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Beer

I've been having a nightmare lately . I've recently cleaned a  drive way with a 0.4 hypo mix half water half hypo was a very hot day rinsed well and left the customer was happy at the time . I've had a phone call saying that there's light white paint like marks on the drive way which is a soft of fiber glass plastic ridged looking driveway which isn't usuall looking type of surface I'm worried that I have damaged the lot anyone have any info on this 

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What type of driveway was it? monoblock

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Beer

it was like a flag stone driveway and have got a coating which I'm not sure what it is

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Sounds as if it had been sealed by a sealer of some sort. The hypo mix is usually 1 part hypo mixed with 3 or 4 parts water and a mug of surfactant. Maybe your mix was too strong and reacted with the sealer. You would need to post some pictures but these things happen when we are starting out.

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Beer

will I need to replace that drive way or can this be resolved . I haven't seen the thing yet and do mention to the lady that it should go with water and rinsing 

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Pjj
On 23/05/2018 at 20:51, Beer said:

will I need to replace that drive way or can this be resolved . I haven't seen the thing yet and do mention to the lady that it should go with water and rinsing 

 

 

Really need some pictures to see to see what’s going on : we have never had a problem using g hypo on any surface we just adjust the mix according to what we are doing 

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Beer

Me neither the lady was flapping due to the sun being so warm I think we've had rain since so it's probably soaked away 

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Beer

That's the surface it has white fog on it . I just jet washed it for her again 

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Incheck

I can’t say i’d like to be you right now [emoji51] we probably do around 15-30 driveways per year, i usually just do block paving and indian sandstone/paving slabs/concrete. We haven’t used hypo once. I wouldn’t go near anything that looks like its been sealed or the new pattern imprint ones etc. got an absolutely minging one coming up where i think some sort of chemical would defo help, but i really do avoid it. When it comes to lichen and that i try my hardest to simply blast them away. Takes time and doesnt always happen. but my worst nightmare would be somebody kicking off about something like this. Sounds bad but i’d rather leave it as a 3 or 4 star job than end up in this situation. Got to cover your own ass financially. Even if they decided they weren’t gonna pay or wanted a discount, you’ve lost a day rather than thousands ££££
I may be experimenting with hypo soon but i’m going to be very cautious about it, and try it at home first. E.g. parents/grandparents/mrs houses. Plenty of lichen there and if anything goes wrong it’s not gonna matter. Plus it gives me a little but of experience as regards mixing/using it, etc etc. dreading it tbh


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Your gonna need to 're colour that but don't panic as a drive that size will only cost a about 150 for the colour seal and then just your time unfortunately

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6 hours ago, Incheck said:

I can’t say i’d like to be you right now emoji51.png we probably do around 15-30 driveways per year, i usually just do block paving and indian sandstone/paving slabs/concrete. We haven’t used hypo once. I wouldn’t go near anything that looks like its been sealed or the new pattern imprint ones etc. got an absolutely minging one coming up where i think some sort of chemical would defo help, but i really do avoid it. When it comes to lichen and that i try my hardest to simply blast them away. Takes time and doesnt always happen. but my worst nightmare would be somebody kicking off about something like this. Sounds bad but i’d rather leave it as a 3 or 4 star job than end up in this situation. Got to cover your own ass financially. Even if they decided they weren’t gonna pay or wanted a discount, you’ve lost a day rather than thousands ££££
I may be experimenting with hypo soon but i’m going to be very cautious about it, and try it at home first. E.g. parents/grandparents/mrs houses. Plenty of lichen there and if anything goes wrong it’s not gonna matter. Plus it gives me a little but of experience as regards mixing/using it, etc etc. dreading it tbh


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I did a small softwash today at my sister's house. I just brushed it on a few lion ornaments and indian sandstone wall coping and fifestone. Came up great and all I had was a hose. Cant wait to get my new 250bar pressure washer to see the difference. 

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Pjj

Ime no expert on imprinted concrete but this looks more like the sealer has come off in patches rather than damage from hypo just a guess but would suspect that it needs re coulouring and sealing 

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