Oil & Gas Stain Removal and Treatment
Q.) My car has been leaking on my driveway for months, and there are dark oil and gasoline stains everywhere. Will sealing my driveway help this?
A.) A properly sealed driveway will protect from these petrochemical leaks. Before sealing, it is recommended to remove as much excess oil or gasoline from the surface. These fluids do major damage to asphalt and interlock surfaces, as they accelerate natural breakdown. They include chemicals that interact negatively with the paving and can lead to major replacement costs.
If you believe that there is a significant amount of oil on your driveway, there’s a great product to help you remove it quickly. Here`s how: Go to your local hardware store and purchase a box of T.S.P. (Trisodium Phosphate) Powder. Be sure to follow all instructions and safety precautions before using.
Once applied and rinsed off, you should find that your oil stain has been reduced and will hopefully save your asphalt from major damage. To protect from further stains, sealed asphalt repels oil and gas to prevent stains from daily use. Each driveway is different, call us to receive individualized treatment
If T.S.P. is needed and used, our oil spot primer will work much better and your end result will be even more spectacular.
Remember, its not just oil and gasoline that are harmful to your driveway! Any motor fluid will cause damage, and so will any sprays or lubricants for your vehicle. If you are servicing your own vehicle, be sure to cover any parts of your driveway that you may be using. It is better to avoid a spill than to remove one!
Before any job, we always prepare any stains that may blemish the surface of your pavement. While nearly impossible to completely remove the oil from your driveway, you can still save your driveway from some of the damage. By removing as much excess as you can and subsequently applying our oil spot primer, you will be amazed at the difference it will make once freshly sealed.
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