How Do You Fix Interlocking Pavers?

Interlocking concrete pavers for home design projects, including courtyards and drives and pathways, are considered by many as a material of choice. The pavers are interlocking in a variety of forms, sizes and colours. It is strong, robust and easy to install. Given all these positive features, they need sometimes maintenance and repair, like everything else in your landscape. This is an invaluable guide to keep your concrete pavers at their best. It includes the simple paver repairs that you will possibly need occasionally. A few hours of work once or twice a year are typically everything you need to keep your concrete pavers safe.

 

Coating and Re-sealing the Pavers

Coating the concrete surface with a sealant can help to maintain the color while mitigating over time surface damage and staining. It usually takes two to three years to reseal the pavers. Before applying the sealer, thoroughly sweep and purify the existing surface. A brush or a sprayer may be used depending on the size of your patio. There are various sealers on the market for industrial pavers. If you are unsure we can recommend the properties of your specific purchase based on our intimate knowledge. 

 

Use Polymeric Sand to Strengthen the Pavement

In the initial construction of your patio or walk, polymeric sand was ideally used. Polymeric sand strengthens the overall system of paving while discouraging the frequent plagues of courtyard sand from weeds and hormones. If not, you can repair the entire patio by replacing the ancient sand with polymeric sand once the original sand starts to disappear. The bulk of old sand is flushed out by a pressure wash or jet spray. Polymer sand can be swept into the paver joints after everything is dry. The entire surface must be dulled gently so that the sand sets and additional sand can be washed through any voids. Tell one of our experts whether you need advice and a specific situation.

Repairing the Edge

Following a long winter, pavers around a patio edge will not be unusual to move out. The edge is often dislodged in plastic or metal. 

  • Hit the pavers on the bottom.

  • Restore the boundary to the correct position.

  • Remove the pavers and add sand below as required, so the surface is even.

  • Into the joints, suck the silicone powder.

Resetting Pavers

Often one or two pavers rest or ascend in the center of a patio in contrast to the other pavers. If a surface area is uneven, it isn't as hard as you might assume to patch. Removal of the first paver is the hardest part. While special paver extractors are available, most flat head screwdrivers and some elbow grate typically work the same way.

  • Replace all the pavers, one or five, that must be reset.

  • Add small amounts of powder to the base course to the final surface level.

  • Make sure the extra sand is compacted.

  • Remove the pavers and damp them.

  • Into the joints, brush silicone sand.

Are You Considering Pavers for Your Driveway or Outdoor Living Space? 

 

At DPG Pavers and Design, we’ve been providing our customers with specialized Landscape and Hardscape Design and Build services for over 30 years. DPG.Design, headquartered in San Ramon, California is the best curb-appeal and outdoor living space designers in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Appearing on HGTV’s Curb Appeal and featured on Discovery Channel’s program Renovation Nation, our team of skilled designers and landscape engineers provide top-quality service and professionalism our customers love.  DPG.Design offers 2-D and 3-D conceptual home and landscape design plans that allow you to visualize your dream space and make that dream-concept a reality. 

 

Have a driveway in dire need of replacement? Moved into a new home and not happy with your home’s curb appeal? Can’t seem to finish your backyard project? Contact DPG Pavers and Design to schedule your free consultation today!

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