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Cleaning rocks

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by CraigL, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. CraigL

    CraigL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Ive been collecting some rocks from the construction sites recently and I am going to use alot of them to build a natural stone path through my yard. Alot of the rocks have dirt and other stains on them, is there anything I can do to them to get them as clean as possible?

  2. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    uhhh, pressure washer?
  3. CraigL

    CraigL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    No chemicals?
  4. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    I wouldn't, if you don't have to.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Personally, I'd just get a hose and a little scrub brush if its that big of a concern. I wouldn't touch them at all if I was going for a natural look...unless of course they were recently unearthed and a caked with dirt.
  6. 600rrpilot

    600rrpilot LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 58

    if you really want to clean them. and i mean clean. use Muriatic Acid. I have personal experience and used it for years and the stuff is great. Just use it properly and in a well ventilated area.

    heres an article i found online about using it on masonry surfaces.


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