A paver patio can be brick, stone, or concrete, and all these variations can be stunning. However, while they are highly durable, they do need some routine maintenance to keep them looking clean and new. Below are a few tips for how to maintain a paver patio.
The first way to maintain a paver patio is to sweep it when it gets littered with leaves and dirt. If leaves remain on the surface, they could stain it when it rains, leaving you more work to do later on. At a minimum, it is best to take your broom and sweep off the debris before it rains.
Cleaning with a type of detergent is another level up, getting your pavers a deeper clean. Dish soap and a bucket of water is a simple and effective solution. Other popular remedies include water with white vinegar, baking soda, or both. If you use white vinegar or baking soda, you’ll need to let it sit for an hour so it can do its magic.
If there’s an easy and powerful way to maintain a paver patio, it’s powerwashing. You can rent or purchase a powerwasher, or hire a landscaper to do it for you. Adjust the machine to the recommended power level, spray the water down the patio, and watch the stones become like new.
Paver patio experts highly recommend sealing it once every few years. Sealant protects your pavers from weeds, moisture, and staining, keeping it in good shape for years to come. Sealed pavers are also easier to clean. Make sure the patio is clean and dry before you seal it.
Sometimes, pieces can stain or crack. There may be underlying problems with the patio, such as improper installation or drainage issues. One can easily replace a stained or broken paver, but if the issue is extensive, you might want to start planning to invest in a new patio.
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