Why You Need Your Driveway Cleaned Regularly Now That You Have a Child

Posted on: 4 September 2018

There's no doubt that driveway cleaning is beneficial to families of all kinds. However, now that your bundle of joy has grown into a walking, talking child right before your eyes, having your driveway cleaned regularly is even more important. Here are 3 reasons why.

A Clean Driveway Is Safer

Like most new parents, you're probably far more concerned about health and safety now than you were before you had a child. However, many parents make the mistake of thinking that the only risk children face on a driveway is a moving vehicle. The truth is that driveway dirt can be just as dangerous, posing numerous hazards to your child's health and safety. For example, many uncleaned driveways are covered in droppings from birds and many other wildlife. If your child comes into contact with them, they could quickly get sick. Likewise, moss and algae growth can make driveways slippery, and a fall onto hard asphalt can cause serious scrapes and even broken bones. Regular cleaning with a pressure washer will blast away these hazards and allergens, ensuring your child can walk across your driveway safely.

A Clean Driveway Saves Time

No parent can doubt that raising a child is time-consuming work. You may have left dirty nappies and endless crying behind, but now you have to focus on things like homework and meltdowns. The last thing you need on top of that is more home maintenance. Calling in professionals to clean your driveway instead of doing it yourself can save a lot of time, especially if you don't have the know-how necessary to use powerful cleaning tools like pressure washers. A driveway that's free of debris and dirt is less likely to become worn or cracked over time, saving you from conducting future maintenance. As a result, on top of saving you time spent on maintenance, regular cleaning will also save you money.

A Clean Driveway Looks Better

Now that your child is old enough to go to daycare or school, they're going to start making new friends. Many of these friends will want to visit your home for playdates—how will you feel about welcoming them and their parents inside if your driveway is covered in dirt, moss or droppings? Alongside the embarrassment of an unpresentable driveway, excessive dirt may also make other parents worry that your home isn't clean or safe enough for their child. Keeping your driveway clean will ensure that your home always looks its best so you don't have to feel ashamed or fearful of judgement.


Laying Fresh Concrete

If you need to lay some fresh concrete, you are in the right place. Laying fresh concrete can be a real challenge. Not only do you need to make sure it pours into the right place, you also need to work quickly to smooth it over before it sets and becomes solid. When I decided to concrete my drive, I was really worried that I would mess it up. Thankfully, I had the support of my brother Victor who is a concrete expert. He demonstrated exactly what I needed to do and I am really pleased with the results. I hope this blog helps you with your concreting project.


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