How to Maintain your Paver Paths and Patios

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.

Would love to hear your comments. Go to Client Site Analysis page for design help.

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