7 Tips for Maintaining Your Pavers
Updated: Dec 12, 2018
If you have pavers, you know how beautiful they can be. But you want to keep your pavers looking good. Below are seven tips that you can use to keep your Naples pavers looking great.
Brush Off the Loose Dirt
Rain and wind can cause branches, leaves and dirt to make paving stones dirty. Use your broom to sweep away debris and dirt.
Rinse Your Pavers Off
Use your hose that has an attachment to spray your pavers down. This is going to remove the majority of your remaining dirt. If there’s moss built up, it’s best if you are using your pressure washer.
You can have stain buildup from mud, leaves that are wet and other items that have fallen on the pavers and stay there during the winter. Typically you can remove stains with a mix of detergent and water. This can be made at home rather than buying a solution for cleaning. Just mix up your solution and then take a rag and scrub the stain away.
Stains from oil often are harder to remove and it’s a good idea to use oil remover. You can purchase this at the majority of auto stores.
Inspect the Pavers
During your process of cleaning, look at your pavers which are cracked, chipped or with stains that can’t be removed. These types of paving stones ought to be replaced.
The good news is that it’s possible to replace one single pavers or more than one without the rest of your pavers being disturbed. This is going to be a lot more cost efficient than if you’d had to replace your whole slab of concrete.
Replenish Your Sand Filler
The sand filler will go in between your pavers to help with holding the pavers in place. This filler often wears down because of wind and weather. If you’re noticing that your sand’s low between some of your pavers, it’s a good idea to buy some refined sand and pour the sand between the cracks.
Apply Sealer to Your Pavers
You’re able to extend your pavers’ life by sealing them with paver sealer. It’s a simple process that you can do each year and it’s going to prevent the grass from coming up between the paving stones. It also will help keep bugs like ants off the pavers.
These are the things that you can do to help your pavers look the best they can. Keep up with the maintenance and you’re going to find that your pavers are lasting longer and looking good for longer.
Contact Elite-Pro Seal
Elite Pro-Seal in Naples, FL, offers an array of services which include pressure washing, brick paver sealing, travertine sealing and preventative maintenance services to ensure that your pavers/travertine are protected. Contact us today!