Paver Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Paver Maintenance FAQs

Q. Should I Seal My Pavers?

A. Sealing your pavers is not necessary, it is however recommended! The reasons for this are that a sealed paver surface is much easier to clean, or may even prevent staining. Also, sealing will enhance and maintain your brightly colored pavers. Lastly, sealing your pavers will prevent the growth of weeds in between your joints.

Q. What is Efflorescence?

A. Efflorescence is the whitish haze that may appear on your pavers after a period of time. It is natural and will not damage or affect your pavers. It is produced by the ingredients and materials used to install pavers.

Q. Can I Remove Efflorescence?

A. Efflorescence will eventually go away, because it is a natural occurring haze, however, you can also obtain a cleaning solution which is specially designed for the removal of efflorescence.

Paver Efflorescence

Q. Will Weeds Grow Between the Joints of My Pavers?

A. By ensuring that your joints are completely filled up with sand, this will help prevent the amount of weed seeds that fall between the joints. You can also seal your pavers, which will coat the joints, making it impossible for weeds to grow.

Q. What Do I Do If My Pavers Are Stained?

A. There are a number of different cleaning solutions available on the market. Whether it is an oil stain, grease and grime, rust, moss and algae, or rubber marks, there is a product suitable for all stains.

Q. What Happens If My Pavers Are Chipped or Damaged?

A. The great thing about pavers is that they are easy to repair! They can be pried out with the use of two screwdrivers, and replaced with new ones. It’s that easy! This makes pavers a very cost efficient product, for there are no real high costs involved in repairing. 
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Q. What About Snow Removal?

A. It is recommended that you use rubber edged plows, rather than sharp edged objects, which may damage your pavers. You can also try some of the ice-melting products available on the market; they are safe and effective for use on pavers!