5 Tips for Properly Maintaining Your Pavers
Pavers can make or break the look of any outdoor space. The first time you lay your pavers is magical because it completely transforms your landscape. But over time, weather, dust and humidity tend to ruin the visual appeal of pavers.
So, how exactly do you keep a fresh, pristine look on your pavers all year round? In this post, we shall take a look at 5 tips you can use to maintain the aesthetic appeal of pavers in your driveways, patios and garden paths.
The most basic care you can give your pavers is to sweep them regularly with a stiff broom, bristle brush or a power blower. Regular sweeping will prevent the accumulation of leaves, soil, dust and other debris that can fill every nook and cranny in your pavers if left unchecked.
In addition, always sweep the pavers after mowing the lawn. This will not only prevent grass from decaying on your pavers but also help you notice any accidental damage that might have been done by your lawnmower.
Frequently wash your pavers using a power washer to remove any stubborn stains. If power washing does not entirely remove the stains, you can also use a cleaning solution.
Be careful, however, to ensure that the type of cleaning solution you use does not damage the material of the pavers. For example, bleach will most likely damage brick pavers. If you’re not sure of what to use, your first choice of cleaner should be a natural solution such as white vinegar and water.
Remove Unwanted Plant Growth
Always look out for weeds, algae or moss in your pavers. You can manually remove some of them with simple gardening tools and a pair of gloves. For stubborn growth, you will find hundreds of products specifically targeting perpetual weeds, moss and other unwanted growth in your pavers.
Seal your pavers every two years or so. For parts that experience heavy footfall or traffic such as driveways or patios, you might consider resealing your pavers annually. Apart from keeping your pavers looking their best and protecting them from the elements, you will also be making your job a hundred times easier when cleaning.
Replacing Old Pavers
Remove and replace any chipped or broken pavers. This is a relatively simple task that can be accomplished with some basic DIY skills. You’ll need to have the replacement stones, filler sand and edging to keep the pavers intact until the curing process is over.
The final step will be to apply sealant and there you have it, your pavers have a fresh new look. These basic tips are simple and can be done by anyone with everyday supplies. If you want to go the extra mile, you may hire a cleaning company to completely renew the look on your pavers. Otherwise, treat your pavers with the love and care you would typically give any pet, car or partner, and they will reward you by enriching the appearance of your home, office, garden or pool.
If you’re not inclined to handy work and prefer to have professionals seal and replace your old pavers, or would like to have new pavers installed, don’t hesitate to reach out to Fulton Bricks and Paving Supplies today! With years of experience, our team is sure to spruce up your landscape and transform your outdoor space.
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