If you want your driveway cleaned and sealed this fall, you need to act now

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Pristine Clean’s professionally-trained technicians clean your concrete surfaces with state-of-the-art walk-behind surface cleaners, then apply a silane-siloxane sealant which creates a hydrophobic barrier, protecting your driveway, patio and walkways from Northeast Ohio’s harsh winter.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

There are lots of characters in the various superhero universes out there, but none of them are dedicated to protecting your concrete from one of Northeast Ohio’s most sinister villains: the freeze-thaw cycle.

That’s where Ken Wilson and Anthony Alberino come in. This dynamic duo are the founders of Pristine Clean, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest and fastest growing pressure washing companies. In an industry filled with countless “splash and dash” competitors, these two guys stand out.

“From the very beginning our mission has been to create an experience that’s informative and low stress...a service that our moms would feel comfortable using,” says Anthony.

“From the first phone call to the finished job, we’re crafting a culture of catering to and educating the customer. We don’t hire pushy salespeople because we don’t have to. That’s what’s driving our explosive growth.”

Protecting Your Driveway
“When people think of power washing, they often think only of the aesthetics,” Ken adds. “Yes, we can make your property shine, but we can also protect it, especially your driveway. It’s easy to underestimate the power of ice, but the freeze-thaw cycle can destroy a driveway. That’s why regularly cleaning and sealing it is so important.”

Water, Ken says, can be extremely damaging to concrete’s structure. “It penetrates on a molecular level, then when it freezes, it expands and takes up to nine percent more space, shattering your concrete,” he says.

“Our goal in sealing is to fill those molecular spaces so water cannot penetrate them, ensuring the integrity of your driveway, patio and walkways.”

Using high-tech walk-behind cleaning units, the highly trained techs at Pristine deep clean the concrete to clear it of dirt and contaminants. Then they apply a sealer made of silane-siloxane, which chemically reacts to create a hydrophobic barrier.

“Concrete is porous and the holes are various sizes,” Ken explains.

“We use this unique combination because silane fills the small spaces, and siloxane expands into the bigger spaces. Plus, after the application, our sealer will mitigate staining and protect your driveway and walkways against further contaminants, such as oils and road salt.”

If you want your driveway cleaned and sealed this fall, you need to act now. As soon as the nighttime temperatures drop too low—and that’s coming faster than any of us would hope—concrete sealants cannot penetrate and protect.

In addition to concrete clean and seal services, Pristine Clean also power washes homes and decks and cleans roofs. If you haven’t had your home power washed this season, Ken says it’s still in your long-term best interest to eliminate built-up grime, algae and moss from the siding and roof before winter arrives.

The Best Up Front Price Every Time
Unfortunately, there are home improvement companies out there who will quote an exaggerated price for a service in hopes that the homeowner will not try to negotiate down.

Pristine doesn’t do that.

“You won’t find pricing gimmicks or games with us,” Anthony says. “That’s just not how we roll. Every customer gets our best price, up front, period.”

For Ken and Anthony, a well-educated customer is the best kind.

“We always take the time to explain what we’re doing,” adds Ken. “After all, we are in the business of helping people take the best care of their homes, and we respect what an important job that is. And the more people understand about our industry, the more likely they are to choose us.”

Headquartered in Berea, Pristine Clean beautifies homes throughout Northeast Ohio. They are consistent winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. Call 440-454-7041 to arrange for a free estimate, or visit PristineClean.com. All technicians are bonded, insured and certified by the Power Washers of North America.