This is why you want to get on Pristine Clean’s fall schedule now

Pristine Driveway Clean And Seal
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 Mitch Allen

Right now, the chipmunks and squirrels in my backyard are especially busy stuffing their cheeks with seeds from my bird feeders. They’re doing naturally we all should be doing: preparing for winter.

And that includes getting your concrete cleaned, sealed and protected now, because when the temps dip, it’ll be too late.

“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,” says Ken Wilson, who, along with Anthony Alberino, owns Pristine Clean. “That’s why August and September are such big months for us. If you don’t do it now, it won’t get done.”

Having a beautiful, like-new driveway is important for your home’s curb appeal, but the more essential reason for having your driveway cleaned and sealed is to protect it from Northeast Ohio’s damaging freeze-thaw cycle and ensure its long life.

“The cost of concrete and labor has soared over the past few years,” Ken adds. “Worse, there’s a concrete shortage, so manufacturers have been cutting corners and delivering lower-quality concrete to contractors. That means it’s even more important now to protect your concrete. The average price of a new concrete driveway is around $12,000, which makes this an investment well worth protecting.”

Preventing Chipping, Pitting, Cracking
“Water can be most damaging to concrete’s structure,” says Ken. “It penetrates into the molecules, then when it freezes, it expands and takes up to nine percent more space, shattering your concrete. Our goal in sealing is to fill those molecular spaces so water cannot penetrate them, ensuring the integrity of your driveways, 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.”

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 hits.

Best Price, Up Front
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.

“We feel that honesty and professionalism are the main reasons for our spectacular growth trajectory,” says Ken. “You won’t find pricing gimmicks or games with us. That’s just not how we roll. Every customer gets our best price, up front, period.”

A well-educated customer is welcome at Pristine Clean.

“We always take the time to explain what we are 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. That’s why we hire the best technicians and extensively train and certify them, as well as use state-of-the-art products and advanced machinery. We’re in this for the long haul and our reputation is on the line with every job.”

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 All technicians are bonded, insured and certified by the Power Washers of North America.

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