Brick Pavers

Brick Paver Care in Fall and Winter

Now that the warm summer months have passed it is not advisable to be doing any brick sealing. With the temperatures dipping into the forties and precipitation being more prevalent pavers do not fully dry out making it a poor time for paver sealing. However; it is still a great time of the year for paver cleaning.

Brick Paver Fall/Winter Tip #1: You can extend the life and beauty of your pavers with a timely paver cleaning. Brick cleaning at this time of the year is usually done to remove sap from trees, mold, mildew, other stains and fallen leaves. It is important to remove excess fallen leaves once you have performed a paver cleaning so the leaves do not stain the brick cleaning. You will find that the brick cleaning process will be much more effective to paver areas where brick sealing had been previously completed.

Brick Paver Fall/Winter Tip #2: If at all possible try not to apply ice melters to paver areas where paver cleaning and brick sealing was performed. Ice melters will cause spalling and can stain the pavers.

Brick Paver Fall/Winter Tip #3: It is also important not to use abrasive plows or snow shovels on your brick surfaces. Be sure to use a rubber bottomed plow and plastic snow shovels so you do not scratch any previously completed paver cleaning and brick sealing. Remember once you have performed your brick cleaning and brick sealing it will be much easier to remove any of those rubber or plastic scuffs that may occur during the snow season.(By: Tim Rainey)

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