Paver restoration generally consists of pressure washing your pavers, re-laying any loose or uneven pavers and refilling the polymeric sand between the pavers. The results can often be quite transformational; however, the instant gratification and curb appeal are not the only benefits.
During the pressure washing portion of the process, the direct impact of the water can easily remove those pesky weeds that grow in between your pavers without using any harsh chemicals. Weeds are not only unsightly, but they can also cause the pavers to shift out of place and make them look unkept.
Overtime, your pavers can start to develop mildew or algae growth, which can be slippery to those walking on it, thus creating a risk of falling. Proper pressure washing should remove most, if not all, of that slippery growth.
As the ground shifts and weeds grow, it is common for pavers to sink or become uneven creating a tripping hazard on your walkways and patios. A proper paver restoration company should reset uneven pavers to be level with the surrounding pavers, mitigating the chance of tripping over lifted corners.
Not only will keeping the pavers free and clear of growth increase the lifespan of the pavers themselves but resetting uneven pavers and applying new polymeric sand on a regular basis will keep the overall structure of the patio intact for years to come.
For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, regular pressure washing of your outdoor living areas is highly recommended. The exterior surfaces of your home such as your porches, patios and walkways collect unwanted growth and germs all year long such as pollens, pollutants and animal droppings that can carry bacteria harmful to your family’s health. Most pressure washing professionals use a biodegradable disinfecting cleaning solution to kill mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, fungus, moss and more. For more on how exterior cleaning can benefit your health: Spring Cleaning Tips Beneficial to Your Health.
It is always important to remember, if you are going to handle these matters on your own, always take the necessary safety precautions. In the event you want to ensure the job is done correctly, we recommend hiring a professional.