A Sidewalk Pavers Maintenance Guide
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES FOR SIDEWALK PAVERS...
Introduction to Sidewalk Pavers
A paved sidewalk needs maintenance. Commercial and public sidewalks need to be maintained on a regular day-to-day basis. This is due to heavy foot traffic that passes over the sidewalk every minute of the day. Cycles and animals can also damaage public sidewalks. Your local council will generally take care of the maintenance of public and commercial sidewalks. However, on residential sidewalks the homeowner is responsible for maintenance.
There are many types of pavers that can be used on sidewalk applications. They include:
Each one of these pavers requires their own individual maintenance. Some may require maintenance on a day-to-day basis and some may only require regular maintenance.
Sidewalks General Maintenance
Both commercial and residential sidewalks generally require basic maintenance. This process involves:
Step 1: Give the sidewalk a brush over, using a broom. This will remove all dirt, leaves, and unwanted rubbish from the area.
Step 2: Using a hose you can wash over the sidewalk to remove all excess dirt and rubbish that the broom has left behind.
Step 3: To ensure that all dirt, rubbish and unnecessary pest are removed thoroughly you can repeat step 1 several times.
Step 4: To remove unwanted stains seek professional’s advice as to the appropriate product for your sidewalk.
SIDEWALK PAVERS MAINTENANCE FOR DIFFERENT MATERIALS
Different pavers need different types of maintenance. Here is a list of the basic maintenance required for some types of pavers that are used on sidewalks.
Concrete pavers are low in maintenance. Sealing the pavers will add protection from various types of staining from oils, paint, and other unwanted spills.
The only main concern with maintaining concrete pavers is efflorescence that is easily managed by many cleaning agents.
Natural Stone Pavers
Natural stone pavers are also low in maintenance. They can also be sealed using a protection-coated sealer that allows the stone to breathe. Natural stones need to breathe the fresh air. That’s how they keep their natural beauty. There are many specific types of cleaners available which will help maintain natural stone pavers.
Brick pavers are the easiest maintain. All they require is some warm soapy water and a bit of a scrub using a scrubbing brush to remove all dirt, stains, and rubbish.
Dirt and debris commonly gets in between they joints of rubber pavers. To maintain rubber pavers they need to be watered down using a high-pressured water hose. This needs to be done frequently. This will ensure their beauty and strength will last for long periods of time.
Seek your local manufactures advice on the best cleaning agents that will suit your pavers.