Paver patios are an asset to any home – whether you plan to use the space to entertain friends and family or soak up some extra sunshine. Fortunately, paver patios are also incredibly durable, as they are made from stone, brick, or flagstone. This means that they’re less likely to fall victim to the elements, split or crack.
However, it’s important to note that they are not destruction-proof and may begin to age if not cared for properly. As such, it’s important that you work hard to maintain your paver patio if you want it to stand the test of time!
With that in mind, here are some simple tips you can use to develop the best patio paver maintenance plan!
Keep weeds at bay.
Weeds growing between the gaps of your paver tiles not only look unsightly but could also cause structural damage. As such, you should work to keep weeds at bay all year round. Make de-weeding this area a priority whenever you’re doing a spot of gardening or invest in Weed-Killer sprays. Sometimes, applying grout or other sealants can also reduce the chances of weeds sprouting up.
Keep your patio clean.
When maintaining an area of your home, cleanliness is often key. After all, dirt and debris could easily build up in the gaps between tiles, especially as your patio is the area in your home most vulnerable to the elements. Thankfully, keeping your patio debris-free is relatively simple – you just need to grab a brush and do some sweeping. Regular sweeping can also be useful in combating weeds, as you’re brushing away any seeds before they have the chance to germinate or spread into the cracks of the pavers.
Put together a consistent schedule.
Often, the reason an area in our home or garden falls into disrepair is due to the fact that we simply don’t have the time to care for it – or we forget. This means that tasks that should only take a few minutes, such as sweeping, fall to the bottom of our to-do list and never get completed. Putting together a proper maintenance schedule – and writing it down – will encourage you to hold yourself accountable and make sure you stay on top of your patio paver maintenance.
Ideally, you should aim to sweep or clean your patio once a week – more often if you have recently experienced bad or windy weather. You may also want to jet or powerwash the area once a month to keep it looking as good as new!
Carry out repairs quickly.
A good maintenance plan will also encourage you to be proactive. That is, you should seek to carry out any repairs, such as cracked or otherwise damaged pavers, sooner rather than later. There are many reasons for this – firstly, they stop your patio from looking its best, and damage in one area can quickly spread to others.
At Stone Paving LLC, we’re experts at all things paver patio – including repairs. Get in touch today to find out more.