Most people do not realize that they have to maintain their new patio or driveway to the paver to last a lifetime. Basic maintenance should include pressure washing, re-sanding with polymeric sand and sealing every 3 to 5 years. The use of high quality polymer sand is essential because it helps prevent weed budding, insect damage and also prevents erosion due to weather conditions, such as wind, rain and high temperatures in Florida.
A properly executed maintenance plan will prolong the lifespan of your pavers. Maintaining their beauty is also easy if you use the right maintenance techniques. As mentioned, proper paver maintenance is also a great way to save on repair costs.
Accordingly, here are some of the maintenance tasks that we recommend to keep your paver features in tiptop shape:
Paver Sealing: One way to protect your pavers from nasty stains is to apply high-quality paver sealers. You can simply call us for sealer estimates, which we can assure you are well within your reach.
Keep leaky vehicles off your pavers: Leaky vehicles are among the leading causes of paver discoloration. Just avoid parking them on your paver surfaces or avoid driving over them. Better yet, have your trusted mechanic fix the leak.
Spray pesky weeds with a roundup yearly: Weeds that grow between paver gaps can compromise the strength and appearance of the paver features. We recommend spraying once a year to keep the nasty weeds from causing problems to your pavers.
Keep heavy vehicles off your edge restraint: Edge restraints are not designed for direct pressure, so make sure that your vehicles are parked within safe distance.
Avoid tight turns with your vehicle to reduce rubber tire displacement: This simple technique can go a long way in ensuring that your pavers are not stained or damaged.