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Phil J

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Pressure Washing Block Paving
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:34:31 am »
Hey Lads,
I've got a block paving drive to clean. The problem is it's on a steep incline running onto the road below. I'm just a little worried about the wastewater runoff. Any suggestions on not making too much of a mess?
Thanks, Phil.

Smudger

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 09:33:00 am »
The flippant reply is - it's just water !

When the water reaches the road will it go across or stay in the gutter - where is the nearest drain ?

If you need to guide the water use sandbags

Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

Phil J

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 04:59:52 pm »
Hey Darran,
Thanks for the reply, it's in a cul-de-sac and will run onto the road. I think there's a gutter across the other side so hopefully, we can wash it into that. We sweep up most of the bigger stuff as we go, so fingers crossed.

SB Cleaning

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 07:07:18 pm »
Sounds like a dream  job to me :D

Just let the water run off into the road and keep all the muck  on driveway scooping up into a bucket along the way ;)

Smudger

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 05:51:11 am »
rinse the road down before leaving


Darran
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

www.oddbodscleaning.co.uk

Mike Halliday

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 06:58:25 am »
It’s as Darren says, rinse off the rd.

You could have a helper frantically sweeping the water towards the road gutter or try and create a dam with sand to direct the water towards the grass or drive sides.
Mike Halliday.  www.henryhalliday.co.uk

Phil J

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 06:36:38 am »
Thanks for the reply's lads, I'll let you know once we're finished. Fingers crossed.

zesty

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Re: Pressure Washing Block Paving
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2019, 07:09:50 am »
Sounds perfect, love it when the water drains into the road, keeps it off the driveway. Makes it easier to clean and rinse.

If it’s a cul de sac, even better! Barely any traffic!

Just rinse off the road, and ‘water broom’ it to the nearest drain.