Whether you’re a new property owner or have been living in your home for years, it’s important to keep your patio, retaining walls, or walkway pavers clean. Not only does this make your home look nicer, but it can also help prevent accidents and injuries. We constantly get asked about the best ways to clean pavers, our professional contractors answer some common questions below.
What Solution or Scrub Should You Use To Clean Pavers?
Mix Solution of dish soap and water, and use a brush to scrub the pavers clean. Make sure to rinse the pavers thoroughly afterward. This process may need to be repeated for tough stains. A recommendation is to do this every few months. Use a stiff brush to scrub the pavers, working in small sections. Rinse the area with clean water when finished.
Should You Sweep Pavers?
Sweep the pavers regularly to remove debris. A broom with natural bristles works best, but you can also use a blower to remove light debris. Usually, the best recommendation is to sweep at least once a week. This will help to prevent dirt and debris from becoming embedded in the pavers and will make it easier to clean when necessary. It’s essential to keep the pavers clean so they continue to look their best and last for many years.
Should You Hose Down Pavers?
Hose them down with water to remove dirt and stains. Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle attachment on the end. Start from the top and work your way down. You may need to use a little elbow grease to remove tough stains. Depending on the severity of the stains, you may need to use a power washer. Usually, hosing them down once a month is sufficient.
Use soap and water, if the pavers are still dirty after sweeping and water hosing, make a solution of soap and water. You can use dish soap, laundry detergent, or any type of general-purpose cleaner. Never use bleach on your pavers, as it can damage the surface.
Is It Safe To Pressure Wash Pavers?
If you have a power washer, you can use it on your pavers to remove built-up dirt and debris. Be sure to use the appropriate tip – a 40-degree tip is usually best for delicate surfaces like brick. You should also avoid using too much pressure, as this can damage the pavers. Power washers are honestly the best way to clean your pavers quickly and efficiently. We recommend power washing every 6 months to a year.
When To Apply Sealant On Pavers?
Apply sealant to protect the pavers from staining and fading. This should be done every one to three years, depending on the amount of traffic and exposure to the elements. Some sealants will need to be reapplied more frequently. Beware of products that promise a “wet look” – these can damage the pavers.
Following these simple tips will help you keep your pavers looking new for years to come!
Additional Tips And Other Recommendations For Clean Pavers
- If you spill something on your pavers, act quickly! The longer the stain sits, the harder it will be to remove.
- If you have oil stains, you can try using cat litter or cornstarch to absorb the oil. Let it sit for a few hours before sweeping it up. You may need to repeat this process a few times.
- For tough stains, you can try using a paver cleaner or degreaser. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and test it on a small area first.
- You can also buy paver cleaners and sealers at your local hardware store or online.
Proper Drainage Installations
Proper drainage installations are critical when laying new pavers to avoid water pooling on your paver steps, walkways, or retaining wall surfaces.
Hiring a professional masonry company for the installation of your pavers will ensure a high-quality job, as they look for ways to protect the landscape and properly direct stormwater to safe areas.
Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your pavers looking new. Sweeping and hosing them down regularly will help remove dirt and debris. You may need to use a power washer for tough stains.
Got More Questions On How To Properly Clean Pavers?
Leave us your questions regarding the paver cleaning process in the comments, also feel free to ask us anything regarding paving, excavation, or masonry topics. The pros at Limitless Golden Construction are happy to answer these for you and make you more confident in your property investment.
About The Limitless Golden Construction Team
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