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How to Remove Moss From Resin Driveway?

September 06, 2023

With a new resin driveway installed, one of the benefits you enjoy is its super low maintenance requirement. However, on occasion, you might have to deal with some pesky moss creeping onto the surface. In this guide, we have outlined some easy steps on removing moss from your driveway. Follow these steps and you can have your resin drive cleaner in no time.

moss on resin driveway

Resin Driveways and Maintenance

One huge benefit of installing a resin driveway is its minimal maintenance requirement. Resin driveways are far less demanding in terms of maintenance when compared with other traditional driveway surfacing materials.

Resin driveways have a permeable surface which allows water to drain through them which eliminates issues like flash flooding and water puddles which may become ice in cold weather. They also help the ecosystem by reducing the amount of wastewater that goes to Wildlife areas and treatment works thus making the environment cleaner and safer.

Resin driveways do not allow the growth of weeds or other unwanted plants through the surface which reduces the work of cleaning drastically. They are also able to withstand different climatic conditions and weather changes while remaining in top condition.

Despite being somewhat self-cleansing, you still need to do some cleaning work on your driveway to prevent build-up of dirt and keep the driveway looking in perfect condition. One issue you may need to deal with is the problem of moss.

Can Moss Grow on Resin Driveway?

Yes, although rare, it is possible for moss to grow on resin bound driveway. This typically occurs in shaded or tree-rich areas (protected from sunlight), as well as on sloped surfaces

Moss growth on a resin driveway is often more noticeable during colder months, particularly in coastal or exposed regions where snow, ice, and frost can accumulate. Your resin driveway, although anti-slip, may become slippery if there is build-up of residue or the ice is left untreated. In these damp periods you can experience moss and algae.

How To Get Rid Of Moss On Driveway?

There are different options you can adopt to remove moss from your driveway. You may use a chemical moss killer for driveways or a homemade moss killer for paths. One thing to note here is that whatever approach you decide on must be done carefully so as to avoid damage or discolouration of your resin drive surface.

The method of moss removal from driveway that you choose should be a function of what caused the moss. When you are aware of this, you can adopt the right strategy and easily eliminate them. For instance, if moss appears on your driveway because it lacks sunlight, you will see how much difference it will make just by getting rid of some shade and bringing sunlight to your drive.

Here are some of the methods to clean moss from driveway;

  • Scrubbing with Stiff Brush

  • Power Washing

  • Sodium Percarbonate

  • Sodium Peroxide

  • Bleach

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

You may need to use a combination of more than one method if using just one fails to give desired results.

Scrubbing with Stiff Brush:

This is the simplest way to clean moss from your driveway if you have minimal moss problem. Using a stiff brush or garden broom, you can scrub exterior moss gently off the surface of your drive. You can combine this with warm, soapy water for better results.

Power Wash:

This involves using a hose with preferably a flat spraying nozzle, held at 20cm from the driveway surface to clean the surface and at a pressure of not more than 150 bar.

Before the power wash, use may use a stiff garden broom to sweep your drive to remove any moss on the exterior of the drive. A power wash is then used for a deep clean.

It is recommended that you use water at room temperature for this cleaning and your drive should be sprayed in a sweeping, fluid motion.

Sodium Percarbonate:

This is very effective and efficient in removing moss from driveways. It is also a fantastic option to get rid of mildew and algae from concrete surfaces.

It works by dissolving down the roots and spores of mosses to stop them from growing. Sodium percarbonate is simply a dry bleach which doesn’t harm the environment. It can even be used to get rid of stains in clothes.

The powder should be first diluted in water before applying and you must wear gloves to protect your hands. Water is required to activate the powder which contains hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate and can be bought in bags up to 25kg. The reaction with water forms a bubbly solution that engulfs moss.

You need about 40 grams of sodium percarbonate per square metre and this should be enough for a 15 by 3 metre resin driveway surface. All unwanted growth should die off within 24 hours and if this doesn’t happen, you may need to add a little more per square metre.

Usually, the most effective pH level for killing algae, moss and other unwanted growth is pH value of 3. Acid-based cleaners are effective in eliminating moss and algae completely but care must be taken so as not to damage the resin surface. Also, it should not be used too often.

Sodium Peroxide:

Sodium Peroxide is also another effective moss killer for drives. It is particularly most suited if your drive also has algae. Algae usually accompany mosses forming a powdery layer. It is usually found on wood/timber structures.

It is best to check and follow the manufacturers’ instructions before using sodium peroxide for your driveway.


A household bleach can also be used to remove moss from a resin drive surfacing. In this case, you must follow the manufacturers’ guidelines and wash off the driveway surface with clean water after moss removal to avoid tainting.

Hydrogen Peroxide:

Hydrogen peroxide is also another effective and long-term method to clean moss from driveways. It is a known bleaching agent thanks to its oxidising feature and at same time it is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Additionally, it does not discolour your drive as it is a colourless chemical.

To rid your drive of moss, you need;

  • 3% hydrogen peroxide

  • Water

  • Spray bottle

  • Safety gear

  • Plastic bucket

  • Funnel

Method of Application

Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, mask and safety goggles. Into your bucket containing a gallon of water, pour in a cupful of hydrogen peroxide. Use a funnel to fill your spray bottle with the solution.

Adjust your spray-bottle nozzle accordingly (stream or spray). Hold your spray bottle at about 10 cm away from the moss on your driveway and spray generously making sure it does not touch other needed vegetation.

Thereafter, you can use a pressure washer to get rid of the debris. Apply the same procedure every week until the moss stops growing.

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) and Vinegar

This is an effective homemade moss killer for paths and driveways. It provides fast and long-term results. They are also cost effective and should be available in the kitchen of most homes.

This solution works by changing the pH of the target areas, thus killing the moss.

For this, pour 1 litre of water into your spray bottle, add two spoonfuls of sodium bicarbonate and then a tablespoon of vinegar. Spray on the areas containing the moss generously to soak the unwanted vegetation. Be careful not to spray other plants or grasses on your property.

Repeat the action after a few days until the moss is killed. You can either use a rake, stiff brush or a power wash to clean off the debris from your driveway.

Contact The Professionals

Moss, algae, mildew and other unwanted growth can make your driveway look untidy. When left untreated, they can also compromise the integrity of your driveway.

This guide has provided you effective steps to get rid of these elements and preserve the beauty of your resin drive, pathway or patio.

For further information, professional cleaning, repairs or installation of a new drive, you can either complete our online forms or call us on our lines to speak with our an expert from our team.

You can always trust us to deliver as we have always done for hundreds of clients across the UK.

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