Paving Stone Maintenance
Here are some tips for maintaining paving stones:
Paving stones require minimal maintenance to keep them looking their best. Most, if not all, of the maintenance of pavers can be avoided with a proper installation including using polymeric sand and/or sealer.
Clean regularly: Use a broom or blower to remove debris and leaves from the surface of the paving stones.
Power wash: Periodic power washing can help remove dirt and grime that has accumulated on the surface. Keep your pressure low to avoid blowing the polymeric sand out of the joints.
Sealant: Consider sealing the paving stones every 4-5 years to protect them from water and oil damage.
Prevent staining: Use mats or rugs around BBQs to prevent staining from liquids such as oil or grease. Also, use trays under potted plants to stop minerals from staining the pavers.
Weed control: Regularly remove weeds that may grow in between the paving stones to prevent damage to the joints. Polymeric sand prevents weed growth.
Proper installation: Make sure the paving stones are installed properly by a professional to ensure stability and longevity.
Avoid using harsh chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning agents, as these can damage the surface of the stones.
By following these tips, you can help ensure the longevity and appearance of your paving stone surfaces.