The goal of every homeowner is keeping their home looking as lovely as possible. This is more so when it comes to the outdoor space. This is the first thing people say when approaching your house. For years, pavers have been the go-to solution for adding beauty and value to a property. However, how well you maintain them will affect how your home looks. In this post, our focus will be on paver restoration and what you can do to keep your pavers looking amazing.
Replace broken and chipped pavers
One of the first steps in paver restoration is replacing the broken and chipped pavers. While this is the most demanding part of paver maintenance, it is unavoidable when you want your outdoor space to continue looking amazing. Replacing broken and chipped pavers is also essential for safety. Broken and uneven pavers collect debris, dirt and standing water. They also increase risk to both people and pets. If you are uncomfortable, you can also replace the stained pavers too.
The process of replacing pavers starts with the preparation of the subsoil. Pavers need to rest on a level base. You also need to remove any debris, grasses, weeds or roots that may end up displacing or cracking the stone. You then need to position the pavers on the solid sand base and use soil to fill the gap between the pavers.
If you are uncomfortable tackling the repairs on your own, you can contact a professional. The best thing about working with a professional is that they will not rely on guesswork to restore your pavers. They will also help choose the best pavers for your space.
Keep them clean
Away from restoration, when caring for your pavers you have to make sure that they are clean. Start by bringing out the broom. Sweeping daily will leave the pavers looking great. Sweeping prevents the buildup of soil, dust, leaves and other debris which can stain the pavers. Sweeping the pavers when expecting rain will make cleanup easier later.
It is also a good practice to rinse the pavers thoroughly after sweeping. Use a garden hose to rinse the stone and brick pavers. If the area is prone to moss or mold, you should hit it with a power washer. This is more so if there are areas that can collect standing water.
You also need to routinely wash your pavers using a cleaning solution. The soap you use has to be mild so as not to damage the pavers. White vinegar, and dish soap are some of the best cleaning solutions you can use. Scrub the pavers gently with a bristle brush.
Last but not least, to prolong the life of your pavers and avoid doing a lot of work in paver restoration, you should consider getting them sealed. Getting them sealed will make the colors last long and simplify maintenance.