Caring For Your Pavers

Prevention is better than cure!

  • 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.
If a stain occurs, follow these simple steps:
  1. Assess type of stain carefully before taking action (incorrect assessment of stain can cause the stain to be more difficult to remove)
  2. If stain cannot be accurately assessed, conduct a trial process on a small portion of stained area to determine most appropriate action
  3. Utilise the guide below on some stain removal solutions
 
PROBLEMSUGGESTED CLEANING METHOD
Efflorescence*
(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 StainsUse bleach diluted with water, then wash ˆ down.
Chewing GumFreeze with dry ice and remove with a spatula.
Ivy suckersApply a heat gun to the suckers until they go hard. Allow them to cool and dry, then scrub them off with a stiff brush.

* Efflorescence is naturally occurring in cement based products.
ˆ Subject to water restrictions in your area.


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