Concrete Paver Repairs
Some things that may need repairing, when it
comes to concrete pavers are; chipped concrete,
deteriorated concrete, corroding reinforcement
steel, patch ups and potholes and cracks.
Repairing concrete damage is more cost
efficient than having to dig out and replace the
concrete. This can be quite expensive if you
have a large concrete area. So, having a go at
repairs might a worthwhile option.
Common Paver Repair Services
The advantage of using pavers for roof decks, pooldecks, driveways,
patios and walkways, is that they are easy to remove if damaged and
If you find that your pavers have been cracked or have loosened,
it is possible for them to be replaced with new pavers. They
can be fitted and cut to the correct size and width, so that
the repairs are not noticeable.
|Maintenance and repair go hand
in hand. It is important to maintain your pavers, for it can make repairing much easier, and even sometimes help prevent it.
Here is a paver maintenance checklist:
- Inspect your paved areas on a regular basis, particularly after harsh weather like rain or snow.
- Regularly sweep or pressure clean your paved surfaces, so as to remove materials and debris.
- If cracks or potholes appear, fill or replace your pavers immediately, to avoid further damage
- Sealing and resealing your pavers on a regular basis can also protect them from stain damage and the effects of high traffic usage
By maintaining your paved areas, you are pro-longing the life span
and overall appearance of them. It can also help protect your pavers
from needing too many repairs.
Sealing your Pavers
Sealing and re-sealing your pavers is the most important and effective maintenance procedure. The coating of sealer will enhance the brightness of the color of your pavers, and
it will enable the pavers to maintain that brightness over a long period of time.
has so many benefits, which is why it is a recommended maintenance procedure.
||The sealer will also enhance the
strength and durability of your pavers, for the protective coating prevents cracks, chipping and loosening of your pavers. It gives the pavers a harder surface with a higher level of density.
This is particularly important if the pavers are installed in a high traffic area.
Sealer also enables you to clean off stains and marking with greater ease, for the sealer coating prevents substances from being absorbed and penetrated into the pavers.
A Guide to Repairing Loose Pavers
|Loose pavers are not only
unattractive, but they can also cause injury to those walking
over them. Someone may trip over a loose paver and cause injury
to them. So to avoid a situation like this one, here is a quick
guide to repairing loose pavers.
Tools For Making Repairs
- Wooden float
- Spirit level
- Rubber mallet
- Steel float
- Mark each side of the loose pavers with a marker before
removed, this is to ensure correct replacement
- Remove the paver and clean all debris from the area
- Place a layer of sand down, using a wooden float, push
into all corners. Then tread on sand to really compact it
- Check the level of the sand base with a spirit level
- Match up the chalk markings and replace the new paver
- By using a screwdriver, make sure there is an even gap
- Pour sand on top of pavers, so gaps are filled evenly
- Using the mallet, tap the pavers in, then sweep the excess