As a homeowner with pavers installed on the patio, walkway, or driveway, you will require paver restoration services at one point in time. Before that time comes, you want to ensure your pavers retain their amazing beauty for the longest time. For this to happen, you have to keep an eye on them and call in a professional whenever there is a major problem. In addition to that, keeping the following points in mind will help you stop panicking and take better care of your pavers.
Pavers settle over time
After some time after installation, you may notice some of the pavers are settling. This is normal especially if you are in San Diego. The best thing is paver restoration services will help fix this problem. Unlike concrete, pavers are individual units. They can be unzipped individually to be pulled up. Your driveway paver will unzip the pavers, adjust the compaction and grade then reinstall the pavers. The ability to relevel individual units saves money and also avoids the issue of a patch look.
Roots can screw up pavers
Roots from trees are a common source of paver problems. While a root barrier will be installed during the initial installation, at times some roots may find their way through the barrier and start damaging your pavers. Small roots are the most problematic because they go through the root protection barrier. Roots grow towards moisture thus the reason why this is an issue. When you notice roots, to save money, you need to get the problem fixed before the pavers break. The pavers will be removed, the roots trimmed, and then the pavers will be reinstalled.
If loose on the border, they may be fixable
How the pavers were installed will determine how the loose pavers are corrected. If the pavers are secured with concrete to restrain the edges, the restraining edge will need to be removed and re-poured. If pavers were installed using motor or thin-set to existing concrete surfaces, the avers have to be pulled up, the old motor bed is removed and a new tin-set layer applied then the pavers be reinstalled.
You can fix moving or unstable pavers
Clicking or moving pavers are a common problem. To stop this problem, a paver restoration expert will use stabilizing sand. RCP, also known as Joint Sand, is the best sand you can use on interlocking pavers. The sand that is used has to be high enough to make it hard for weeds to grow and also deep enough so as not to sound gritty. The sand will also need to be sealed so that it doesn’t wash out.
There are so many things you need to understand about pavers. The key is never to shy away from reaching out to a restoration expert with all your questions. You must also never take too long to get a problem addressed. The longer you wait the worse the problem will get.