Paver Maintenance Guide
Maintaining your pavers is a must for homeowners. When you keep your pavers in tip-top shape, you preserve your investment and enhance the beauty of your property. Here’s an easy guide with specific steps you can take to maintain your pavers.
1. Sweep Regularly
Use a sturdy broom to sweep away dirt and debris on your pavers. Do this on a regular basis especially during Fall time when leaves tend to accumulate.
2. Wash Off Dirt
Washing your pavers can help to remove any additional dirt or grime after sweeping. You can use a garden hose to wash your pavers but do not to direct water into the joints as this can displace the sand.
3. Clean Stains Right Away
When you notice stains, clean them right away before they set in. If you don’t clean them immediately, they can be very difficult to clean.
4. Remove Leaves
Do not allow leaves and other organic matter to build up on your patio, driveway, or walkway. Sweep or blow away leaves right away as some leaves can permanently stain your pavers.
5. Use “Safe for Concrete Paver” Products
During the winter months, be sure to use de-icing products – like magnesium chloride – that can be safely used on pavers. Do not use rock salt as this will damage your pavers.
6. Leave Moss Alone
If you have moss growing in the cracks, the roots go into the sand. Resist the urge to pull them. This is may sound counterintuitive, however, when you remove the moss, the sand will come out. This means you may have to replace the sand and, ultimately, the moss will return.
7. Clean and Seal Pavers
We recommend getting your pavers professionally cleaned and sealed. Contact us to learn more about the Sharper Cut Clean and Seal process.