Brooms and dust brushes sweep up dirt and debris, scrub surfaces and serve as applicators. Brooms and brushes come in many different types. Garage brushes sweep up heavy debris and caked dirt, while street brooms with flared ends sweep up dirt near curbs and walls. Wire brooms scrub concrete, stone and asphalt surfaces. Applicator brushes include roof brushes, which apply roof coatings, and masonry brushes, which apply cement and waterproofing materials.