One of the benefits of paver patios is that this type of patio is relatively easy to maintain and doesn’t require a great deal of hard labor to keep it looking great. Over time, though, wear can take its toll on your paver patio. Regular care is essential in preventing damage like cracks in the concrete or shifting of the individual blocks. Cleaning and weed control are the most important components of a paver patio maintenance plan. However, more intense attention may be required in extreme cases or when preparing for seasonal changes in the weather.
When Cleaning Isn’t Enough – Paver Patio Maintenance
Applying sealer biannually to clean pavers can keep them looking newer for longer. The sealant blocks dirt and other substances from staining your stones. It also creates a shinier surface that is easier to clean. Once sealed, pavers can be cleaned with water or a gentle cleaning solution.
Caring for Damaged or Broken Pavers
An extremely worn or damaged paver can be replaced without disturbing the stones around it. At F&M, we can replace broken paver stones in a single day or less for a pristine, long-lasting look. If your pavers appear dirty and tired-looking, they likely just need a good cleaning and sealing and do not necessarily need to be replaced.
Seasonal Patio Paver Maintenance
The spring and fall are great times to complete paver patio maintenance. With more extreme summer and winter temperatures, rain and snow, it’s wise to find and repair any damage before it worsens. Fill the joints between paving stones with jointing sand, and keep it topped off to prevent deterioration and shifting that can occur when pavers are uneven. Once a year, clean pavers with a coarse, stable-bristled brush and a cleaning solution.
Extensively damaged pavers or warping throughout a paver patio may signal it’s time for a replacement. F&M patio and driveway contractors in Pikesville and surrounding areas are ready to provide a free consultation and estimate to create or repair your paver patio. Click here to start the free estimate process or call us directly at 410-667-8900.