Adaliz Louise Auclair Outdoor Paver June 17th, 2018 - 19:53:22
Apply a paver sealer if applicable and if desired. There are many options when choosing paver sealers. Some will have a glossy wet look which often darkens the color of you pavers (which you may or may not desire). Some paver sealers have a matte finish while others are completely invisible. The sealer creates a durable barrier against liquid absorption on the paver itself (as opposed to the joint stabilizing sealer which hardens the joint sand). Brick paver sealers will help prevent staining and will keep your pavers looking cleaner for a much longer period of time. Some high end pavers have a stain resistant surface and this step is unnecessary. Follow the instructions of the sealers manufacturer on how to apply it properly.
Keep in mind that its often quite easy to create patterned effects on a driveway when you use paving bricks. Choosing two complementary colours and creating a border effect can help to form a bit of a frame around your driveway area. Its also possible to create smaller patterns of opposing coloured bricks in the centre of a larger driveway. The paving used for pathways is often not as thick as those used for traffic areas. These usually come in a 40mm thickness. Its usually quite easy to match your pathways to whatever colour scheme youve chosen for your driveway. This helps to tie in your outdoor landscaping features into a matching theme which enhances the look of your home.
Pavers can be repaired by lifting the affected area re-grading and re-compacting the base and bedding sand and reinstalling the same pavers. It is an inexpensive procedure that leaves no unsightly repair patches. Pavers are easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional rinsing are usually the most maintenance needed. For heavy soiling pressure washing or a simple spot treatment with a brush cleaner water and some elbow grease will solve the problem. We recommend that you re-sand the joints between the pavers after a pressure wash.
Look at the transition. If you are paving an area of your home that links together the inside and the outside it is important that you choose a paver that will complement both these areas. You need to look at the texture feel and colour of each stone and compare it to the flooring inside your home. Think about maintenance. Different types of pavers will require different levels of maintenance and care. If you want a low maintenance option you would not choose a stone that requires resealing once a year and cleaning every weekend would you? Think about safety. Keep in mind that some pavers will be very slippery when wet but that this can often be counteracted with a special non-slip coating. If you fear that one particular stone may be a trip or slip hazard perhaps opt for another kind.