How to Maintain Your Permeable Pavers?



PERMEABLE PAVERS MAINTENANCE GUIDE

Introduction

Once you have installed your Permeable or Pervious Pavers there are some maintenance requirements that should be carried out regularly in order to maintain the efficiency of your new porous system. If you installed Grass Pavers you should treat them as you would your lawn, by regularly watering and mowing the surface.

Permeable Pavers

Concrete permeable Pavers Interlocking Concrete Pavers and Porous Concrete requires a little more care. These surfaces need to be kept clean and free of debris, so it is necessary to carry out vacuuming and washing of the surface so as to keep the voids clear and allow them to function as they should. You can use street sweepers and vacuums to maintain these types of pavers, and carry out the procedure about 4 times a year. It is a good idea to check the level of the fill material in the voids of Interlocking Pavers, and re-fill them when necessary, particularly after pressure cleaning.

Step-by-Step Maintenance Guide

The primary purpose of cleaning and maintaining your Permeable Paver System is to make sure that the drainage voids in the surface are clean and clear from all kinds of debris. If such debris is left it will clog up the drainage voids of your pavement and in turn reduce the flow capacity of the system. If you carry out the following Maintenance procedures on a regular basis you will be able to prevent the natural clogging of the voids to occur, which can possibly render your Permeable Pavers useless.
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Follow these steps and secure your new Permeable Pavers Installation:

1. You should inspect your site on a regular basis, after installation you should inspect it once a month for about 4-6 months. After this time period you can inspect the site annually, particularly after there has been heavy rain or storms, for this is the time when the drainage voids can become clogged with organic debris.

Street Sweepers

2. Every 3 months you should get into the habit of sweeping and vacuuming your permeable surface.

You can use street sweepers that have a vacuum and brushes, which help clean out the voids in your paver system, and therefore, restore permeability.

3. It is also a good idea to apply high pressure hosing of the site after you have swept and vacuumed it thoroughly. Check that the voids are still well filled with aggregate, and if not you may have to regularly re-fill them. Using clean gravel is the chosen fill material.

4. You can fix or replace damaged Permeable Pavers, and you can also repair sections of Porous Concrete.

5. To maintain the function of your permeable pavement, carry out these steps and enjoy the benefits!