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CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING

CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING

13th December 2017 in Training

CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING

Block paving is widely laid in the UK as a surface for driveways, patios and paths. It is also widely used in the commercial sector.

Block paving is a durable long lasting surface for a driveway or patio but it can be problematic to keep clean as you can see in the image below.

CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING

Block pavers are an essential component to landscape design and can be used in many areas, especially driveways and patios.

They are available in a series of patterns each with their own style and aesthetic appeal as well as specialized application. They can be used to match both traditional and modern houses. When used for a driveway or patio the herringbone pattern is a popular choice as it establishes the blocks at an angle of 45 degrees from each other. This type of spacing allows the driveway or patio to carry a heavy load, spreading weight as evenly as possible. The end result seems highly intricate and complicated, but experts in landscaping and can make it look amazing. 

Cleaning and sealing block paving can make old block paving look like a new surface. Although a commercial power washer may be required for large areas of block paving, in most cases this isn't necessary. Pressure washing block paving too often can result in surface destabilisation and isn't recommended.

CLEANING AND SEALING BLOCK PAVING

If you are a DIY enthusiast and want to keep your block paved driveway or patio looking good at all times, here are some easy to follow guidelines.

  1. Treat oil stains quickly with oil remover 
  2. Use weedkiller to kill weeds on block paving
  3. Pressure clean the drive if required but not too frequently
  4. Clean with a good block paving cleaner and leave to dry
  5. Re-sand the joints with kiln dried sand
  6. Apply block paving sealer for lasting protection

It really is as straightforward as that. If you follow the steps above, you can keep your block paving in tip top condition. The block paving sealer will harden the sand in the joints and this will help prevent weeds growing. 

With some care and regular maintenance block paving will last a long time. You don't have to be a driveway cleaning professional to keep a block paved driveway clean and free from weeds.

If you would have a block paved driveway and would like to restore it to something like its original condition call 01268 722500. You can also make an enquiry online by clicking here.

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