How to repair my interlocking ?

Interlocking concrete pavers are used in home landscaping projects for patios, driveways, walkways and more, because interlocking stone pavers comes in varieties of shapes, size and styles and they are strong and durable that can last a lifetime

Interlocking surface damage

Without properly sealing your pavers, it is common to see some color fading , discoloration and surface damage in your interlocking patio. Coating the surface of your pavers with a sealer will help maintain the color and finish and minimize surface damages.

Sealing and resealing does not need to happen too often. Resealing your pavers every 3-5 years is sufficient enough if you use a good quality sealer

Weeds come through your pavers

Since there are narrow spaces between the pavers, it is not uncommon for unwanted plants, weeds, or pests to push their way through, but this cause unpleasant appearance on your driveway or walkways.

Polymeric sand is the best material to fill the narrow spaces between pavers. Polymeric sand comes in various colors, and adds strength to the overall pavement system, while deterring weeds at the same time.

Paver shifting

After a long Canadian winter, it’s common for paver edges to shift out of place if they haven’t been properly restrained with edge restraint. Sometimes this can also happen when the plastic or metal edging dislodges, but it’s not too difficult to fix :

  • Remove the edge pavers
  • Re-stake the edging to the proper alignment
  • Replace the pavers, and be sure to add a little more sand underneath so that the surface is even
  • Finish by sweeping polymeric sand into the joints

Interlocking paver surface is uneven

Snow, ice and frost mess with the moisture trapped beneath your interlocking stones, causing them to shift. Occasionally few individual pavers may settle or rise differently that the rest of your pavers, this can post safety and appearance problem, so you need to fix it right away. The repair is not difficult if you :

  • Remove all pf the pavers that need to be reset
  • Add small amounts of sand to base course to make all the paver level and even
  • Replace the paver and tamp into place
  • Sweep polymeric sand into the joints

Wash away the stains

A pressure washer, combined with specialized interlocking cleaner can get rid of stubborn stains. There are specialized cleaner for oil, paint, tar, rubber and organic stains. Once the stains are gone, you should clean your paving stones monthly to keep them looking their brightest.

Consult experts upfront

If you are planning to hire a paver for you pavement project, getting him/her on board early on may help to save money on your project by mapping out more of a clear plan to avoid changes mid-stream. In general, hiring licensed professional will prevent insurance headache later on With pavement project, Get in touch with GTA Contractors so you can get tailored estimates for your project from our experts!

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