When it comes to repairing large areas of pavers, there are a few special considerations that need to be taken into account. To begin with, it is essential to identify any underlying issues that could cause the pavers to sag. This could include anything from weeds or grass growing between the joints, to moss, sand erosion, or even damaged areas that need to be repaired or replaced. When it comes to replacing individual pavers, homeowners should always try to find an older type of paver that matches the existing ones.
This is because paver manufacturers are constantly making new products, and it can be difficult to find a perfect match. If you just bought the house, this may not be an option. One thing homeowners should always avoid when it comes to their pavers is using salt. While salt is often used to melt ice, it can also cause cobblestones to disintegrate and is incredibly harmful to plant material.
Instead of salt, we recommend using sand for traction on icy surfaces. Using a sealant on pavers can help keep them looking as good as new and reduce the need for repairs. If you need to restore a paved patio, you may be wondering if you should go through the repair process or if it simply makes sense to replace it with something new. Mistakes made during the construction process can result in paver repair needs in the yard that otherwise wouldn't have to occur. Polymer sand is a mixture of sand and special additives designed to fill the joints between concrete pavers and brick pavers.
It's also important not to have the sand level with the top of the paving stone, especially if the top of the paving stone has a bevel. Finally, sealing pavers can reduce the maintenance and repairs you may need for the space, but like all sealants, the process must be repeated over time in order to maintain the same level of protection.