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Interlocking Brick Maintenance: A Complete Guide

Post by : Admin

21-Aug-2020

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Many people consider interlocking concrete pavers to be one of the most premium materials for home landscaping projects such as walkways, drives, and patios. They are durable, strong, easy-to-install, and come in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. However, like everything else in your home landscape, they will require some level of maintenance and repair.

In this piece, we’re going to provide a complete guide to maintaining interlocking concrete pavers.

Resealing

You can minimize staining, surface damage, and discoloration by coating the surface of your pavers with a sealer. Generally speaking, resealing pavers every two or three years is more than enough. When the time comes to reseal your pavers, make sure to thoroughly clean the surface before resealing. Consider using a spray or brush, depending on the size of your patio.

Use Polymeric Sand for Repair

Landscapers typically consider polymeric sand to be among the best materials that are used for patio and walk joint sand. Using a combination of binders and natural sand helps the polymeric sand stay in place in the narrow spaces between the pavers. Your overall pavement system will benefit from the integrity that polymeric sand will provide. Moreover, it will deter weeds and pests, such as ants.

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Edge Repair

Here’s a step-by-step guide to edge repair for interlocking pavers:

  • Remove all edge pavers.
  • Keeping proper alignment in mind, restake the edging.
  • Replace your pavers. Add as much sand as is needed to keep the surface even.
  • Apply polymeric sand in the joints.

Resetting Pavers

At times, you may notice a paver or two rising a little higher above. This typically happens when the surface isn’t even. Here’s a guide to resetting them.

  • Use specialized extractor tools to remove the pavers that must be reset.
  • Apply small amounts of sand to the base course to make the final level of the surface even.
  • Make sure to press the additional sand down so that it is compacted.
  • Replace the pavers and tamp them in place.
  • Apply polymeric sand in the joints.

We have more than 20 years of experience providing masonry services in Bristol and other areas in CT. If you’re based in Hartford, Burlington, or Simsbury, call us today for an early appointment.

If your interlocking concrete pavers have been neglected for too long and are showing signs of damage, we offer professional masonry design, repairs, and installation. Reach out to us at (860) 225-9178 for more details.

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