Brick pavers have porous surfaces. Even when you seal them pavers will eventually start to hold dirt and grime. The Florida air is always humid, especially so in the summer months allowing mold and algae to grow on pavers as well.
First, you may want to try using dish soap to clean your pavers. Combine soap and warm water in a bowl. Then start lightly scrubbing the dirty spots.
Another natural cleaning option for touch-ups is using water and white vinegar on your paver stones. Let the vinegar mixture sit on the pavers for about an hour before using soap and water to scrub any stains.
Sweep your patio pavers at least once a week for ongoing maintenance. If you think it’s going to rain, grab the broom and do a quick sweep because leaves can stain your concrete pavers when they get wet.
After the driveway surface dries, the joints may need repacking. Once sealed the driveway may be protected for up to 3-5 years depending on the sealer and application. If left unsealed, the life of the driveway will be shorter-lived. Having your brick paver driveway sealed helps solidify the sand and prevent weeds and moss from appearing in the joints.
The best way to avoid damaged surfaces is by scheduling maintenance for your brick pavers. Have your driveway professionally pressure washed annually.
If you do find a damaged paver don’t panic. Brick paver driveways are relatively easy to repair because they are blocks that fit together like puzzle pieces and allow the driveway to accommodate shifting and maintain structural integrity.