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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Pavers

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Pavers lehnhoff's supply

With the proper preventative measures, natural stone pavers can last for decades.

Pavers come in various materials that can add significant curb appeal to your property. They are both functional and decorative – for paving walkways, steps, driveways, and patios. If constructed properly, a paver patio is low-maintenance and long-lasting. Yet, once you have invested in pavers, knowing how to maintain them best is essential. Extreme temperatures, dirt buildup, and regular wear and tear can be challenging even on these strong materials. With the proper preventative measures, natural stone pavers can last for decades. Here are some tips for maintaining your pavers.

Regularly Clean Dirt and Debris

No matter how you use the space, keeping your patio looking great requires regular cleaning. Luckily, you do not need any special tools for this take, and finishing this chore will not take long. In most cases, you only need a hose and a good broom. Dirt and dust easily accumulate in your space, creating a buildup of debris that can break down your paver stones. Give them a quick sweep once a week to keep the space clean. After sweeping away dirt and grime, spray the pavers with your garden hose.

Remove Weeds and Maintain Your Landscape

It may seem unrelated, but keeping the surrounding landscaping clean helps maintain the longevity of your pavers. For example, raking leaves and sweeping off the pavers before heavy rains help prevent stains. Weeding the lawn, garden, or mulched area around the paving stones also helps keep the surface smooth by not allowing root growth to shift over time.

Spot Clean Stains

For tougher stains, you can scrub the surface with a push broom or deck brush. Never use a wire brush as it is overly abrasive and could damage the paver stones. For best results and to remove oil stains, make a soapy mixture with water and a mild detergent, such as dish soap. Simply scrub the surface clean with the soap solution and rinse it thoroughly.

Seal Your Paver Stones

Sealing your pavers adds a protective layer to the surface to prevent staining and water damage. Sealing also helps prevent weeds from growing between the pavers, making it easier to maintain. Once you’ve finished cleaning your patio, sealing will keep the pavers looking fresh and new. If you’re unsure whether your patio has been sealed, pour some water on it. If the water beads up and is not absorbed, your paver patio is sealed. Call a paver patio maintenance company ASAP if it is immediately absorbed into the patio. You should have your paver patio resealed every 2-4 years to keep it immaculate.

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about how to maintain your pavers, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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