ASSESSMENT: Lime was painting the neighbors next door. During our routine job audit we looked over and saw the extreme weathering, discoloration, and fading on the neighbor’s driveway. So, we knocked on the door, introduced ourselves and our assessment, and the client asked to come outside and walk around. She explained how the deterioration of the driveway coating was plaguing her mind for quite some time as the rest of the home looked beautiful but the driveway stood out like a sore thumb. We shared that the longer a concrete driveway or coating goes without being sealed, the greater costs it will take to restore it properly. We explained the value of routine maintenance to prevent costly repairs. If left untreated sometimes the only solution is to replace completely or at best to pay for both color treatments and wet seal coatings. Lime knew we could catch the problem early before it required additional service fees and with the proper scope of work this client would soon be happy once again.
ADVISE: First step was to power wash the entire driveway surface with a commercial quality 4200 PSI unit. Unlike Lime, many contractors use a lessor or average quality PSI power washer which does not produce high quality results. So Lime meticulously covered every square inch of the large drive holding the tip exactly 3-4 inches above the surface and keeping that same distance as they slowly and consistently swept back and forth. After allowing the concrete to dry, we taped off any excess areas we did not want to get product on. Next, we applied the first coat of the highest quality sealer we have found. The product is a commercial grade “Techni Seal” wet seal coating. After it was sprinkled on the surface and rolled into the concrete pores we allowed for dry time. Once dry, Lime applied the second and final coat. Not all driveways require a 2nd coat but highly recommended especially when they have never been sealed or have extreme weathering. Also the rougher the texture the more the product will soak in and two coats allow for a nicer sheen top coat. Client was thrilled that no additional color staining was needed and was super happy with the look!