Maintenance & Cleaning
Leave a lasting impression
Pavers offer numerous benefits:
- Variety – Pavers come in many different sizes, styles, and colors, making it easy to find those that harmonize with your architectural style or landscaping design.
- Ease of Replacement – They are more inexpensive to repair than asphalt or concrete. In case of any damage, you can replace the damaged pavers rather than the entire space.
- Strength and Durability – Pavers are highly durable and can handle a variety of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Typically, they last for over 20 years.
There are multiple ways to use pavers that can literally transform your yard into a place that you want to spend every minute of your day and night. Pavers come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. Since they require minimal care, they are relatively affordable and can last for years if properly maintained.
What steps should you take to keep your pavers looking flawless? Use these easy tips to keep your pavers looking fresh and beautiful.
Clear Dirt and Debris Regularly
One of the most important ways to keep pavers in excellent condition is regularly sweeping and clearing dirt and debris with a stiff-bristled push broom or snow or leaf blower. Following these easy steps will protect paver surfaces from scratches and damage.
Ideally pavers should be cleaned gently with a pressure washer at least once each year using soapy water. Make sure to hold the hose at an angle to avoid weakening the pavers. Once you’re done with the washing, replace the sand in the joints that may have been rinsed away.
Get Rid of Stains
Pavers can become stained over time due to weather conditions. It’s best to eliminate stains as soon as possible because they become harder to remove the longer you let them sit. You can wash off minor stains with a garden hose. For tough stains, you can use a brush and mild soapy water or a solution of one part vinegar and 10 parts warm water.
Prevent Moss, Algae, and Weeds
To prevent the growth of moss, algae, and weeds in the joints of your pavers, spray a weed killer in the spring and summertime. Refreshing the polymeric stabilizing sand will help prevent weed growth also.