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I wanted to record the fantastic job that Scott has done on our driveway. He’s been out there every spare day when the weather has been mild enough, power washing from Dawn till dusk. I reckon it has taken him 5 or 6 full days work, but the drive has been transformed! Just shows what a difference you can make with some real effort!

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Wow - well done Scott! Power-washing must be one of those jobs that takes far more time and effort than is expected, like photocopying. (I think, on reflection, "effort" and "photocopying" don't really fit together quite like "effort" and "power-washing"!) The drive looks fantastic - you would think it had been completely re-surfaced.

19 Dec, 2013

 

yes! Thanks...it took so long because there was about a centimetre of hard compacted mud and moss all over it. So it was a very slow and tedious job, but he did it! Thank goodness we only have one power washer....not my idea of fun at all!

19 Dec, 2013

 

No - nor mine. It's the sort of thing that children beg to be allowed to use, and then find out that it's not fun at all!

19 Dec, 2013

 

Great job, Karen ! Can you send him round here,please!lol.

19 Dec, 2013

 

Snoop!!!! You naughty boy!!!
Tell Scott he has done a wonderful job, personally I don't mind a wee blast on, not with, the power washer - but then I don't have a drive this size.

19 Dec, 2013

 

Yes I don't mind either well done Scott but would only do it in the height of summer when it's much warmer.

19 Dec, 2013

 

Exactly! I like doing the slabs in summer..lits very satisfying. but you should have seen him...he looked like a coal miner! :)) very funny...but very cold!

19 Dec, 2013

 

Gor blimey!!!! he was a man with a mission, Karen he deserves an extra present for his perseverence it must have been so boring as well as cold as its not exactly a small area...
Well done Scott..........

19 Dec, 2013

 

yes, unbelievably dull! He is a Scott of course...I'd have paid a professional!

19 Dec, 2013

 

I see he power-washed that grey car, and it came out red as well :-)

19 Dec, 2013

 

Well Done Scott you have earned your Christmas Pud! a marathon job well done!

19 Dec, 2013

 

;) Andrew! Thanks Carole...extra mince pies for the man!

19 Dec, 2013

 

What a transformation... Well done Scott!

20 Dec, 2013

 

Good job Scott... you can power-wash my teeth any time ;o)

20 Dec, 2013

 

Looks whiter than white..............great job Scott. Maybe Karen you should hire 'him' out ! Lol.

20 Dec, 2013

 

You need to rest now Karen......enjoy Christmas.

20 Dec, 2013

 

I think it's Scott that needs the rest!!

20 Dec, 2013

 

Well done that man, I love doing the slabs....in the spring!! the transformation is worth all the hard work, but then we only have a very small area, nothing like the amount of work involved to complete such a mammoth task as that......earned a few brownie points methinks:-D O:-)

20 Dec, 2013

 

What a huge difference Scott has made to the drive ... you must both be so pleased with it ... no way would my OH have had the patience to do all that!

21 Dec, 2013

 

well done Scott. it's a horrible, messy job, but the results speak for themselves.

21 Dec, 2013

 

Cor!!! didn't he do well :)

Very handy to have (erm...power washers I mean...lol )

Of course Scot is as well !!

22 Dec, 2013

 

Karen - do we get to see this paragon of the power wash?

22 Dec, 2013

 

Oh yes !!! a picky would be good !! :)

22 Dec, 2013

 

Yes, I'd like a pic too. Erm...just a word of warning to others. If you have a block paved drive it's best not to powerwash them. I have this on good authority from the OH who used to lay these as part of his job. Power washing tends to remove the sand from between the blocks, leaving them prone to movement and room for weeds etc to grow. Just thought I'd pass this on.
As for your drive Karen, it looks fantastic, well done Scot!

7 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Waddy for that info about power washers ..
any other areas where they should not be used please ?

7 Jan, 2014

 

Not to my knowledge TT, but I'll check with the OH and get back to you if there are.

7 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Waddy ..
and thanks Karen for use of this thread to ask more about power washers :o) x

7 Jan, 2014

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