Can You Jet Wash a Resin Surface?
The beauty of a home – inside and out – is something everybody cherishes. You probably can't measure the number of hours you've spent cleaning both the interior and exterior of the home, and for good reason. Keeping our homes immaculate takes a lot of work! In particular, those outdoor spaces that we work so hard to improve need consistent care.
One such area is the driveway. Particularly true for those who have had resin driveway surfacing applied, periodic care is a must-do form of maintenance. One question many owners have been asking us is – can you jet wash a resin surface? Below, we'll answer that and provide some specifics too!
What You Should Know
The short answer is yes – you can jet wash a resin surface such as a resin bound driveway or patio. However, it is not inherently that simple and this is why we professionals provide these services to homeowners.
Generally speaking, seasonal maintenance of any resin drive surface is recommended. This is because the surface upon which vehicles are parked tends to accumulate oils and dirt more rapidly than patios and other surfaces. When jet washing any resin surface, care must be taken not to damage the area. We do this by using high-pressure power washers combined with cold water for maximum effect (it's important to note that pressurised water beyond a certain point will damage these surfaces).
Why Resin Surfaces Should Be Cleaned
Much like any other part of your home or property, maintenance is crucial after a resin driveway surfacing is complete. This not only guarantees the aesthetic charm of your surface, but also ensures it functions as intended for decades to come.
Oils, for example, can gradually build up on these surfaces, which can lead to slippery, dirty veneers. Weeds, if left unchecked, can gradually accumulate around the edges and cause damage from underneath due to the emerging root systems. Even natural weather conditions can take their toll. Rain, sun and wind combined can cause an accumulation of dirt and grime; ultimately leading to discolouration if not properly maintained.
Schedule a Periodic Clean for Best Results
As such, we highly recommend scheduling a periodic cleaning of your resin driveway, patio or other surface to ensure its integrity and beauty remain intact. When trusted to the professionals, a power or jet wash can be effectively utilised to clean resin bound driveways and other surfaces.
For the best results, this is probably not the best DIY project. Hiring or purchasing equipment takes time and money – and probably won’t be anywhere near as effective as the high-spec equipment the pros use! Whether you're in Yorkshire or beyond, please contact us for a free quote either by phone or email to see what we can do for your surfaces!