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Maintenance 101: How to Take Care of Your Patio Pavers

We have to admit that caring for our yards is one of our least favorite chores. However, it is necessary because a neglected garden can lessen your property’s curb appeal. It will become a problem if you are selling your home in the future.


It is important to understand that tending to our yard also involves maintaining our hardscape patios, including the pavers leading to the veranda. Of course, you can ask the help of a contractor to keep it in excellent shape, but you can do some minimal tasks to care for them.


Here are some of them:


Sweep Daily


Sweeping hardscape patios regularly keep them from becoming dusty and dirty. It removes dirt and debris that accumulates in the cracks of your pavers. You can quickly sweep it by using a broom or a leaf blower. If you have loose debris, you can use a broom.


Before sweeping, you have to make sure that you have turned off the primary water source to avoid possible flooding. In case there is a valve in your yard, turn it off.


For sweeping, you should use a stiff-bristled broom. Make sure that you push the broom in a pattern that will let you collect everything. You can sweep hardscape patios at once or do it section by section. Cleaning your backyard will also allow you to spot any termites or other pests before they can nibble on your pavers.


Give Pavers a Good Rinse


For this chore, you will need a hose and a watering can. Make sure that your hose has been correctly attached to the water source. It is prudent not to fill your watering can with a lot of water because it will be too heavy to handle when it comes to watering. Instead, fill it with just enough water to cover your pavers.


Ensure that you have turned off the primary water source. You can do this so that you will avoid over-watering or flooding.


If there are leaves or debris on the surface of the pavers, you can sweep them first before watering them. Sweep them aside so that you can easily collect them.


After sweeping, get a spray nozzle that will allow you to water your hardscape patios evenly. Take a step back and start watering the pavers. Please take note that you do not have to water the entire deck. Just water the areas that need to be rinsed.


Bring Out Your Favorite Paver Cleaning Solution


To effectively clean your hardscape patio pavers, choose a product that will suit your needs. Aside from that, you should also determine the type of dirt that you need to clean. Please select a product that will effectively clean your pavers and leave them looking new.

Before sweeping, you can use a brush to get rid of excess dirt or debris that you may have gathered from your sweeping session. Also, using a brush will prevent unnecessary wear on your feet.


A brush can also help clean dirt off edges and corners. If you want to clean just the edges, you can use a brush to clean. While you are at it, you can also clean your pavers with a solution—mix plain water and some soap to create a cleaning solution that will effectively remove dirt and grime.


Conclusion


A hardscape patio can be the perfect addition to a residential or commercial property. However, due to the constant sun exposure and their close proximity to the ground, hardscape patios become dirty and dusty.


Cleaning your hardscape patio pavers will also let you inspect them for possible issues like termites or rotting wood. If you do not clean your hardscape patios and you will discover it too late, you might have to spend extra to replace them.


If you want an extensive maintenance service for your pavers, you should talk to reliable hardscape contractors. One of the leaders in the industry is Nav Construction. You can rely on us to take care of your hardscapes, so book an appointment now!



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