Why oil stain removal is important on driveways and why you should act quickly.
Did you know that when Oil Stains are left untreated they will deteriorate your concrete surfaces?
Concrete is made up of sand, aggregates and a binder known as cement. In cases where the oil stain has been untreated for a while, it starts to degenerate the binder and the top of your pavement surface will start to erode, in the case of asphalt may become soft.
It’s always best to treat oil stains as soon as possible.
The longer the stain is left on the surface the more it will saturated into it, causing the surface area of the concrete or asphalt to deteriorate quickly.
Unfortunately it only takes one incorrect process to permanently stain many surfaces.
It is important that oil is removed from the surface as soon as possible to prevent deep penetration.
If you are unfortunate enough to sustain an oil spill, act immediately by covering the area with sand, saw dust or kitty litter to soak up as much oil as possible. Our team can clean this up and dispose of responsibly on arrival.
Sometimes the best course of action is to prevent something from happening in the first place.
You can prevent oil stains by sealing the surfaces.
A sealcoat is a sealer for your concrete or asphalt surface that protects it from oil stains, oxidation, UV radiation, and water penetration.
The purpose of a sealer is to maintain the current condition of your pavement. If you’re pavement is in good condition, then a sealer will keep it in good condition.
Whilst you have a number of options as to how you treat oil stains, the most important thing is that you take action as soon as possible. The longer you allow oil stains to become saturated into your pavement, the more your pavement will deteriorate, and the more costly it is to correct.
Extensive research by the Engineering Department at Graffiti Eaters has developed a range of processes and equipment to clean up your worst problem spills, quickly and environmentally safely.
Whether your problem is oil spots on a driveway or a major oil spill over a road, oil stain removal is a priority if you want to maintain the integrity of the surface. Our team can organise the road closure, contain oil spread, chemically neutralise to restore the substrate, vacuum collect and safely discharge the waste without harm to the environment.