5 Paver Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Patio Looking Great

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Pavers are an extremely popular choice for patios, driveways, and walkways all over the country, and one of the main reasons they’re so sought after is because of how easy they are to maintain. While pavers don’t require much in the way of maintenance, they still do require periodic care to stay intact over time and continue looking their best. To help you keep your pavers in the best shape possible, our skilled pressure washing contractors have taken the time to put together this short article containing several useful tips regarding proper paver maintenance.

Sweep off Your Pavers

Grab your broom and use it to sweep off the debris and dirt from the pavers often. It’s a good idea to sweep them off if you think it’s going to rain. When debris like leaves become wet, they often will leave stains—which means you have to do more cleanup later.

Rinse Them Off

This is as important as sweeping them off. Hose your pavers down, literally. This is going to remove most grime and dirt that’s remaining after you’ve swept them. Normally pavers don’t need pressure washing, but if there are things like moss or mold on the pavers, pressure washing often can help with that.

Have Your Pavers Sealed

One of the best ways that you can keep your pavers looking their best is by sealing them. You should only seal pavers that are clean and dry, and you can do this once per year or once every two years. The sealant’s topcoat is going to prevent stains and dirt from getting into your stones. It will provide your pavers with a beautiful shine as well as make it much easier for your pavers to be cleaned. Once you have applied the sealer, they can be kept looking clean by using water to wash off stains.

Replace Damaged Pavers

If you have discovered one of your pavers is badly stained or damaged, it’s easy to replace them and not disturb the surrounding stones. You can install new pavers in just 2 to 3 hours so that you get back that new look.

Take Care Of Weeds

The remaining dirt in-between the pavers is going to promote the growth of weeds. You should look for a product that is going to prevent seed germination. This can be used during the spring and then periodically through the season. If you notice weeds coming up, you should pull them immediately. You then want to use an herbicide to eliminate roots. You should use the herbicide very carefully since they might damage your lawn if they get washed into it. Herbicides can also damage the environment.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for a Tampa area pressure washing contractor to help maintain your pavers, then please call 813-703-2817, or complete our online request form.