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By Emily Rivers
Last updated 8th March 2023

How Much Does Driveway Cleaning Cost?

A very common form of household cleaning service that people choose is to have their driveway professionally cleaned. A high-quality jet or power wash cleaning service can add a new lease of life to any tired paving or concrete and really rejuvenate the overall kerb appeal of your property. It could even add value to your home!

But, if you’re looking to have your driveway cleaned, how much should you expect to pay? The answer will depend on the condition of your driveway and the exact services you need. However, we’ve included some example prices in the table to the right – these are to have a medium sized (i.e. room for two cars) driveway cleaned. Of course, the prices will vary depending on where you are across the country, so we’ve given you approximations based on our knowledge of how local prices change.

For more detail and to help with your research, the rest of this article is packed full of information on how much your driveway cleaning project is likely to cost. So, whether you’ve got a serious lichen, mould, algae, oil stain or dirt issue, you’re just looking to have a simple jet wash, or you’re in need of a full clean and re-sand service, read on to find out how much you could expect to pay.

Driveway cleaning prices

First, we’ll tackle the prices you could pay for driveway cleaning. Jet washing a driveway is a common cleaning job, and while it obviously improves the appearance of your driveway, it can also help the safety and functionality. Driveways that aren’t regularly cleaned can become slippery and unsafe, or even in extreme cases areas of the paving or concrete may sink entirely.

Jet or power washing a driveway is likely to cost somewhere from £180 to £500, depending on the size of the driveway. For smaller single car driveways, expect to pay between £180 and £300. For medium sized, double car driveways expect to pay around £250-£400. And then, for larger driveways with space for more than two cars, expect to pay from £400 upwards.

Cost to clean the driveway

What affects the cost of cleaning a driveway?

As we’ve just mentioned, the main thing that will affect the cost of driveway cleaning is the overall size of your driveway. Most driveway cleaning companies will charge either a fixed day rate (where larger driveways will require multiple people or multiple days), or they’ll apply a standard call out charge plus an additional charge per m2 of driveway that needs cleaning.

Other things that can affect the price include the type of driveway you’ve got, and the condition of it. The type of driveway doesn’t generally make a huge difference, with crazy paving, slab paving and concrete all being relatively similar in price. However, a concrete driveway in particularly poor condition can be more expensive to get cleaned, as this type of driveway can be quite vulnerable and require special attention.

However, while the type of paving you’ve got generally won’t make a difference, the condition of your driveway is likely to make a huge one. The prices we’ve given above assume that your driveway is in reasonably good condition, meaning only fairly minor weeds, dirt, lichen or mould that can be treated and removed with one chemical treatment and a power wash.

However, many driveways are in substantially worse condition than this, and that’s when you’ll end up paying more to get them cleaned and brought back up to a good standard. If you’ve got serious amounts of weeds or lichen growing, you may need multiple courses of weed killer or other chemical treatments, as well as potentially even needing multiple power or jet wash cleaning procedures. This will make your overall bill more expensive, as it will simply take the company far longer to clean your driveway. Plus, more invasive chemical or jet washing treatments will also mean the cleaned driveway will need more attention in the re-sanding and resealing phases, meaning even more work for the tradespeople.

You may be able to reduce this by applying the weed killer treatments yourself to get your driveway up to a better standard. Most companies will offer their own individual quotes for driveways in poor condition, and it can be very dependent on the exact condition. So if your driveway is in very poor condition, it’s worth speaking to a few different tradespeople to get a range of quotes and to discuss the exact solution that’s required.

What’s included in a driveway cleaning service?

Driveway cleaning is generally a four stage process, involving:

  • Treating the area with weed killer and other chemicals
  • Power or jet washing to clean the entire driveway
  • Re-sanding the joints
  • Resealing any cracks or problem areas

Each step is a vital part of the cleaning process. While some driveways in very good condition may not need every step, it’s generally considered good practice to have them all done. Your chosen driveway cleaning company will be able to advise you on whether they think your driveway is in a good enough condition to not need to be treated or resealed.

Treating the driveway with weed killer or other stain removing chemicals is an important part of the process. Pressure washing alone isn’t enough to remove tough stains or to stop weeds from simply growing back immediately, so this step is all about ensuring your recently cleaned driveway lasts longer. Reputable driveway cleaning companies will know the right chemicals to use for specific stains, and apply them safely and in a way that doesn’t damage the surrounding environment or your garden.

The actual pressure washing step may seem straightforward enough, but washing too harshly can damage certain kinds of driveway, so again choose a reputable driveway cleaning company who will be able to carry out a high-quality cleaning job without damaging the top surface of your paving or concrete.

The process of re-sanding is also a vital part of the process. If you’ve got a paved driveway, the joints between each paving are brushed over with kiln dried sand. This is because pressure washing can dislodge the jointing sand that separates the paving slabs. Over time, if this sand is washed away, the slabs can move around and even come totally loose, creating a safety issue and damaging the structural integrity of the driveway. This re-sanding process doesn’t take long, but it can really protect your driveway for longer.

Resealing is the last step in the driveway cleaning process. This simply means applying a coat of sealant to the driveway, paying particular attention to any cracks in the paving or surface. The sealant helps to add a layer of waterproofing, protecting your driveway from water or dirt ingress and ultimately keeping it in great condition for longer. Sealant can also keep algae and moss at bay for longer.

Speak to whichever driveway cleaning company you choose about the exact range of services you need. As we’ve said, if your driveway is in good condition, you may not need to have it treated or sealed. Reputable cleaning companies will be able to assess the condition of your driveway and recommend which services are needed – so it’s worth speaking to a couple of cleaning companies to get a range of quotes.


Estimates for common cleaner jobs;

Rates for other trades

Clean the driveway cost in the UK
Clean the driveway cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKClean the driveway cost
Clean the driveway near Aberdeen£168
Clean the driveway near Amber Valley£176
Clean the driveway near Arun£234
Clean the driveway near Ashfield£174
Clean the driveway near Aylesbury Vale£191
Clean the driveway near Barnsley£149
Clean the driveway near Basildon£235
Clean the driveway near Basingstoke & Deane£203
Clean the driveway near Bassetlaw£199
Clean the driveway near Bath & North East Somerset£213
Clean the driveway near Bedford£233
Clean the driveway near Belfast£165
Clean the driveway near Birmingham£182
Clean the driveway near Blackburn£161
Clean the driveway near Blackpool£169
Clean the driveway near Bolton£185
Clean the driveway near Bournemouth£150
Clean the driveway near Bracknell Forest£200
Clean the driveway near Bradford£166
Clean the driveway near Braintree£172
Clean the driveway near Breckland£202
Clean the driveway near Bridgend£173
Clean the driveway near Brighton£217
Clean the driveway near Bristol£200
Clean the driveway near Broadland£182
Clean the driveway near Broxtowe£181
Clean the driveway near Bury£181
Clean the driveway near Caerphilly£212
Clean the driveway near Calderdale£181
Clean the driveway near Cambridge£257
Clean the driveway near Canterbury£179
Clean the driveway near Cardiff£213
Clean the driveway near Carmarthenshire£150
Clean the driveway near Charnwood£210
Clean the driveway near Chelmsford£197
Clean the driveway near Cheltenham£283
Clean the driveway near Cherwell£148
Clean the driveway near Chester£165
Clean the driveway near Colchester£173
Clean the driveway near Conway£170
Clean the driveway near Coventry£241
Clean the driveway near Crewe & Nantwich£162
Clean the driveway near Dacorum£200
Clean the driveway near Derby£180
Clean the driveway near Doncaster£151
Clean the driveway near Dover£183
Clean the driveway near Dudley£184
Clean the driveway near Dumfries & Galloway£130
Clean the driveway near Dundee£350
Clean the driveway near East Ayrshire£170
Clean the driveway near East Devon£142
Clean the driveway near East Dunbartonshire£179
Clean the driveway near East Hampshire£202
Clean the driveway near East Hertfordshire£215
Clean the driveway near East Lindsey£150
Clean the driveway near East Riding£196
Clean the driveway near Eastleigh£208
Clean the driveway near Edinburgh£251
Clean the driveway near Elmbridge£193
Clean the driveway near Epping Forest£210
Clean the driveway near Erewash£199
Clean the driveway near Exeter£158
Clean the driveway near Falkirk£191
Clean the driveway near Fife£247
Clean the driveway near Flintshire£155
Clean the driveway near Gateshead£169
Clean the driveway near Gedling£177
Clean the driveway near Glasgow£185
Clean the driveway near Gloucester£274
Clean the driveway near Guildford£194
Clean the driveway near Gwynedd£142
Clean the driveway near Halton£177
Clean the driveway near Harrogate£163
Clean the driveway near Havant & Waterloo£214
Clean the driveway near Highland£200
Clean the driveway near Horsham£181
Clean the driveway near Huntingdonshire£276
Clean the driveway near Ipswich£178
Clean the driveway near Isle of Wight£214
Clean the driveway near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£182
Clean the driveway near Kingston-upon-Hull£188
Clean the driveway near Kirklees£182
Clean the driveway near Knowsley£177
Clean the driveway near Lancaster£158
Clean the driveway near Leeds£166
Clean the driveway near Leicester£231
Clean the driveway near Lisburn£173
Clean the driveway near Liverpool£173
Clean the driveway near London£200
Clean the driveway near Luton£214
Clean the driveway near Macclesfield£206
Clean the driveway near Maidstone£191
Clean the driveway near Manchester£189
Clean the driveway near Mid Bedfordshire£220
Clean the driveway near Mid Sussex£194
Clean the driveway near Middlesbrough£154
Clean the driveway near Milton Keynes£213
Clean the driveway near Neath Port Talbot£178
Clean the driveway near New Forest£179
Clean the driveway near Newbury£223
Clean the driveway near Newcastle-under-Lyme£171
Clean the driveway near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£169
Clean the driveway near Newport£222
Clean the driveway near North Ayrshire£180
Clean the driveway near North Hertfordshire£221
Clean the driveway near North Lanarkshire£187
Clean the driveway near North Lincolnshire£143
Clean the driveway near North Somerset£212
Clean the driveway near North Tyneside£169
Clean the driveway near North Wiltshire£213
Clean the driveway near Northampton£198
Clean the driveway near Norwich£192
Clean the driveway near Nottingham£199
Clean the driveway near Nuneaton & Bedworth£245
Clean the driveway near Oldham£188
Clean the driveway near Oxford£175
Clean the driveway near Peterborough£263
Clean the driveway near Plymouth£158
Clean the driveway near Poole£150
Clean the driveway near Portsmouth£212
Clean the driveway near Preston£166
Clean the driveway near Reading£206
Clean the driveway near Redcar & Cleveland£153
Clean the driveway near Reigate & Banstead£188
Clean the driveway near Renfrewshire£186
Clean the driveway near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£238
Clean the driveway near Rochdale£180
Clean the driveway near Rochester-upon-Medway£140
Clean the driveway near Rotherham£150
Clean the driveway near Salford£188
Clean the driveway near Salisbury£204
Clean the driveway near Sandwell£184
Clean the driveway near Scarborough£275
Clean the driveway near Sefton£164
Clean the driveway near Sevenoaks£196
Clean the driveway near Sheffield£149
Clean the driveway near Slough£193
Clean the driveway near Solihull£218
Clean the driveway near South Ayrshire£180
Clean the driveway near South Bedfordshire£233
Clean the driveway near South Cambridgeshire£252
Clean the driveway near South Gloucestershire£203
Clean the driveway near South Kesteven£225
Clean the driveway near South Oxfordshire£201
Clean the driveway near South Somerset£261
Clean the driveway near South Tyneside£167
Clean the driveway near Southampton£208
Clean the driveway near Southend-on-Sea£189
Clean the driveway near St Albans£213
Clean the driveway near St Helens£183
Clean the driveway near Stafford£170
Clean the driveway near Stockport£191
Clean the driveway near Stockton-on-Tees£162
Clean the driveway near Stoke-on-Trent£171
Clean the driveway near Stratford-on-Avon£196
Clean the driveway near Stroud£272
Clean the driveway near Suffolk Coastal£168
Clean the driveway near Sunderland£167
Clean the driveway near Swale£197
Clean the driveway near Swansea£172
Clean the driveway near Tameside£190
Clean the driveway near Teignbridge£153
Clean the driveway near Tendring£165
Clean the driveway near Test Valley£186
Clean the driveway near Thamesdown£156
Clean the driveway near Thanet£172
Clean the driveway near The Wrekin£61
Clean the driveway near Thurrock£212
Clean the driveway near Torbay£180
Clean the driveway near Trafford£192
Clean the driveway near Vale of Glamorgan£176
Clean the driveway near Vale of White Horse£158
Clean the driveway near Vale Royal£161
Clean the driveway near Wakefield£163
Clean the driveway near Walsall£183
Clean the driveway near Warrington£187
Clean the driveway near Warwick£250
Clean the driveway near Waveney£85
Clean the driveway near Waverley£202
Clean the driveway near Wealden£155
Clean the driveway near West Lancashire£184
Clean the driveway near West Lothian£218
Clean the driveway near West Wiltshire£213
Clean the driveway near Wigan£184
Clean the driveway near Windsor & Maidenhead£193
Clean the driveway near Wirral£162
Clean the driveway near Wokingham£206
Clean the driveway near Wolverhampton£181
Clean the driveway near Wrexham Maelor£161
Clean the driveway near Wychavon£203
Clean the driveway near Wycombe£195
Clean the driveway near York£194