Different properties have different types of concrete surfaces. Some are more durable than others and may require special maintenance. The soft washing method is an ideal and effective option to take care of any issues before your concrete experiences any further damage or staining. In this month’s blog, we will identify various types of concrete and why they should be maintained through routine cleaning and soft washing.

Regular Poured Concrete

Poured concrete is extremely durable and is the most common type of concrete used for driveways, walkways, patios, and so on. Concrete has a long life span, however it is also dependent on how well maintained it is. Over the years, dirt, grime, and even tire marks will leave the concrete dark and discolored. Getting it professionally soft washed is a great way to remove all of that dirt and leave the outside of your home clean and fresh. Not only will the area look brighter but it will also increase the curb appeal of your home. Homeowners should also consider getting their concrete resealed to further increase its life span and to prevent any chips or cracks from forming.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is patterned concrete and is a popular choice in increasing the aesthetic value of a property. It’s most commonly used for pool decks, patios, and walkways. The way it’s designed can emulate other textures including brick, slate, tile, and other various patterns. However, stamped concrete does slightly lack in durability compared to poured concrete. It also requires routine cleaning especially if it was installed in an area that experiences a lot of foot traffic. It is recommended that stamped concrete should be resealed every two to three years to prevent any color from fading and grime build up. If your stamped concrete has already been sealed but still needs a routine cleaning, soft washing is an excellent option. Soft washing is a much gentler, yet effective, approach that won’t ruin or damage the seal and textured surface.


Pavers are both cost-effective and a great design choice for patios and walkways. It’s patterned and rough surface is also slip-resistant. They are also much easier to replace if damaged since you would only need to replace the damaged section instead of the whole area. With proper installation, pavers require little maintenance but they can still attract dirt and grime, especially in between any gaps or recesses. If left ignored, the dirt build up will negatively affect the appeal of your property, leaving the pavers looking stained and discolored. Weeds may even grow in between the gaps without regular sweeping and cleaning. Soft washing is an amazing solution to counter these problems and the water and cleaning agent mixture will penetrate and remove any build up.


Regardless of the type of concrete you may have on your property, it can all benefit from professional soft washing services. It’s important to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of your property for health reasons and increased curb appeal. Rely on the experts at Oceantime Pressure Washing LLC to get the job done in an efficient and thorough manner. We have years of experience and have left many customers satisfied with our soft washing services. For more information, visit our website or contact us at (904) 994-0045.