that they would not recommend pressure washing the blocks on a regular basis. The reason they say this, is because the blocks are laid on a bed of sand with sanded joints and therefore the sub-base can be destabilised over time if water is pumped into the blocks too often.

We can help keep your block paving ‘weed free’ by pressure washing the block paving and then sealing it with a protective block paving sealer from Smartseal that will make the sand go ‘rock hard’ like cement and prevent weeds growing through. We can also carry out repairs to block paving if required.

The process to clean and seal block paving is as follows:

Pre-treatment with Smartseal Moss Clear is an option for areas with large amounts of moss on the surface and in the joints. In addition, a weed killer can be applied if there are a large quantity of weeds growing in the joints.

The area is then cleaned in a two-stage process, utilising our powerful Honda petrol-engined pressure washer:

Firstly, the block paving is pressure washed with a large rotary head to clean the surface. Next is the vital stage that many people who do DIY and some professionals miss: we deep clean the area by using a high-powered lance to blast most of the muck and sand out of the joints. The area is then left to completely dry for some days.

The next stages all take place on the same day: new kiln-dried sand is swept into the joints and two coats of Smartseal Block Paving Sealer are applied, leaving 1 - 2 hours between coats drying time. This will usually leave your driveway or patio looking as good as new, or very close to it!

We carry out block paving cleaning and sealing work in Chorley, Preston, Wigan, Bamber bridge, Lostock Hall,  Leyland, Fulwood, Longton, New Longton, Croston, Euxton, Eccleston, Abbey village, Withnell, Charnock Richard, Hoghton, Heskin, Walton-le-Dale, Whittle-le-Woods, Burnley and surrounding areas, including Blackburn and Bolton.

We offer FREE quotations so if your block-paved surface is in need of restoration, please call 07565 104207 or complete our online contact form and we will call you back as soon as possible. We will cater for both residential and commercial cleaning enquiries.