Cleaning and sealing pavers will make them look great and last longer. When the warmer temperatures start and the bad weather goes out, you should prepare your hardscapes and garden for the spring and the summer. A good choice when you want to create a patio, driveway, pool deck or walkway is paving stones. They offer a very rustic beauty and they’re simple to keep up with.
1. Brush off Any Loose Dirt
Rain and wind can cause branches, leaves, and dirt to fall onto the pavers. Use your broom to sweep away debris.
2. Rinse Your Pavers Off
Take your hose and put an attachment on it, then spray down your pavers. This is going to get rid of most of the debris and dirt. If there is moss on them, use a power washer. This will help them remain safe to walk on since they won’t be slippery.
3. Remove the Stains
Stains buildup from mud, fallen wet leaves, and other items that are on the pavers. Typically you can remove stains using detergent and water. Just mix it in the tub, then take a rag and scrub away the stains.
4. Remove Oil
Oil stains often are harder to remove and it’s a good idea to use oil remover, which is found at most auto stores. Some are made from plant safe and biodegradable ingredients. You can even make your own solution at home. Do some research and find ones that are best for your situation. Its best to remove oil before sealing pavers.
5. Inspect Them
While you’re cleaning, look at your pavers and see if there are any cracks, chips, or stains that aren’t coming out. It’s easy to replace one or more pavers without disturbing the others.
6. Replenish Your Sand Filler
This is what goes between the pavers so they’re held in place. This can wear down because of wind and inclement weather. If it’s getting low, simply by some refined sand, then pour it into your cracks.
7. Sealing Pavers
Sealing pavers can extend their life. This process is easy and can be done annually. It also will prevent grass from growing between them and keep bugs like ants off your pavers.
When you think of spring cleaning you probably think of cleaning inside. But your space outside is just as important. The steps above are going to help keep your paving stones looking new and fresh and help you to know when they need to be replaced.
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