I’ve seen a lot of brick paver hardscaping that is full of weeds, or sunken in patches, or worn and stained. Who knew there was a right and a wrong way of managing your brick pavers?
The wrong way is just not doing anything. We live in a fallen world, friends, and NOTHING is maintenance-free. Your bathroom needs cleaning, your grass needs cutting, your kids need discipline, and your pavers need maintaining.
How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios
Here’s a great youtube video on maintaining your pavers, thanks to the Brick Paver Doctor. Here’s another, courtesy of the manufacturer, Sakrete.
So– how to:
1. Power wash the path/patio. Get rid of dirt, moss/mildew, and weeds.
2. Sweep up the debris–the power washing makes quite a mess!
3. Fill the joints with polymeric sand. Polymeric sand creates a firm but flexible bond between the pavers, and deters weeds.
4. Repeat every two or three years.
Now that I’ve seen a solution to the inevitable weeds in the paver joints problem, I feel a lot better about designing with bricks and smaller pavers.
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