I am new to pressure washing, bought a home new last year and the driveway was put on about 15 months ago. I borrowed a friends 2800 psi pressure washer and used the green nozzle (25 degree tip) to power wash my driveway. I pressure washed it about two times. Once the concrete was dried, I immediately noticed long parallel broom lines in the concrete (See pic via google drive link). I am not sure if I etched the concrete with the pressure washing or if those broom lines were always there and i just noticed it after the dirt was gone.
I am going crazy as its a new home / driveway and i would not like to see my investment go in the drain. Any idea of what can be done now or how i should approach this?
Oh really. I called the local pressure washing company here where i live and they told me i used too much pressure and it removed the cream from the concrete. I used the 25 degree nozle from 6 inches away.
Yep, broom finish. Pretty standard on a lot of drives. Probably a little more noticeable once you cleaned because even with broom finish you get a little creme that settles between the lines. But you’re fine. Local pw company idiots if they told you that.
OK so i just want to know that even if I would have pressed on the trigger from a larger distance, the broom finish would still be more apparent after cleaning? One thing I notice is that the broom finish is more apparent in some spots and its smoother in other spots.
It’s probably just how they finished it. They probably pressed down a Lil harder on the broom in some spots and not so hard in others. Or it’s probably just not as deep in some spots due to high traffic area. google broomed finished concrete like Max said ull see all the different pics of Broomed concrete.