Examples of our expertise and professional standards of paving cleaning, repairs and sealing
Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994
We specialise in providing high quality, professional driveway and patio cleaning and sealing services in Kent and London. We generally power wash clean drives and patios with commercial pressure washing equipment, but for a sometimes fragile layered stone like Indian Sandstone we also soft wash to ensure no samage is caused.
We are able to clean away dirt, algae, lichens, mould, moss and other staining restoring Indian Sandstone to its original colour. We also clean and seal:
- block paving
- imprinted concrete (PIC)
- limestone, granite and all natural stone
- resin bound drives and swimming pool areas
Block paving cleaning, resanding & sealing Kent
As can be seen in the above photos our block paving refurbishment, cleaning and maintenance in Kent and London is done to the highest standard and makes drives look like new.
After jet washing the blocks and removing weeds and dirt we then brush kiln dried sand into the joints and apply a sealer to help harden (known as stabilising) the sand to stop it being washed away.
This helps inhibit weed growth and the sealer also protects against surface staining, UV fading and colonisation by algae and black and white lichen spots. We use Resiblock paving sealant.
- Cost of block paving cleaning, resanding and sealing service in Kent and London
- ONLY £7 PER SQUARE METRE
Is it necessary to seal block paving?
After power washing block paving it is essential to refil the joints with kiln dried sand. This helps keep the blocks tightly in place (nterlock) and helps spread the weight of vehicles evenly across the surface. . . .
It is important to appreciate that jointing sand is not there simply to fill the gaps between adjacent blocks: it provides the essential friction which then generates the horizontal and vertical interlock that allows those little blocks to carry such relatively big loads. Without the jointing sand, the pavement would, literally, fall apart, so it very definitely must be replaced.
source: Block paving refurbishment – rejointing pavingexpert.com October 2019
Block paving before then after jet washing and resanding
Types & Benefits of paving sealer
There are currently many paving sealants on the market and they can vary greatly in price and quality. They also come in a variety of finishes for customers wanting to slightly alter the appearance of their drive or patio. But there is also the clear / invisible sealer for those not wanting the sealer to have any visible effect.
Other sealant finishes include low sheen, matt, colour enhancer and gloss/ wet look.
Paving sealers provide a protective barrier which helps prolong the life and appearance of driveways, paths and patios. Their uses include:
- stop fading caused by sunlight (UV rays)
- prevent water saturating sub base with water repellence – hydrophobic. These sealants also help stop staining by water based drink spillages
- prevent oil staining – oleophobic
- prevent growth of algae and moss
- inhibit weeds
- facilitate easier future cleaning
- dustproofer helps prevent build up of dirt
However, many products make claims they don’t deliver on. We use either Resiblock or Everbuild sealers. 2 of the most respected manufacturers of sealers in the UK and Europe. But we are only too happy to discuss in detail different products based on a customer’s wishes and budget and make appropriate recommendations based on the knowledge and experience aquired providing our driveway and patio cleaning services in Kent and London.