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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by The_good_life, 31st May, 2016.

  1. The_good_life

    The_good_life Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Looking for options on how I can make our current driveway look better. They're red pavers (about 12 years old..)

    Over the green moss and weeds. After recommendation on tradies/companies in Sydney - North West and on what's the best way to renew this at a low cost/low maintenance.

    Thank you

    Photos from google, but looks similar.
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  2. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    high pressure water hose. brings them back to life.i do mine yealy.
    borrow a petrol one if u can
     
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    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Boiling water works well to kill weeds in pavers.
    Marg
     
  6. The_good_life

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    Thanks all. Looks like I'll have to do some work! hah!

    I must have not used the right kind of pressure cleaner. Found it very time consuming with very little to show for all the work!

    Can you recommend a specific one or type?

    Thanks
     
  7. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    My father in law has a Karcher with a Honda motor.
    I think it's 2.5HP, smashes the electric ones. Pretty loud though.

    I usually end up full of dirt when the spray hits the bits between the pavers, all the dirt flies up and hits me in the face. :(
     
  8. mikey7

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    A pressure cleaner is slow work..
    I use my parents crappy Karcher (one up from base model) to clean their tiles every year. It takes a couple of hours, but its worth it.
    You can speed up the process a bit with a bigger machine, but then you have to be careful, as some of the high powered ones will slowly dig into concrete.

    If you were going to buy one, look for a petrol powered one, with at least 2000psi, and 7L/minute. That should cover you in a heap of uses, and will be perfect with the driveway.

    They aren't cheap though. If you're going to use it a fair bit, get a decent one. You can buy one from bunnings that fits the bill, but they are cheap crap. Not sure on costs of hiring.. check Kennards or similar.
     
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