If you’ve got brick pavers that are fading in color, lacking sand, and just have an overall dull appearance, we can help. Even if previous paver sealing companies have left your pavers stained or discolored and you’re considering replacement, call us first. We can completely restore and overhall your pavers to brand new condition!
Pavers Cleaning, Sealing & Re-Sanding
What We Do For Pavers:
About Our Paver Sealers:
Our Paver Cleaning Process, Proprietary Product & Equipment
Cleaning pavers is more then just using a pressure washer gun. Over time bacteria, grime, pet urine, grease, whiting, and other stains get trapped inside and through the joint lines of the pavers. We have our very own customized equipment to remove it all making your pavers extremely clean. Unlike all other companies we even suck out all the dirty water and dispose of it instead of leaving it to drain in other areas of your property.
Paver Joint Sand
Paver Joint Sand
Paver joint sand is installed in between each paver joint very similar to grout on tile. This is a vital part of having pavers. Paver joint sand provides stability so the paver stones do not shift. Paver joint sand help prevent weed growth, insects, keeps deep debris out, etc.
When restoring pavers it is always best to use installers, they know best. We not only restore but we install these everyday. We use a paver sand that bonds with your paver and will not wash away. This type of sand if difficult for most, so they en up cutting corners by putting a weaker sand in. Dirty Turf will no cut corners and we only use the best products.
Sealing your paver not only brings out the most of your pavers but it protects your investment. If pavers are left unprotected, the surfaces become faded, develop mold, weed growth, stains, etc. Sealing your pavers do lots of great things.
Enhances The Color: The right sealers with enhance the natural color of your pavers and protect them from harmful UV rays.
Sand Stabilization: Sand stabilization helps eliminate the sand from washing out of your pavers. Our process allows for superior sand joint stabilization. Stabilizing the sand helps eliminate sand washout, weed growth and insect intrusion. This process also help prevent your paver bricks from shifting.
Algae/Mold Inhibitor: Algae and mold grow on pavers and in between the cracks. Sealing your pavers will inhibit this from happening.
Protection: Have pavers properly protected means that oil and grease will not be able to penetrate the pores of the pavers. This helps prevent stains from happening.
Maintaining After Cleaning: When brick pavers are sealed, maintenance becomes very easy. Cleaning mold, bird droppings, grease, oils stains and spills becomes much easier. Typically a garden hose should do the trick.
What is Concrete Efflorescence?
Efflorescence is a whitish powdery deposit that can form on the surface of concrete and other masonry materials. It is caused by the migration of water through the concrete, which dissolves salts and other minerals present in the concrete. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind these dissolved salts and minerals on the surface of the concrete, creating the whitish deposit known as efflorescence.
This is what concrete efflorescence look like.
Truck Mounted Cleaning
Truck mounted cleaning machines are exactly that. These are huge machines inside a van, truck, trailer, etc. heavy duty commercial grade machines designed for professional cleaning purposes. Pressure washers are no match for these machines. Our machines will thoroughly cleaner your pavers until all unwanted grime, grease, dirt, etc. are gone. Unlike pressure washers we also suck out the dirty water an do not push it into near by areas. Leaving the water can be a safety hazard and flat out dirty. We leave everything nice and clean.
5 Steps to Cleaning & Restoring Pavers
Step 1. Cleaning
We thoroughly clean the paver with our truck mount. We will remove all and any stains, clean out the sand joints, remove contaminants, mold, algae, weeds, etc. This step is very similar to getting a professional tile clean.
Step 2. Re-Sand Joints
We professionally install pavers which means we are pros at adding the correct amount of sand and the correct level inside the joints. We do not use sand that will wash away. We only use sand that will bond with the joints and will last for years. It is best to have only installers, like us, to insert this type of sand. This is the absolute best type of sand to use.
Step 3. Inspect
After the first to steps, we need to inspect the area for additional cleaning, re-sanding etc. Inspecting prior to adding paver seal is the most important part. We need to make sure your pavers are cleaned and sanded to perfection.
Step 4. Seal Pavers
At this stage we add our proprietary sealer to ensure your pavers are protected and fully sealed. We have a few different seals to choose from; dry look, wet look, wet look with no gloss, etc. all sealers are UV protected so the sun does not further fade your pavers. Our sealers last for years!
Step 5. Secure Job Site
Finally we tape off and secure the job-site. We added caution tape for unwanted traffic for at least 48 hours. We need time for everything to set in and cure to ensure everything is restored to absolute perfection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you restore pavers to brand new or install condition?
Yes, it is possible to restore pavers to a brand new or install condition. The process of restoring pavers typically involves cleaning, repairing, and resealing the surface. Cleaning the pavers involves removing dirt, grime, and other debris that has accumulated over time. This can be done using specialized cleaning solutions, pressure washing, surface cleaning, and scrubbing. After cleaning, any cracks, chips, or other damages to the pavers will be repaired using a matching paver or a repair material that closely matches the color and texture of the existing pavers. Lastly, a sealant will be applied to the surface to protect the pavers from future wear and tear and enhance their color and shine. Our team of experts can help you to restore your pavers to a brand new or install condition, providing a safe and beautiful surface for your walkways, patios, driveways and more.
How do I know if I need to add new joint sand to my pavers?
There are a few signs that may indicate the need for new joint sand in your pavers. Some of these signs include:
- Weeds growing between the pavers: If you notice weeds or grass growing between the pavers, it is likely that the joint sand has worn away and needs to be replenished.
- Pavers shifting or moving: If the pavers appear to be shifting or moving, it is likely that the joint sand has become compacted and needs to be replaced.
- Stains on the pavers: If you notice stains on the pavers, it is likely that the joint sand has become dirty and needs to be cleaned and replaced.
- Loss of color and shine in the pavers: If you notice that the color and shine of the pavers have faded, it may be due to the joint sand being worn away and needing to be replaced.
- Cracks or holes in the joints: If you notice cracks or holes in the joint sand, it’s time to add new joint sand to fill them up and prevent further damage.
It’s always recommended to periodically check your pavers and joint sand, and if you notice any of these signs, it may be time to add new joint sand to your pavers to ensure they remain stable and looking great.
Do I have the correct joint sand in my pavers?
There are different types of paver joint sand. All paver joint sand is the correct sand however some paver joint sand washed away over time and you need to add more. We add paver joint sand that bonds to the pavers and is a seal. This will last for years. You really have to know how to install this type of sand. Another reason why it is best to choose installers, like us, to do this.
Why should only paver installers add joint sand?
Paver installers know this best. They have the most experience at adding these type of sands the correct way. Dirty Turf has installed thousands and thousand of sqft of pavers!
Why do some of my paver look white and discolored?
Pavers may turn white for a few reasons. One reason could be because of efflorescence, which is a natural occurring mineral deposit that forms on the surface of the pavers. This occurs when water containing dissolved salts comes into contact with the pavers, and as the water evaporates, it leaves behind the mineral deposits. Trapped moisture causes this as well.
Why should I seal my pavers and how long to they last?
Sealing your pavers is an important step in maintaining their appearance and longevity. Sealing your pavers can provide a number of benefits such as:
- Protection against stains and spills: Sealers create a barrier on the surface of the pavers, which can help to protect them from oil, grease, and other liquids that can cause stains.
- Protection against weathering: Sealers can help to protect pavers from the elements, such as UV rays, rain, and freeze-thaw cycles, which can cause the pavers to fade or become damaged over time.
- Enhancing the color and shine of the pavers: A sealer can enhance the color and shine of the pavers, making them look like new again.
- Preservation of joint sand: Sealing pavers also help to preserve joint sand by keeping it in place and preventing it from washing away.
The longevity of the sealer depends on a number of factors such as the quality of the sealer, the conditions to which the pavers are exposed, and the type of paver being sealed. Generally speaking, a sealer will last anywhere from 1-3 years, but it can last longer with proper maintenance, such as reapplying the sealer every 1-2 years. It’s recommended to check the pavers regularly and reapply the sealer as needed to ensure that the pavers are protected and looking great.
Can the sun fade my pavers and if it does can I bring them back to life?
Yes, the sun can fade your pavers over time. The sun’s UV rays can cause the color of the pavers to fade, making them appear lighter or whiter than their original color. This is called “bleaching” effect. However, it is possible to bring the color of faded pavers back to life. One option is to use a color-enhancing sealer, which can help to restore the original color of the pavers. Another option is to have the pavers cleaned and re-sanded, which can remove the top layer of faded pavers and reveal the original color underneath. It’s also important to note that regular cleaning and maintenance of your pavers, such as sweeping and hosing them down, can help to prevent the sun from fading them in the first place.
Can I UV protect my pavers so the sun does not fade them or further fade them?
It is possible to protect your pavers from UV rays to prevent or further fading. One way to do this is by applying a UV-resistant sealer to the surface of the pavers. These sealers work by creating a barrier on the surface of the pavers that can block out UV rays and prevent them from fading. These sealers can be reapplied periodically to maintain the protection. Another way to protect your pavers from UV rays is by installing a shade structure over the pavers, this can help to block out direct sunlight and reduce the amount of UV rays that hit the surface of the pavers. You can also choose pavers that are less likely to fade when exposed to sunlight, such as pavers made from darker colored materials or those with a high-gloss finish.
Can you remove smell and stains from my pavers?
The process of removing smells and stains from pavers typically involves using specialized cleaning solutions, pressure washing, and scrubbing.
For removing smells, we use specialized solutions that are designed to neutralize and eliminate odors.
When you clean my pavers, where does all the dirty water go?
This is one of those questions that no one really asks. Most people think because paver are outside, it doesn’t matter where the dirty water goes. This dirty water has contaminants, bacteria, chemicals, etc. Most companies just pressure wash or flush it in the plants, rock areas, grass, etc. This can cause these areas to smell, potentially be bad for vegetation and people are walking through these areas tracking it back in to your home. Using very powerful vacuums, we suck out all of the dirty water. it’s a much safer process, your pavers dry much faster and it allows us to do a much thorough job.
Are your products safe for people, pets and vegetation?
Absolutely, we would never use any solution that will do harm. After cleaning your pavers we suck out all of the dirty water.