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2 Simple Steps for Refreshing Hardscape Pavers

By Miguel Anaya on November 6, 2018 in Blog4 Comments

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Once hardscape pavers are installed many people believe the job is done. While pavers are a low maintenance alternative or additional to a traditional landscape, they aren’t no maintenance. To ensure a long life for any paver installation, these two simple steps will prevent you from having to replace pavers for many years.

  1. Clean the pavers

Every three to five years, pavers need a good cleaning to wash away dirt, grim, oil or other stains. There are a variety of paver cleaners available that can get deep into the pavers to bring back that fresh, new look. Ewing carriers a variety of cleaners and protectant products that can improve paver color restoration, protection and joint stabilization.

For each cleaner available, there are different application methods, such as roll on to spray or spot applications that can be applied depending on the project’s needs.

Start the process by sweeping off with a push broom, followed by wetting the surface and then applying the cleaning solution. Let the cleaner soak in for five to 10 minutes, but do not let it dry on the pavers, so wash it off the area thoroughly quickly after applying it.

  1. Seal the pavers

After the area is dry, the next step is to seal or reseal the pavers. If the pavers were sealed before, you will need to use a stripper to remove old product.

Start by using a clean pump sprayer and add the sealer to the tank. Then spray the product evenly over the entire hardscape area. The sealer will take a minimum of one hour to dry and will be completely cured and ready for use within 24 hours.

Sealing and resealing hardscapes is an often-overlooked process, but can help maintain that new look and feel of pavers for many years.

If you’re looking for assistance in choosing pavers or paver products, stop by your local Ewing store today for more information. You can also check out this Ewing video for more tips on cleaning and sealing pavers.

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Miguel Anaya
Miguel Anaya works at Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply in Las Vegas, Nevada.

4 Responses to 2 Simple Steps for Refreshing Hardscape Pavers

  1. Richard Stew November 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm #

    Regular maintenance of pavers is very important for keeping your pavers in good condition. Really nice blog on the do’s and dont’s. I follow these tips for my pool pavers too. Thanks and keep up the nice work.

  2. David Palmintier December 7, 2018 at 7:46 am #

    Can these products be used on conventional brick patios and brick on sand (like Old St. Louis Bricks) patios and walks? If so, are they used the same way that you would use them on concrete paver products?

    • Laura Ory December 7, 2018 at 9:52 am #

      Hi David, yes most cleaners can be used on all kinds of hardscape. We recommend reading the uses and instructions on the label to be sure and to try a test patch to ensure it works as intended on the surface you’re applying it to.

  3. Rose Di Marco February 16, 2019 at 12:29 am #

    You have shared an awesome blog. Regular clean up is a mandatory step that’s true but sealing and resealing is must required step that you have to follow for keeping your pavers in good condition.

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