When it comes to external concrete floors, one of the most common problems to occur is the growth of moss. If the concrete surface is in a fairly moist area and partly shaded throughout the day, these are the perfect conditions for the green substance to grow.
If you’re not careful, moss can easily become a slipping hazard, making walkways and paths dangerous to cross which is why we encourage anyone with an external floor to make sure they are taking appropriate steps to maintain it!
Below we have put together some useful tips for maintaining your concrete floor and getting rid of moss!
Using a pressure washer to maintain your concrete floor is probably the most obvious method to arise. They are one of the fastest ways in which to remove moss from concrete by simply blasting away the area and leaving it clear.
This method has more of a home remedy vibe to it. Baking soda is something usually found in the back of the kitchen cupboard and it has a surprising variety of uses. The powder helps to neutralise the acidic conditions that the moss thrives within. On a dry day, all you need to do is sprinkle the baking soda over the affected areas on the concrete and leave it there for 24 hours. Once the time has passed, simply sweep the moss away!
This method is the most environmentally friendly way to remove the moss without the application of any additional chemicals! Simply boil the water, pour onto the moss and use a stiff brush or broom to scrub away what’s left.
With this method, we would recommend using rubber clothes and wearing old clothing. Mix 1-part household bleach to 1-part water and sprinkle this mixture over the moss using a sprayer. Leave this to soak into the moss for 30 seconds before using a hose to wash away or a stiff brush. Be careful not to get the bleach on desirable flora as this could also kill other plants! Be sure to check out your local garden centre as they may stock specific concentrated bleach used for removing moss from concrete!
There are many different ways to get rid of moss, just like there are many different ways in which to pour concrete! We here at Oxfordshire Concrete Ltd offer a volumetric solution which allows us to pour ready-mix concrete directly where you need it. There’s no need to estimate, as you only pay for what you lay! If you’re interested in our services, feel free to get in contact with us now. Let’s work together and see how we can help with your latest home or commercial project!