If you’re like most homeowners, your paver patio is the heart of your home. It’s where you relax with a book or have dinner parties with friends. You should be able to enjoy the beauty and functionality of your paver patio for years to come. But if you don’t take care of it properly or have issues arise due to wear and tear, then it can become unusable in no time at all! Luckily there are simple ways for paver patio restoration so that they look great again: pressure washing them first followed by polymeric sand restoration.
Pressure Wash Your Paver Patio
Pressure washing your pavers is the first step in creating a clean, new look. There are two ways to do this: with a pressure washer or by hand. For large areas, we recommend using a pressure washer; however, if you want to save some time (and possibly money) then you can use a cleaning solution and a soft bristle brush for smaller areas.
For small areas like joints, we recommend using only water as it’s more effective than any other method. You can also use either a hard or soft bristle brush depending on what type of grime has built up on your patio pavers over time. For example, if there are stubborn stains that won’t come off when using just water then try switching up your cleaning strategy to include some soap and elbow grease by using harder bristles instead of softer ones!
Inspect Your Paver Patio for Issues
Paver patio restoration is a great way to bring your old pavers back to life. However, there are some things you should inspect before beginning the process. You want to make sure that your paver patio is in good shape before getting started and spending money on it! Check out this list of things to look for when inspecting a paver patio:
- Check for cracks in the pavers or joints between them. This could be due to shifting soil or extreme weather conditions (such as torrential rain). If there are cracks in your pavers, these can be repaired with cement masonry products.
- Make sure that there aren’t any weeds growing up through the joints of your patio or around its edge—you don’t want these competing with other plants in your garden! Weed killers are available at most home improvement stores; buy one that works best on lawns and gardens (the label will tell you) and spray it onto weeds after they’ve emerged from their seeds (usually early spring) but before they bloom (usually late spring).
Remove and Replace Damaged Pavers
- To remove damaged pavers, first use a hammer to break the pavers apart. Then, use a chisel to scrape them out of the ground. If that doesn’t work, you can use a crowbar or sledgehammer to pull them up. You can also rent or buy special tools that will make it easier to remove your pavers. These include:
- Paver Remover (A hydraulic jack on wheels)
- Paver Extractor (A hydraulic jack with teeth on one side)
Use Polymeric Sand for Paver Patio Restoration
Polymeric sand is an excellent way to repair cracks in your paver patio. The polymeric sand mixture contains a resin, which helps it stick to concrete and pavers. When you use this material, it becomes part of the concrete for good. The polymeric sand will bond with your pavers and hold them together permanently as long as it’s mixed properly with water.
Polymerized sand is easy to use because there are no mixing requirements when adding the resin into water or existing concrete mix before pouring out onto your surface area where you want to repair cracks in paver patios or any other type of concrete surface that has been damaged due to age or weathering over time due such things as freezing temperatures during winter months (which can cause expansion/shrinkage).
The best part about using this type of repair product is that once you apply it correctly (and correctly means according to directions), there’s no need for further maintenance over time unlike other types such as brick slabs(smaller pieces) which require ongoing care throughout their lifespan in order not break apart at joints where different blocks meet up together across sections underneath – something called “curing process” occurs where humidity levels rise after initial installation; thus causing expansion/shrinking leading eventually cracking them apart if nothing else happens first like falling off during heavy rain storms etc…
Seal Your Paver Patio for Protection and Beauty
Seal your paver patio to protect and beautify it. A common problem with pavers is the staining and discoloration that can occur over time. Sealants are one of the best ways to prevent this from happening. They can also help you preserve the color and texture of your pavers as well as prevent algae growth on the sides of your walkways.
All Florida Seal can help you with your paver patio restoration.
All Florida Seal is a company that has been around for years. We have a great reputation in our industry and with our customers. We are proud of this and strive to keep our business running smoothly, treating each customer as though they are family.
All Florida Seal specializes in paver patio restoration, so if your pavers need some TLC, we can help!
Whether you are restoring paver patios that were damaged by erosion or simply want to bring them back to their original glory, All Florida Seal has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. We offer a wide range of services that can help you on your paver patio restoration and make them look new again.