Install Pavers Correctly
First thing about cleaning your pavers is to make sure that they are installed right and sealed against the elements. Viking Pavers, premiere walkway installers in the Bay Area, always does a professional job to ensure your pavers are sturdy and can stand up to Mother Nature. This doesn’t give you a pass on cleaning, but it does make it easier to maintain the pavers and driveway.
Take Care of Your Pavers and Driveway
Avoid placing heavy equipment on your pavers and parking heavy trucks in your driveway. You should also direct water away from your paving materials. Direct your gutters away from the concrete and pavers. When you water your landscape, don’t let water pool on your patio or driveway. Make sure there are no low spots where water can sit and seep into your pavers or disrupt the soil underneath.
Clean Up Spills Right Away
Oil or other automotive liquids can cause your driveway and pavers to break down. Keep a cleaner/degreaser on hand to quickly wipe up small puddles. Make sure your lawn care crew cleans up after mowing and trimming. Talk to landscape companies in the Bay Area about efficient design when laying down walkways and patios.
Scrub Your Driveway and Pavers
If you’ve got a small section that needs some cleaning, tackle it with a scrub brush and detergent designed to handle the grime. We recommend dishwashing soap or Simple Green. If you have tough stains, try soaking the paver with a solution of white vinegar and water before washing the pavers with soap and water. If you are using an untested cleaner, test it in an inconspicuous place first, just as you would do if you were cleaning your carpet. You can also use a pressure or power washer to handle the job. If you have a big cleaning job, make sure the weather conditions are conducive to letting the pavers dry quickly and thoroughly.
By following these tips, you can enjoy a clean exterior that is safe. Viking Pavers installs patios, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens and fire pits to make your exterior more functional and stylish. We’ll help you add curb appeal to your home by enhancing your outdoor space.
Looking for a Company for Paving in the Bay Area?
Viking Pavers has completed thousands of paver installations including driveways, patios, and paths as well as landscape design and retaining walls for homeowners in the Bay Area. We can help you remodel your back yard, replace a driveway, and much more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!