Cleaning Driveways


The method of cleaning driveways will depend on how the driveway has been treated in the past if at all, or whether any sealants have been applied to the surface.

Our methods include:

Hot pressure washing - Mostly used on external areas, this removes maximum dirt and bacteria off your drive resulting in a very clean finish to block paving, that might need further treatment with steam or possibly chemical cleaning to remove paint, rust or staining.

Cold pressure washing - Mainly used on open areas that would normally be soiled or dirty from long term wear and tear on the surface, this type of driveway cleaning results in a ready to seal state that will repel further soiling and staining.

Chemical cleaning - Used frequently on driveways to remove all manner of staining and long term dirt deposits. The majority of chemicals are alkaline and do not affect surfaces when used correctly resulting in many decades of soiling removed without any change to the substrate. Sealing can be applied as soon as surfaces are dry, protecting long term and easy to maintain.

Increasingly we are asked to clean algae off driveways and patios that once established are hard to remove even with pressure washing.

We are able to remove the algae with harmless chemical treatments that prevent regrowth leaving your driveways, patios and block paving as good as new.

With our damp climate this is a recurring problem for many, however, cleaning algae, moss and lichen is easily achievable and with the correct maintenance programme can be eradicated effectively.

Steam cleaning - Releases a multitude of surface stains and dirt where possible and when the dirt is removed promptly, leaves a clean hygienic surface ready to seal once dry.

Smartseal Video


Cleaning driveways will benefit from being sealed on completion of the cleaning process, protecting surfaces from becoming affected by further dirt and staining.

A seal will come in 2 basic types, those that penetrate the surface to protect, or those that are applied onto and adhere to the surface to repel in much the same way. These are known as 'sit in' or 'sit on' protectors.


Restoration can be as little as replacing the occasional block, repairing jointing or making good to larger areas maintaining the basic structure of your drive. The borders and edges must be kept in good order to maintain strength and stability.


We operate a free cleaning driveways service for all our clients notifying you of follow ups to any initial treatment.

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For a free survey and quotation anywhere in the areas of Cardiff, Penarth, Newport, Cwmbran & Chepstow (CF & NP) please contact us today.

Also South Wales and The South West of England.

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Free survey and quotation to survey and cost your installation.

Mobile: 07889 123451

Cardiff: 029 2009 1600

Newport: 01633 530222

Please contact us for more information, our estimating services are completely free of charge and without obligation.

Mike Lyons


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NP postcode areas covered

Abercarn,  Abergavenny,  Abertillery, Beachley, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr, Caerleon, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Crickhowell, Crumlin,  Cwmbran, Cwmfelinfach, Ebbw Vale, Forest of Dean, Griffithstown, Hereford, Little Mill, Llandegveth, Magor, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pontllanfraith, Pontypool, Powys, Raglan, Redbrook, Rhymney, Risca, Sedbury, Torfaen, Tredegar, Underwood, Usk, Welsh Newton, Ynysddu.

CF postcode areas covered

Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Rhoose, Sully, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy.

Other areas by arrangement

28 Harlech Drive, Newport NP10 8QS

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"Having 45 years knowledge and experience since starting my apprenticeship in 1972, I believe I can help with your enquiry. Please email me, give me a call, or text me ".

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Mike Lyons

p.s. "If you'd just like some information instead of arranging a survey please text me on 07889 123451 at any time".

And there's even more on our tile and stone cleaning and  restoration website.


Free complimentary cleaning solutions with all completed domestic installations, cleaning or restoration of tile and stone.


Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers

Dear Mike,

Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.

"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.

Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.

Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.

On behalf of IKEA,

Jeff Baldrey
Customer Relations Manager
IKEA Wales

Caring for IKEA customers

A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.



Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...
It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.

Richard and Dana Edwards


Mike has carried out various installations for us.

Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.

I would recommend Mike to anyone and will keep using him in the future.

Cheers Mike

Karen & Anthony Howarth


Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!

The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.

You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.

Many thanks!

Noel & Hayley Corley


Just wanted to thank Mike for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.

It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.

Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.

Thanks again Mike.

Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff


Mike & Alex

Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.

We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.

I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.

Many thanks

We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.

Jennifer & Bob Way


Dear Mike and team,

Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.

Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.


Chris and Jude