Installing pattern imprinted concrete has several advantages. Pattern imprinted concrete is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and businesses who desire a beautiful and professional outside floor surface without the associated issues of weed clearing, staining or sinking.
We’ll go through the main advantages of pattern-imprinted concrete over regular paving methods in this blog article.
How can I get rid of petrol stains from my concrete driveway?
Petrol spills are frequent, and they can occur for a number of reasons. Fortunately, because of the sealant, we apply over the top of the concrete, they’re quick and simple to clean on a pattern-imprinted driveway. The sealant acts as a barrier by protecting the concrete from harm.
We recommend that you clean up the spill as soon as possible in order to avoid any damage to the concrete and extend the sealant’s life. In the same way that petrol stations are cleaned, petrol spills are dealt with by using sand.
However, if you don’t have any sand, cat litter, or another similar granular absorbent substance on hand, don’t worry. Simply cover the spill with a lot of sand and let it soak up the petrol. Rinse away the sand and petrol residue using water after you’ve finished this process.
De-icing my concrete driveway?
A frozen driveway might be hazardous and cause collisions. In the United Kingdom, rock salt is the most common de-icing substance.
Because the chemical component present in salt will dissolve the sealant and begin to corrode the concrete, this should not be used on a pattern imprinted driveway. There are alternative techniques for de-icing your pattern.
The most affordable option is to chip away at the ice with a plastic shovel. We advocate utilizing a plastic shovel rather than a regular one since it does not scratch the sealant we apply over the top of the concrete. If you don’t have access to a plastic shovel, you may use a metal one.
The most expensive method to de-ice your pattern imprinted driveway is to install a radiant heating system beneath it. The cost of laying this may range from £250 per square metre to £500 or more, depending on the size of your driveway.
Another alternative is to put down some sand on your driveway. This won’t remove the ice, but it will improve traction over it and make the road safer for walking and driving.
Are you interested in an impressed driveaway? Why not contact ImpressPaving? Impress Construction are experts in building spectacular pattern imprinted concrete driveways and walkways across Yorkshire & Northwest England.