Whichever type of paving you have on your driveway or patio, use and the passage of time will eventually take its toll.
Block paving, pattern imprinted concrete and tarmac surfaces can all be cleaned, refurbished and rejuvenated, not only to improve their appearance but also to lengthen the life of your paving. However, in all cases, before new sealant can be applied to any driveway surface, it must be thoroughly cleaned and any areas in need of repair, attended to.
Block paving can be cleaned with specialist machinery and resealed with urethane sealant. This will enhance the colour of the blocks and protect the surface by repelling oil and reducing staining.
After three to five years of use, pattern imprinted concrete driveways need to be cleaned and resealed because the original sealant will have almost certainly started to wear away. The now hardened sealant, applied when the driveway was originally installed, forms a sacrificial layer to protect the concrete and if this wears away the concrete surface is in danger of being damaged.
Even a tarmac driveway can be refurbished as long as it has not developed any major cracks and pot holes. Tarmac paint or tarmac restorer is applied to the surface to bring it back almost to the appearance it had when originally laid. Tarmac restorer also protects the tarmac surface from the sun’s ultra violet light which tends to dry out tarmacadam.