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    Lots and Lots of road grease and salt on my nice newish blockpaving driveway

    Any suggestions on best way to clean and with what kind of detergent?

    I was thinking about jet wash in the spring with some swarfega driveway cleaner

    Any other thoughts?

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    Your idea sounds perfect. I do my patio slabs with my neighbours jetwash, VERY time consuming but always comes up a treat. Before and after photo's could be nice... god I'm sad!!!

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    If you have a Karcher, the DirtBlaster attachment works an absolute treat on paths/drives etc.

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    oil is a pain on brickweave driveways. Seriously I wouldnt leave it a minute more than you can and if it a direct oil spill I would sawdust it 24 hours before swarfega/ gunk driveway cleaner and pressurewasher. Buy a good bristle broom from B&Q as you can use this to agitate and foam the driveweay cleaner in.

    ps - make sure you move all your (and any neighbours) cars well away whilst pressure washing - as I dont know how splashed of driveway cleaner and thrown up salt/dirt/grime will react.

    Buy a bag of kiln dried sand and 24 hours after blasting the drive - empty the bag and brush all over to re-fill the mortar joints.

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    Thanks everyone ... no oil as such, just the horrible salt / dirt mixture the cars pick up from the road ... will wait until Spring.

    Yes I do have a Karcher

    Cheers

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    As mentioned by Kichpoo. Watch you don't blast out all the joints.

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    Be careful with the Karcher - they do clean them up well but as kitchpoo & MLC have said you want to try and avoid blasting the sand out of the joints as this is what keeps the sets stable. You are usually OK if you use the nozzle to give a fan spray and hold angle. Worth getting a bag of kiln dried sand anyway to reapply but it must be done when the sets are completely dry, just brush in with a soft sweeping brush.

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