Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to Strip Old Sealer Off Pavers

Cleaning & Sealing Pavers by ACME POWERWASH
ACME Powerwash has over 15 years experience cleaning concrete, pavers and other surfaces. We have been using industrial pressure washers since 1996 to clean oil, tire marks, grime, food spills and many other stains from residential and commercial driveways, patios, courtyards, pool areas, etc.

One of the most frequent jobs we are hired for is to strip defective, old sealer from paver surfaces. Our years of experience have enabled us to develop a system for adequately stripping off old sealer. First, our technicians chemically treat the pavers with a commercial-grade stripper. Then we use large, industrial surface cleaners with nozzles spinning at 2500 rpms and blasting out steam and hot water up to 300°F and 3500 psi. Another technician follows behind with a pressure washing wand to cut in corners and rinse everything down. The surface is allowed to dry and the process is repeated as necessary until all remaining stripper is gone.

The final step for any paver restoration process is to apply a fresh coat of industrial-grade sealer. The sealer serves multiple purposes including protecting the pavers from spills/stains and bringing new life to pavers by enhancing their color and giving them a "Wet" appearance. This photo is from a recent residential strip & seal project completed at this beautiful home in Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona. It shows a technician applying a high-solids, wet-look sealer to the cleaned paver surface. This photo demonstrates the dramatic impact that sealing pavers can make to any property.

Visit our paver cleaning and sealing website at to learn more about cleaning and sealing your pavers and to see some more photos of recently cleaned projects.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Phoenix Dust Storm Clean-up

Estimates are that last week's "haboob" was over a mile high and 100 miles long! That's a lot of dust and just about everybody we speak with has been impacted by that dust storm in one way or another.

Our power washing technicians have been busy working day and night, 7 days a week, to help our residential and commercial customers clean up the aftermath. We are using an arsenal of industrial pressure washers and 500 gallon water trailers to clean off layers upon layers of dust from homes, commercial buildings, parking lots, driveways, courtyards, patios, etc.

Contact us today to see how we can help you clean up your property!