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Cleaning Your Brick Paver Driveway

Cleaning Your Brick Paver Driveway

Everyone loves the classic and attractive look of a brick paver driveway. Brick paver driveways are popular among many homeowners in Brevard County Florida because they are easy to maintain and they look amazing. In order to keep your brick paver driveway looking sharp you will need to stay on top of maintenance. Here are a few things to consider when cleaning your brick paver driveway.

Why Clean Brick Paver Surfaces

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.

If you don’t remove the build-up you will do more than damage your curb appeal. The grime, mold, dirt and algae will break down the pavers and you will eventually need to replace them. Cleaning brick pavers isn’t as simple as renting a power washer and removing the dirt build-up. In fact, doing so could cause more damage to your driveway.

Simple Paver Cleaning Methods

Soap and Water

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.

White Vinegar and Water

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.

Use a Broom

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.

How to Clean Brick Paver Surfaces

Similarly to how professional non-pressure roof cleaning equipment is safer and more effective at cleaning and preserving the integrity of your roof shingles, when you hire a professional paver cleaner you will ensure your driveway pavers will be cleaned the right way the first time.

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.

Brick Paver Driveway Maintenance

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.

Contact Pressure Washing by Mike Schwab in Melbourne, FL for all your pressure washing and paver sealing needs. If you would like more information about cleaning and sealing your brick paver driveway in Brevard County, FL, contact Mike Schwab Pressure Washing. We offer free estimates.