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Brick Pavers

If you have brick pavers, then you know you can expect to invest in a consistent maintenance program for optimal appearance and protection. In Michigan, our temperature is constantly changing along with our four season changes, which leads to contraction and expansion, ground movement and shifting to all surfaces. In many cases, pavers tend to sink, shift, heive and even split or crack. Also, regular sand, play sand or slag used in between paver joints will not prevent weeds, grass, insects, etc from growing in these areas causing a horrible sight.

We do specialize in this area of maintenance and restoration. For brick pavers, we use a special cleaning nozzle with a high-pressure power wash; and in some cases a high-quality paver cleaner too. A stripping agent is used prior to the cleaning process (if necessary). Next, we perform a final rinse clean-up. Within a two to three day period, depending upon weather, we'll return to install a top of the line polymeric bonding sand in all the paver joints. Once installed we activate the bonding agents in the sand and let dry. This special sand will dry rock hard and has excellent resistance to weeds, grass, insects and water erosion. Next, we roll-on our premium grade acrylic-based paver sealer and let dry. One coat is included in the job, although for added protection and a deeper shine then two coats are recommended. Waiting one week in between coats is ideal. We offer a matte finish, semi-gloss finish and a high-gloss finish. The choice is yours. Brick pavers are usually very porous and can even require a third coat in some instances. Replacement or repair work of brick pavers are usually recommended to be done by the installer, prior to the maintenance work. We can assist you with that service, if needed. We recommend a light pressure wash cleaning every other year. Neutralization treatments should be done once per year for optimal sealer appearance. Detailed recleaning, spot sand refill, and resealing should be done every three years.