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How Much Does Concrete Cleaning Cost? Concrete Cleaning Price Guide

June 11th, 2024 | 2 min. read

By Sarah Etler

Find out how much you can expect to spend on professional concrete cleaning services.

Not only does cleaning your concrete leave it looking great, but it’s also a crucial part of keeping it properly maintained.

Cleaning off dirt, debris, and built-up grime is just one of the many ways you can help extend your concrete’s life.

But since you’re here, you probably already know all about the benefits of cleaning your concrete. Now, you’re likely asking yourself: What’s it going to cost me?

In this article, we’ll answer that question and dive into which factors might influence that cost.

How Much Does Concrete Cleaning Cost?

At A-1 Concrete Leveling, the typical rate for professional concrete cleaning services is around $0.55-0.60 per square foot.

For example, surfaces up to 1,600 square feet would generally cost around $950 to clean. For reference, a typical two-car driveway is around 650 square feet.

The final cost of professional concrete cleaning will depend on some of the factors in the next section.

Factors Influencing Concrete Cleaning Costs

  • Accessibility

The ease of access to the area being cleaned can affect the cost. Hard-to-reach areas or surfaces far away from a water source will end up costing more.

  • Condition of Concrete

The initial condition of the concrete also plays a role in the final cost.

Extremely dirty areas, overgrown landscapes, surfaces that cause water to puddle, or tough, hard-to-remove stains may require additional cleaning time, increasing the price.

  • Bundling Services

Bundling cleaning with other concrete maintenance services, like sealing and caulking, can help lower the cost of each individual service.

Pro Tip: Consider the timing of your cleaning. If you plan to seal or caulk your concrete, doing so shortly after cleaning helps ensure better adhesion and better color matching.

  • Location

Fuel, labor, and other costs vary from region to region, which causes the cost of concrete cleaning to vary, too.

This regional variation is a big part of why we have to provide approximate pricing and not definitive numbers.

DIY vs. Professional Concrete Cleaning Costs

You can rent a pressure washer for around $50 to $250 per day or buy a basic model for around $250 or less.

However, professional concrete cleaners typically use specialized power washers that do a better job of cleaning built-up grime and staining.

Pressure Washers vs. Power Washers

The typical at-home pressure washers available at big box stores are not the same as professional power washing equipment.

Pressure washers generally use less pressure to clean and do not use heat, whereas power washers do use heat and clean with higher pressure, resulting in a better clean. 

How Much Will Concrete Cleaning Cost You?

While you won’t know exactly how much concrete cleaning will cost until you get a quote from a concrete cleaning service provider, this article can serve as a starting point for determining how much you can expect to pay.

We provide concrete cleaning services at many of our A-1 Concrete Leveling locations nationwide, but we still recommend getting estimates from multiple concrete cleaners to ensure you’re getting the best value for price and overall experience.

Request a free onsite estimate from an A-1 team member near you to get accurate concrete cleaning pricing!

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.