When installed properly over a well-compacted subbase, interlocking concrete pavers will rarely crack, shift or settle under normal foot or vehicle traffic. The compacted bed of aggregate beneath the pavers will help to prevent settlement.
Pavers can settle in spots over time if they are not installed properly over a stable subbase. However, they can easily be reset by removing the affected pavers and regrading and compacting the subbase. Pavers can also be removed and reinstalled in this manner if utility repairs are required.
BASIC CLEANING AND MAINTENANCES FOR PAVERS
Step 1—Basic Cleaning
Routine maintenance of paver surfaces involves removing dirt and leaves by sweeping and occasional rinsing. For heavy oil or grease stains, use a pressure washer with an appropriate cleaning solution.
Step 2—Removing Weeds
Weeds often grow through the gaps of concrete paver surfaces. The use of herbicides (anti-weed agent) is recommended for this problem. Powdered herbicides are easily available at garden stores. You simply need to sprinkle this powder along the joints. Ensure that you start by pulling out the weeds manually. Follow this up with the herbicide treatment.
Step 3—Sealing Pavers (Optional)
Sealing your pavers is recommended as the most effective way of guarding against chipping or dulling due to external weather conditions. The sealant maintains the brightness of the paver surface. You need to re-seal the patio paver every few years. Sealing also decreases the patio’s surface to retain stains by forming a thin coating. The sealers are rather easy to use and can be applied with a paintbrush. Ensure that you properly clean the patio surface before sealing it as debris impairs the bonding of the sealing agent to the surface.
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