Investing In Patio Maintenance

How can you tell if you are in need of some patio or walkway maintenance?

PAVERS ARE UNEVEN

This may be because the base was not properly compacted during installation or the drainage system is not correct.
What you can do:
If you feel comfortable as a DIY person, you can pull up the pavers and measure the depth of the crushed stone footing (should be 4-6″). You can rent a vibratory plate tamper  to adjust and compact the footing
Take care of any water or drainage issues around the patio by re-leveling the setting bed and re-install pavers.

Pavers are dirty, moldy or faded.

Pavers live outdoors, so they can fade from the sun and get moldy/dirty.

What you can do:

Clean and seal your pavers every  2-3 years to protect the colors and prevent them from getting stained. We recommend using a diluted acid based masonry detergent. After they are cleaned, allow ample drying time before applying two coats of sealant. You can choose between a “Wet Look” sealer and a “Dry Look” sealer. The wet look sealer enhances the color on your pavers.

There are weeds growing in between my pavers

Some older installation techniques used concrete sand or stone dust in the joints. These joint material settle, run off or blow away over time.

What you can do:

Remove any left over joint material by pressure washing the joints. Then verify that the joint depth is at least 1″ deep. Clean your pavers with an acid based masonry detergent. After allowing ample time to dry, sweep in Polymeric Joint Sand. Be sure to read the manufacturers installation instructions first.


If any of this seems overwhelming, please give us a call, as we are experts in patio pavers.