Maintenance for Block Paving
With any surface a level of maintenance is required to maintain a good upkeep of the product. From our base in North London, our driveway surfacing specialists are well placed to provide on-site maintenance support to residential and commercial customers throughout the Capital and the Home Counties. Here are some general tips they recommend for maintaining block paving surfaces.
- Sweep occasionally with a stiff brush to remove dust and debris.
- If you find green moss appearing on the surface, it can be easily be removed without damage by cleaning with a mild detergent.
- We recommend that block paving be treated once or twice a year with a general weed killer. This will ensure all moss is removed on a long term basis.
- Use of a pressure washer should be limited to very dirty surfaces and no more than once a year, as the high-power water jet loosens jointing and may damage some paving.
- When the surface has been laid, a kiln dried sand is gently swept into the surface. Should the "gaps" reappear in time, then a gentle sweep of the kiln dried sand should be applied (sourced from any builders merchants).
Oil spills can be difficult to remove. We would recommend a product called LeoTack, which is applied with a stiff hand brush (please call to source the product). In extreme cases blocks can be lifted and replaced.
There are a wide range of sealants available to protect the completed paving and these can help to repel oil, dirt and weeds. Always try a test area first as most sealants will alter the appearance of the blocks.