Efflorescence is a condition affecting concrete. Small salt deposits are created as a result of the manufacturing process or water passing through a concrete structure. The salt is left behind when the water evaporates leaving the white granular effect known as efflorescence.


What does efflorescence look like?


Efflorescence appears as random white patterns on stonework. When you’ve just invested in a new patio or driveway, the last thing you want is it looking unsightly. The efflorescence effect can be removed from your paving or driveway, but why spend time on regular maintenance when you don’t have to?


In some cases, efflorescence can be washed away by the rain, but of course this depends on the type of stone used and driveway location. Depending on your preference you may not want to wait around for it to be washed away naturally.


Modern paving materials don’t hold water like those used in the past. Repellent coatings can help to keep moisture at bay which in turn reduced the likelihood of efflorescence becoming a problem.


The way the concrete materials are mixed can also play a significant part in the reduction of efflorescence once the paving has been laid in your garden.


At Lothian Paving we are an approved Tobermore contractor. Tobermore products are renowned for being amongst the leading concrete and stone materials available on the market today and great for efflorescence resistance.


Why pay for a patio or driveway you have to spend hours keeping clean and maintaining? One of the main considerations we have when choosing a material supplier is the quality of what they produce. We know our customers want patios and driveways that need as little maintenance as possible, and that’s what we’re focused on.


Our care and attention to detail goes beyond just installing your new patio or driveway. We also carefully consider how the materials used are going to age and how convenient they are for you to maintain.