House and Drive Porn

Just finished the drive on this little horse farm Friday night. Did house, 10K foot stucco, with 5500 ft of concrete patio and pool deck, couple of weeks ago. Finally found time to get back to drive and parking area Friday. Was able to DS majority of house, took a few hits except for chimneys, used gas roof pump at 4% several coats on those. All concrete pre and post treated with strong HW mix. Approx 160 gal of SH used total. House and drive 15 years old, never been cleaned. Plus must have had 100 of the little concrete balustrades around patio and pool that had to be cleaned.

@Kentucky1234 probably does these all the time since he’s in horse country. House not the largest I’ve done, but definitely one of the longer driveways.

Way to many pics to post individually, here’s link to dropbox -

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Looks amazing!

Oh…my…word. How long did that take?

About 22 man hours, counting helper, in house and related concrete, etc. About the same on concrete drive areas. Water on drive section was tough, closet good spigot was at barn, so once we got over about 300’ from that, we had to cut down to only using one machine. At the end had 450’ of hose into tank so that probably cost us us a few hours, which I had kind of expected might happen.

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You’re a machine, I get exhausted after 5 hours doing a housewash, sidewalk and a Trex deck.

Tell me about it. Had to work most of day yesterday, so I was dragging all day today. Eleven hours on surface cleaning up and down hills Friday, my back was reminding me how old I am.

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Looks great man, I’ve been working on a similar job two 15,000sf stucco buildings just as dirty. Curious, why downstream that? I started at 2%, then went to 3 and quickly to 4 after the first applications at lower amounts required a second hit.

Nah, you’ve got it backwards Rick, it’s a reminder of how fit you are, I bet that dog of yours got a walk too when you got home lol

Bet they were thrilled! Nice job!

Awesome job Rick! Looks amazing….yeah we cleaned a 15k house and 7k driveway…we get some pretty good size estates here. Driveways that seem to never end, :joy:. Hardly do stucco though….that was a dirty house too, use any hot water on the concrete?

Was definitely the largest stucco house I’ve done, pretty rare here. No, didn’t use heat on this one, for a couple of reasons. One was cost, would have added another $200 to my cost. It was really dirty, but hardly any, what I call embedded algae. With the pre-treat, it was lightening up fairly good and as you can see in the first drive pic looking towards the barn, it was cleaning up really well. That pic was before we post treated, didn’t even really need. And it was 80 deg already, lol.

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Please tell me you had some monster surface cleaner on that 1/4 mile driveway. I would be on that thing two days with my 19".

I’ve done some long driveways with my 24” Ground Force and 19” Extreme Classic, going at the same time. It covers more than you think….

This one took about 3 hours, 5500 sq/ft. The lichens under the trees took a good nuking.


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Looks good Brock!

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You getting .25 square foot in Louisville?

Does look good. You keep that up and I won’t be able to have fun with you about your surface cleaning, lol. Three hours isn’t bad. Anytime you can average about 2k/hr between pre-treating, cleaning and post treating, you’re ok.

Started off with the Mondo and the 24" but Mondo was such a pain on the slope, and it was all sloped to some degree, that once we started running short on water and went to one machine, we just went with the 24" Aqua Pro. I was expending more energy keeping the mondo halfway straight than I was cleaning. It was all side hill. My lines looked like a drunk snake in places.

Kentucky is right, if you just keep a good steady pace and be methodical you can knock out a lot of work even with a 24’

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Your Michigan trainee here, Rick. It all looks amazing. Nice work. I thought I cleaned some long driveways, but after seeing that, I m still a newbie. I may call you in a day or two to ask a few questions about a 7000 sq ft limestone home I’m pricing, if you’re willing.

Sure. Glad you’re still around.

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