If you have a brick paver driveway chances are you have an oil spot or oil spots on it that you would like to clean off. Even if it is not from our own vehicles there has probably been a service vehicle or delivery truck that has leaked oil while on your driveway. A few small spots, even on a large driveway can be very eye cathing and take away from the beauty of a brick paver driveway.
There are a few methods you can try to remove oil spots from brick pavers. The trick is removing the oil spots without discoloring the bricks. There are many cleaners that will take care of the oil spot but leave you with a brick that is bleached from its original color.
The first method is to use a simple degreaser like simple green or any degreaser that you fin at the big box stores. For some fresh oil stains these will work if done right away and will not harm the pavers.
Another method is to use hot water to clean the paver. At Paver Protector we use this method for most oil spot removals because our pressure washing equipment has a diesel burner which heats the water up to over 200 degrees. Without this equipment you might try using heated water from a microwave along with a degreaser and scrubbingto remove the oil spot from the brick pavers.
If you cannot remove the oil spot on your own call Paver Protector for a free consultation to see if it is something we can remove for you. Odds are we can remove it, if not we have other methods of hiding or relocating the stain so that it is not a distraction to the appearance of your brick paver driveway. For deep stains that cannot be completely removed Paver Protector can often pull the stained pavers and switch them out with pavers ina more hidden location like under a grill or along a far side of the driveway. This is a great alternative to pulling the stained pavers and replacing with new since brick pavers always fade from the sun and new pavers will be a darker color, sometimes sticking out more than the stain itself.
The good news is there are other ways that Paver Protector can help you restore the orignal beauty of your brick paver driveway after being damaged by oil or other stains. Even driveways as badly stained as the one below that had a snowplows oil case burst when plowing the driveway resulting in all of the trucks oil spilling onto their concrete brick pavers.
To have oil stains or any other stains removed from your brick paver driveway, patio or walkway in the Northern Illinois area call Paver Protector Inc at 630-488-0069 or email us at Info@PaverProtector.com Paver Protector Serves the following areas of Northern Illinois- Barrington, Inverness, Palatine, Schaumburg, Bartlett, Elgin, Dundee, South Elgin, Algonquin, Lake in The Hills, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Elburn, Burlington, St. Charles, Wasco, Geneva, West Chicago, Sycamore, Dekalb, Batavia, North Aurora, and other surrounding areas.