How to Remove Skid Marks from Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers add curb appeal to any driveway. They are durable and will last for years. Use these cleaning tips to keep your driveway pavers looking brand new.

Steps

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    Sweep your pavers. This old fashioned cleaning technique never goes out of style. Before you can remove any skid marks from your concrete pavers, you must first remove any loose dirt or debris.
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    Spray your pavers down with the garden hose. This will remove any loose mud and make cleaning much easier.
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    Use a power washer. This will remove dirt that has embedded itself onto your driveway pavers. It can get into the cracks and loosen dirt that was resistant to your hose. This is also a good way to remove moss.
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    Mix together a cleaning solution of water and standard dish washing detergent. Any liquid, hand washing, detergent will work. Start with a small amount of detergent and add more as needed.[1]
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    Scrub your driveway pavers by hand, dipping a rag into the cleaning solution. You can also scrub with a natural bristle brush but be careful not to scrape your pavers.
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    Call a professional and have them clean any skid marks or stains that won't come up with your cleaning solution. They can apply an industrial strength cleaner or replace the paver in question. [2]

Tips

  • Sometimes it can be easier to simply replace the stained paver. That is one of the benefits to using driveway pavers over concrete. You can easily replace a small section whenever you need to.
  • Use water only if you have paver sealer on your driveway.

Article Info

Categories: Paths and Paving