To seal or not to seal?
It is not necessary to seal pavers. Sealing does however retard fading of paver color and provides a measure of protection from some stains. Before sealing, pavers must be clean and dry. It is recommended that you wait at least 30 days after pavers manufactured date before sealing. Once sealed, you will need to re-seal approximately every 12 to 24 months.
My pavers are spreading, what’s wrong?
Paver installation should start with the proper base material for the job. Crushed rock with approximately 1 ½” of concrete or gunite sand is recommended. Installation of proper edge restraints is key to preventing spreading of pavers.
Interlocking Pavers vs Concrete
Pavers are environmentally friendly. If you have an underground repair to do, simply remove the pavers in the area, complete the repair and replace them. Not so simple with permanent concrete. Because pavers are a flexible pavement, you will not have surface cracks that usually occur with the use of regular concrete. P.S. Interlocking pavers add resale value to your home. They are aesthetically pleasing and create curb appeal.
How do I keep my pavers clean?
There are products available that are specifically made for cleaning pavers. You can use a pressure cleaner on pavers but do not use more than 1,000 to 1,200 psi of pressure or you could cause damage to the paver surface. If you have serious stains such as tire marks, you should consider hiring a professional.
How can I control the ants and weeds?
You can use a weed killer such as Round-Up, or an insecticide such as Andro, these will not stain your pavers.