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Question DetailsAsked on 2/26/2018

Cost to power wash driveway

Cost to pressure wash long driveway and sidewalk

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Varies widely - you can find one-man or fly by night outfits who will do it for around $0.15-0.20/SF, with a minimum charge of about $70. At the other extreme are some outfits who charge around $1/SF. Common "midrange" price generally around $0.20-0.40 or so per square foot and something in $100-125 minimum trip charge range.

And price does not necessarily correlate with performance, though as the following link shows in some excellent photos, a poorly done job with a wand sprayer can be a real problem - I recommend taking before and after photos while wet. Safest and highest quality way to do it is with a rotary brush sprayer unit, which can pretty much eliminate the streaking. Asphalt (unless the guy is way over-pressuring it) tends to show streaking like that a lot more than concrete.

Other alternative, for casual use, is to buy about a $70-100 home 1500-2000 psi electric pressure washer unit and learn to do it yourself, starting off easy and working up in intensity as you learn how concentrated the spray needs to be and how much is too much - but you should expect some streaking to show.

Here is a pretty good summary article on buying a pressure washer for light home use - for just occasional use unless you intent to take to a cabin or use on a boat away from power outlet is to get an electric one - otherwise a gas one will invariably sit for many months or years without running and sludge up in the tank and carb.

Here is a related question including good and bad result photos, FYI:

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