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How To Keep Your Paving Safe?

by Oxfordand Countydriveways The Perfect and Professional in Oxford Concrete Dr

Having been through the wettest and cloudiest summers, many people have found the paving in their driveway and around their home is full of algae and mould. Mould and algae on natural stone paving Oxford look unkempt, but it is very slippery which can lead to nasty accidents, especially when old people and children are living in the home. To make the paved area look attractive and to prevent it from any accidents, you need to clean it up.

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1.       Sunshine

Before cleaning the paving try and get the affected area to sunlight. Algae and mould cannot grow in dry heat, so cut away the bush and branches to allow the sunlight through. Sun exposure will eliminate the reoccurrence of mould-once you have cleaned the paving.

 2.       Leaves

When there is too much moisture over a long period of time, you will have algae and mould thriving. Ensure that the paving is swept daily and kept free of all fallen leaves and other garden debris. These also help to keep the bricks damp for longer.

 3.       Cleaning

Once you have any bush, swept the area and sorted out any leaks, you can now clean the paving bricks or stones. Put your garden hose on its strongest setting and wash as much of the algae and mould from the bricks. Once you have done with this, use a strong brush to scrape off the rest of the mould and wash it again with a strong spray of water.

 4.       Chemicals

You will remove the algae and mould with the hose and scrubbing brush, but in order to kill and keep it from reoccurring, you need to scrub it out with chlorine. Take some pool chlorine and mix it with a bucket of warm water. The warm water will dissolve the chlorine a lot faster.

 5.       Leak and other causes

Check the roof, the geyser, and your guttering. Rusted gutters can cause excess water to run over your paving and this overflow is the reason for the growth of algae.

So, these are the points which can help you in keeping your oxford stone paving installation safe and secure. Now, it is up to you how you will take care of your paving to prevent it from algae and mould. If you found this article useful share it with your friends and let them know the best way to keep your paving safe. 


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