When brick pavers are first used to create a walkway or patio, they typically look beautiful. However, over time, brick pavers start to look dull and lifeless from every day wear and tear. In some cases, weeds might even to grow in between your pavers and cause your walkway or patio surface to look unsightly.
Pro-Seal Paver Sealing has some tips that will help you maintain your brick pavers and keep them looking their best.
Evaluate Brick Pavers for Signs of Settling
The first thing you want to do when maintaining brick pavers is evaluate them to see if they’ve settled and moved around at all because of it. Over time, brick pavers can settle into the ground and create an unstable surface. You may have to reposition some of them and put them back into place to make your surface even again.
Pressure Wash Brick Pavers to Remove Debris
Once you have your brick pavers positioned properly, you should clean them with a heavy-duty pressure
washer that is capable of removing dirt, mold, grease, water stains, and anything else that has built up on them. You may need to use a special brick paver cleaner to get certain spots out of your pavers. We suggest hiring a professional in order to make sure pavers are returned to their best form.
Place Joint Sand Between Brick Pavers
The biggest problem people tend to run into once they put brick pavers down is that dirt will settle in between them and ruin the appearance of the pavers. At the same time, weeds will start to grow up through the cracks between pavers and hurt their overall look. You can stop these things from happening by sweeping joint sand into the cracks and watering them down to make sure the sand is compact.
Apply a Sealant to Protect Them
While you don’t have to apply a sealant to your brick pavers, it’s a good idea to do it if you want to harden the sand in between the bricks and keep your walkway or patio looking great for a long time. A sealant will prevent dirt and other debris from working its way down into your pavers. It’ll also make your walkway or patio shine and look like new again.
McBride Pro-Seal offers brick paver sealing and cleaning in Naples, FL. Call us at 239-641-7325 today to arrange to have your brick pavers maintained.