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How To Maintain and Clean Your Permeable Pavers

Permeable Pavers, Austin, TX Permeable pavers are a sustainable and eco-friendly option for driveways, walkways, and patios. They are versatile, attractive, and perfect for commercial and residential properties.

They help reduce stormwater runoff, preventing erosion and allowing water to infiltrate into the ground. However, like any outdoor surface, permeable pavers require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure their longevity and aesthetic appeal.

Tips to Clean and Maintain Permeable Pavers

Here, the Stone Deck team discusses the best practices for maintaining and cleaning your permeable pavers effectively.

  • Regular Sweeping and Debris Removal - One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your permeable pavers is by regularly sweeping them to remove debris such as leaves, dirt, and small rocks. Accumulated debris can clog the pores of the pavers, affecting their ability to drain water properly. Use a broom or leaf blower to sweep the surface and keep it clean.

  • Weed Control - Weeds can detract from the appearance of your permeable pavers and may even cause damage over time. To prevent weeds from growing between the pavers, use a weed barrier fabric during installation. Additionally, apply a weed killer specifically designed for use on permeable surfaces, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Pressure Washing - Periodic pressure washing is an effective way to clean your permeable pavers deep and remove stubborn stains, algae, and moss. Use a pressure washer with a low-pressure nozzle attachment to avoid damaging the pavers or dislodging the joint material. Start with a gentle spray and gradually increase the pressure as needed.

  • Stain Removal - For oil, grease, or other stubborn stains on your permeable pavers, use a commercial paver cleaner or a mixture of water and mild detergent. Apply the cleaner to the stained area, scrub with a stiff brush, and rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or acids, as they can damage the pavers and compromise their permeability.

  • Replenish Joint Material - Over time, the joint material between the permeable pavers may wear down or become displaced. Periodically check the joints and replenish them with polymeric sand or crushed stone as needed. Correctly filled joints help maintain the stability of the pavers and prevent weed growth.

  • Sealant Application - While permeable pavers are designed to allow water to penetrate the ground, applying a breathable sealant can help protect them from stains, UV damage, and freeze-thaw cycles. Choose a sealant designed for permeable surfaces and use it according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Professional Permeable Paver Maintenance

Choosing professional permeable paver maintenance offers a range of benefits that make it a wise choice for homeowners and property managers alike. Professionals bring specialized expertise and experience to the table, ensuring that your permeable pavers receive the proper cleaning, maintenance, and repairs they need.

This expertise translates into efficient services that save you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other aspects of property care. Professional paver maintenance crews use specialized tools and equipment designed specifically for paver maintenance tasks, guaranteeing thorough and effective results.

With these experts handling paver maintenance, you can prolong the lifespan of our outdoor surfaces, reduce the risk of costly replacements or repairs in the future, and maintain their optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal.

For information on our permeable paver installations and other services, call Stone Deck at 512-863-0057 or email us online.

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