Interlocking brick and pavers add an element of class and style to your landscape. Whether a pathway to stroll on, a patio to relax on or some simple steps to walk up, paved surfaces are essential.
But unless you look after them properly, costly repairs can quickly pile up. When the weeds poke through the joints, bricks sink into the ground or dips begin to form, it can reflect badly on your business or condo.
At Landscape America, we believe that it shouldn’t be so difficult to get your paved surfaces to last. That’s why our commercial maintenance services can include regular paver maintenance. In this post, we’ll cover the best ways to take care of your pavers and interlocking brick — so they always look presentable and last years longer.
Pavers & interlocking brick: built to last
It’s easy to fall in love with the classic elegance of interlocking brick pavers. But their true appeal is their durability. As gorgeous as pavers are, they’re also amazingly strong. Their natural flexibility allows them to withstand cracking.
And since your paved surface will be made up of many small parts — rather than one large paved surface — it’s simple to repair any dips or bumps that might occur over time.
Here’s what a yearly maintenance plan for interlocking brick and pavers looks like:
- Deep cleaning — Through sweeping, blowing and pressure-washing, we’ll remove all the dirt and debris from your surface. This will remove the majority of weed seeds before they have a chance to take root — stopping them dead in their tracks.
- Get it level — Gradual wear & tear — whether from vehicles or weather — can cause dips and bumps to appear. In fact, during the winter, snow, ice and frost can get underneath pavers, pushing them up. When the spring thaw comes around, the interlock might settle back in uneven positions. We’ll lift any uneven pavers and re-level the base before setting them down again.
- Top it up — The little cracks and spaces in between pavers and bricks are known as “joints.” We’ll top up your joints for you, filling them with a substance called “polymeric sand.” This sand — composed of fine sand, quartz, silica and water-based polymers — goes in dry, but solidifies when wet. The result? Weed-free joints. It’s nearly impossible for any weeds to grow once the sand hardens.
- Seal it — When you seal your interlock, you protect your pavers and bricks from water, UV rays, dirt, oil and grease — and keeping them looking new! Sealing won’t happen every year, but every 2–4 years depending on your surface.
Regular maintenance of your pavers and interlocking brick can keep your surfaces flat, smooth and functional for years — saving you money in the long run. Interested in our maintenance services? Get in touch today — and leave it all to us in the years to come.