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Tire Marks On Sealed Driveway

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by NickSnow&Mow, Mar 19, 2016.

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  1. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    Hey guys, So I have this sealed concrete driveway that's super slippery so I'll occasionally spin the tires on it. Now that the snows all gone there a small patches of tire marks all over the place. Gasoline or anything like that will ruin the finish but I tried just soap and water and it didn't seem to do anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Nick
     
  2. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
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    Maybe a pressure washer with hot water or steam cleaner. Either way you might remover some of the sealer.
     
  3. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
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    This happened on my driveway the last few heavy winters. Pushing up banks and large snows if you spin the tires will actually scrape off some of the sealer which is what happened in my driveway. Not sure if you had more of skid marks or burnouts or like me scrapes down to the old pavement top.
     
  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    The fun of doing snow. Put some pics up. You may have to put sealer over the areas. Did you just leave marks, or remove the sealer?
     
  5. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    Ill try and get some pics. I don't think I removed the sealer. Just black spots.
     
  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
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    sounds like you displaced the sealer...happens with cheap stuff
     
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    If the customer is complaining. Seal coat the drive way and be done with it. Next season, put a clause in your contracts for this happening, or pass on this customer.
     
  8. brianbrich1

    brianbrich1 PlowSite.com Addict
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    He said concrete driveway. What will adding sealer over it do its clear
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    Read his post first sentence. Sealed concrete driveway. I've never seen a sealed concrete driveway before. Around here, it's asphalt or pavers.
     
  10. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    Kinda why asked for pictures. Hey I'm always willing to learn something new. If he's blowing the drives, how is he spinning the tires that much?
     
  11. Hysert

    Hysert PlowSite.com Addict
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    Nick I would think a power washer will remove the rubber however a reseal mite be required, problem you mite run into is resealing that specific spot mite stand out?? And some sealers don't agree with others?? Worst case you will need to strip the entire driveway and reseal everything!! That will be a costly mistake unfortunately.. I would think twice about doing any drives in the future with any stamped/exposed agg or sealed surface. Plain white concrete no problem... tough call either way? Goodluck!!!
     
  12. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    This is possible, but I would like to see some good pictures of the driveway and tire marks first.
     
  14. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Sealed concrete, We only seal concrete driveways when poured and finished for slow cure, Why is it so slippery does not have a broom finish? You need to put up a pic. It could of had a epoxy cover etc.
     
  15. NickSnow&Mow

    NickSnow&Mow Senior Member
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    Thank you I think that's the plan. Use some degreaser and hope it doesn't take the finish off. If it does then I'll redo those spots with the finish. If that doesn't work I guess I'll have to whip out the Honda and redo the whole thing. Maybe "sealer" is the wrong word for it. It's a fancy coloured concrete drive with a very slippery shines clear coat over it. Thought it was called a sealer.
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Oh boy....better post pics.
     
  17. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    It most likely is a sealer, especially now that you mention its colored/decorative concrete. Even more caution should be used, now that you mentioned this.....but I still say start with simple green/water/push broom. Go light with the scrubbing of the push broom.
     
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Good info here.
     
  19. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Curing agents are for curing concrete, not sealer. Maybe your mistaken that you've used a product thats a "cure & seal". And a driveway with a light broom finish and a couple coats of a topical decorative sealer can become very slick
     
  20. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    At least with the simple green, hes not out any big money. $6 or $7 bottle goes a long way....besides, he may find he likes having it around the shop for various things. I know its a regular fixture in our shop and job trailers.
     
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