Hardscaping Cleaning & Maintenance
Clean your pavers. Over time, they will accumulate a little bit of grime from dust, pollen, foot traffic, leaves and grass clippings, etc. The elements can be brutal to anything left outside your hardscape installation included.
There are simple measures that you can take to keep the surface clean. A backpack blower or other leaf blower can quickly dust off a surface and keep it cleaner longer. Every once in a while though, this isn't enough. Lightly power washing the surface should get rid of most stains. There are also specific stain removers that will help with any more stubborn stains. Power washing should be done with care. You can etch the surface of the pavers easily with too much power or the wrong nozzle.
Here are a few recommendations:
• Use a fan tipped nozzle or one that rotates. A 40-degree tip works great.
• Stay 8 to 10 inches above the surface.
• Most homeowner pressure washing units use about 2 to 21⁄2 gallons of water per minute.
• Unless you're doing a complete restoration, use care around the paver joints or you can blow all of the sand out of them.