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Cleaning a Concrete Driveway Without a Pressure Washer

Just because your concrete driveway is low maintenance doesn’t mean you can leave it be. Here is a list of good cleaning practices so you can keep your driveway and walkways looking great.

Cleaning the Driveway


  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Deck brush
  • Garden hose and sprayer
  • Sawdust or kitty litter
  • Washing Soda

Treating Stains

For fresh-oily stains, you can use

Kitty litter or sawdust on stains caused by grease or oil. Leave the product sit for 24 hours to absorb as much of the contaminant as possible. Sweep it up and dispose of the material.

Sweeping the Driveway

Eliminate any dirt, grime, mud, or rotting leaves by sweeping the entire area. Next, grab your garden hose and spray your driveway with water.

Creating a Cleaning Solution

Mix 2 ½ ounces of washing soda with 16 cups of hot water.

For fresh stains, you can use powdered dishwashing detergent, baking soda, powder laundry detergents, oven cleaners, and even Coca-Cola! Older stains may require commercial stain-removing agents like Terminator HSD.

Cleaning the Driveway

Submerge a deck brush into the solution and scrub the affected area. Rewet the brush from time to time.

Rinse the driveway with fresh, clean water.

More Driveway Cleaning Tips

wash your driveway with a pressure washerAvoid putting the dirty water into nearby green areas, as large amounts of chemicals can damage your lawn and plants.

If your driveway or walkway is extremely dirty and stained, you can use a pressure washer, or apply trisodium phosphate cleaners.

Even though using a power washer will provide quicker results, it only needs to be done twice yearly to keep the driveway or walkway looking nice.

Stay tuned for more information on washing your driveway with a pressure washer.

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