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powerwashing new concrete

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bigviclbi, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    My guys got tire tracks on concrete and when I went to powerwash it off the powerwasher left some lines in the concrete. The powerwasher isn't very strong and I've powerwashed before but never had anything like this happen. The concrete is a little less than a year old. How should I remove the tire tracks and is there a timeframe for not powerwashing new concrete?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    All you are taking off is a layer of concrete tire marks are the hardest to pull up.Sun should pull the lines away.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Try soap water and a stuff brush
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Back when I was a little kid, by dad would use gasoline to remove stuff like that.

    I expect that in the many years since, they've come up with something better :)
  5. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    There is stuff that takes rust out but rubber ? Is the customer fussing over the problem? I am frustrated with the tires on my tractors what are the marks from? There are cleaners I have to look up the names. I just powerwash the whole area don't stay in one spot too long??
  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    Marks are from a skidsteer not too bad but still i couldn'tr get them off completely. Should have used plywood.

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