Paver Cleaning Services
Paver surfaces are constantly exposed to dirt, debris, allergens, chemicals, and other contaminants. Regular cleaning helps prevent and eliminate the buildup that can make your pavers look old and ugly.
Dirty pavers aren’t just unsightly; they can also present a potential slipping hazard for people using the area. A power washer with a proper nozzle can effectively clean the surface without damage. Read this first!
Weeds growing in brick pavers are unsightly, and they can quickly overwhelm an outdoor space. This problem can occur even with proper paving stone installation, as weed seeds often settle in the cracks of the stones.
One of the most common ways to kill weeds is to spray them with a weed killer. This product works by dehydrating the weeds’ roots and disrupting their internal water balance. However, this indiscriminate weed killer may also affect other plants in your yard, so it’s important to use only a selective or organic option.
Another way to kill weeds is by using boiling water. This technique works by dissolving the weeds’ cells, but it is not an effective long-term solution. Sweeping regularly and using a pressure washer with the correct nozzle or surface cleaning attachment can help keep weeds under control. Adding polymeric sand and sealing your pavers can also help to limit weed growth. However, it is important to work with a professional providing clean and seal services to ensure the best results.
Stains are a natural part of the life cycle of any surface that’s regularly used. Concrete pavers are no exception. Over time, they collect and absorb spills, dirt, and organic growth like moss, mildew, and lichen. Those stains can be removed with a pressure washer, but it takes the skill of a professional to set the nozzle accurately to avoid damaging the seal and finish.
Catching fresh oil stains quickly is ideal, but if the stain has been there a while and has soaked into paver pores, a more serious poultice-style cleaner may be necessary to draw it out. For best results, always test the cleaning product in an inconspicuous area to ensure it will not damage the surface.
After a thorough paver cleaning, we often recommend applying joint sand, which is polymeric sand that hardens when water is applied to prevent pavers from shifting and reduce weed growth, sand washout, insect infestation, and other problems. This is followed by a matte or gloss sealer to keep your pavers protected and looking great for years to come.
Pavers are a gorgeous addition to hardscapes around your home or business, but they’re not indestructible. During a cleaning and sealing service, our team applies a protective coating that helps your pavers resist weather damage. This is particularly important in Florida, where intense sunlight can fade colors and cause dingy and washed-out pavers. Our commercial-grade sealants help protect against these harsh conditions.
It’s important to have your pavers cleaned before they are sealed, so any dirt, moss, stains, or efflorescence is removed and not trapped in the protective coating. This helps ensure that the sealant adheres properly and effectively.
Routinely having your pavers cleaned and resealed can significantly extend their lifespan. By removing weeds, dirt, grime, tree sap, motor oil, fungus, and silt, they can maintain their beautiful color and element resistance for a longer time. When coupled with soft washing services, this can even make your house look more appealing, increasing the chance of it selling quickly for a good price.
Pavers are exposed to dirt, tree sap, motor oil, fungus, and silt on a regular basis. When these elements build up on pavers it can cause damage and reduce the element resistance of the paved surface.
Paver cleaning services are a great way to get your pavers looking like new again. Our deep cleaning process removes coarse dirt and weeds from the joints between pavers. This can help prevent weed and grass growth that could eventually damage the paving stones.
Power washing is also an effective paving stone and concrete maintenance service. A power washer with a rinsing nozzle can thoroughly clean the paved surface, even in corners and edges.
For more stubborn stains, try a non-acidic cleaner that is specifically designed for pavers. Vinegar is another natural option and can be a good alternative to chemical cleaners. A little baking soda mixed with water can help break down oil and grime, as well. Continue reading the next article.