Does applying the block paving sealer kill all weeds?
We cannot guarantee that this will be the case. After the ‘cleaning’ process we suggest applying a ‘weed killer’. After re-sanding, the acrylic block paving sealer will ‘sand bind’ and protect the sanded joints, this will help reduce and make it a lot more difficult for weeds to put down their roots again. But further growth can always occur unless a small amount of general 'upkeep' is maintained*
* Please see 'application guide' supplied with block paving sealer.
Will you come and just clean my driveway, If I cannot do it myself?
Yes, Smartseal approved driveway cleaning contractors cover most parts of the UK.
What type of sand is swept between the joints in block paving?
Kiln dried sand is always recommended. This ensures the joints of the block paving are completely filled. This type of sand solidifies and bonds more effectively with the block paving sealer giving maximum protection against weed growth and the future loss of jointing sand.
Can you supply all guidance and materials for my paving restoration project?
Yes, Smartseal can supply all the necessary paving cleaning equipment, paving sealer application tools and materials required for any project.
We can also offer full technical support and guidance if required.
After my driveway has had block paving sealer applied, how easy is it to clean off new oil and dirty stains?
Once sealer has been applied the block paving will be far less porous so any further staining will be easily removed. In most cases undiluted washing up liquid will be sufficient. In bad cases we advise the use of Oil Stain Remover available from Smartseal to solve the problem.
What kind of driveway or patio cleaning equipment would you recommend?
A standard power washer will do the job, but one with a rotary head* style accessory is recommended for driveway cleaning and patio cleaning. As a general rule, the more powerful the washer, the less time it will take.
*Please see cleaning equipment section on our website for furher information.
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