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Prevention is better than cure!
If a stain occurs, follow these simple steps:
- Sweep regularly with a stiff bristled broom to keep pavers free from debris.
- For maximum protection we recommend sealing concrete pavers after installation with a penetrating sealer. (Please check with a reputable sealing company for advice).
- Re-seal concrete pavers as required taking special care in heavy wear areas and salt-water locations.
- During construction, cover the paved areas to protect against damage.
- Protect your pavers against possible staining from mortar, oxides, cement and rust.
- WARNING: Hydrochloric acid is NOT recommended for use with concrete pavers as irreparable surface damage may occur.
- Do not use high pressure cleaning apparatus to clean pavers.
- Attempt to clean stain before it hardens or dries up in all cases.
- Assess type of stain carefully before taking action (incorrect assessment of stain can cause the stain to be more difficult to remove)
- If stain cannot be accurately assessed, conduct a trial process on a small portion of stained area to determine most appropriate action
- Utilise the guide below on some stain removal solutions
* Efflorescence is naturally occurring in cement based products.
|PROBLEM||SUGGESTED CLEANING METHOD|
(White powdery deposit)
|Brush first with a stiff bristled broom. Then hoseˆ with clean water. Weathering will eventually stop this process from occurring.|
|Leaves, Bark, Algae, Food and Wine Stains||Use bleach diluted with water, then wash ˆ down.|
|Chewing Gum||Freeze with dry ice and remove with a spatula.|
|Ivy suckers||Apply a heat gun to the suckers until they go hard. Allow them to cool and dry, then scrub them off with a stiff brush.|
ˆ Subject to water restrictions in your area.
Call 13 15 40 for further information.