Did you know that there are many ways to restore damaged pavers? Yes, it's true! The internet is filled with DIY tips on how to seal and repair your pavers, but it can be difficult to find quality information from reputable sources. Sometimes, people don't realize just how much damage their existing pavers can sustain until they see them after a storm or heavy rain. This guide will help you with your pavers restoration so that they look like new again!
Before you can do pavers restoration in your yard, you will need to remove any dirt and debris. Once it has been ground down and removed, you'll need to pressure wash your pavers so that they are clean. Next, you will want to remove any moss that may be growing on top of your pavers. This can be done by using a grinder or chisel and then scrubbing them down with a brush or wire brush attachment on an electric drill after they have been cleaned off. If there are algae growing on top of the surface of your pavers (this greenish-blueish substance), use a chemical treatment for algae control.
Power wash the pavers
Power washing your pavers is the first step to pavers restoration and restoring them back to their original glory.
Power washing your pavers will remove any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the surface of your paver. A power washer should be used with a low-pressure setting and a good-quality detergent. Remember that over-pressurizing can cause damage to your pavers, so keep it at a minimum and don't go overboard! Also, make sure you use a good quality spray nozzle and wand so that you get an even distribution of water on all parts of each paver.
Grinded the pavers
The first step to restoring pavers is grinding the surface of the pavers so that you can get at the sub-surface layers. Grinding can be done with a power planer or sander, but some people prefer to get it done by hand. Either way, this should be done with caution to avoid damaging nearby plants or property.
Pressure washed again
Once your pavers are clean, you can remove the stains by pressure washing them. Pressure washers should be used with caution and care as they can cause damage to the pavers if used incorrectly.
Pressure washing with a high-pressure nozzle will dislodge dirt from the surface of your pavers, allowing it to be rinsed away with water. A low-pressure nozzle is useful for cleaning cracks in your paver's surface without damaging them further or getting inside joints where dirt and grime collect.
Replaced damaged pavers
Replaced damaged pavers: If your pavers are cracked or stained, you can replace them and fill in the old holes with new pavers of the same type. This is a quick fix that does not require any major excavation work. You may also choose to take this opportunity to change out your old, boring concrete for something more attractive and eye-catching!
Replacement paver size: If you're replacing only one or two pavers, it might be easier to simply purchase new ones at a local hardware store or garden center than dig into the entire yard. However, if there are multiple areas where you want to replace damaged bricks (such as along an entire walkway), then digging up enough dirt will likely be necessary before laying down new material. You can find sizes ranging from 6 inches wide all the way up to 12 inches; most people tend toward 7-inch widths due to their smaller cost per square foot (or price per square meter).
Replacement material selection: It doesn't matter whether you're replacing damaged concrete with another type of concrete (like brick) or some other material altogether—you'll need someone who knows how much work needs to be done beforehand so they're able–and is willing!–to provide accurate estimates before starting any work on site.”
Re-sanded and re-sealed
The next step is to sand the pavers again. This will provide a nice smooth surface for the sealant to adhere to. You should use coarse-grit sandpaper and work in an overlapping circular motion, starting from the outside of a paver and working inward toward its center.
Once you have completed this process, apply your sealant using a paint roller or brush—this will help ensure that all areas of each individual tile are adequately coated with sealant. Be sure not to leave any areas dry; if you do so, there is a greater chance that they will crack over time due to excessive exposure during freeze-thaw cycles!
Apex Paver Sealing will help you with Pavers Restoration
Apex Paver Sealing Restoration process includes:
- Power washing (if needed) to remove dirt, oil, and grime from your pavers
- Hand grinding to remove all cracks, chips, and broken pieces from your pavers before sealing them
- The use of a special cementitious coating that seals, fills in cracks, and makes them look like new again!
If you want to restore your pavers, Apex Paver Sealing is the best choice for you. We are a full-service company that can handle all of your paver's needs.
Contact Apex Paver Sealing today for more information on how we can help you with your next paver project!