Stone & Brick Pavers - Walkway, Driveway & Landscape Pavers
Nothing can dress-up a yard like pavers. They are available in all sorts of materials like stone, brick, tavertine, cobblestone or even granite! The most common uses for pavers range from walkways and driveways to patios, gardens and pools. This flexibility is what has made pavers so popular. But no matter which type you choose or where you put them, proper maintenance must be done to keep them looking their best. Otherwise, mother nature will fade, oxidize and cause grass or weeds to over-run your paver system.
Don't think old pavers are the only ones that need protection. New pavers should also be sealed immediately after installation is complete. Doing so will double the life of the pavers!
As for those older pavers that need to be restored, we offer all of the paver repair services necessary to make them look like new again. We provide pressure cleaning, re-slagging, sealing, and paver repair services for almost every type of paver on the market. This goes for small or large residential and commercial applications.
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Power Washing Bricks:
Power Washing begins the process. Weeds, moss and loose mortar are removed from between the bricks. We create a gap between each brick if we can. There are 3 options to finish your bricks. Option A and B are the same price. Option C is a combination of both A and B which includes a third trip to your home and thus is more.
Please note the gap created can be different from brick to brick. In some areas a lot comes out, in others, very little. We remove what is “giving way”. Also, on weeds that have a root system: the power washer is ripping out the tops of the weeds/grass. The roots can have an aggressive system already under the bricks. If you suspect you have an excessive root system below your bricks that will try to regrow and push back through. It would be best to treat the weeds/grass with a solution that will kill the roots before we power wash.
Options for Finishing the Bricks:
Option A: Sand and Seal
On a dry day, we come back to brush regular, silica sand, back between the bricks in all the gaps created during the power wash. Then we saturate the sand with sealer. The sealer makes the sand hard. Not hard like cement, but hard enough to keep the bricks stable. The sealer also cotes the bricks. It dries to a “Mat Finish”, not a high gloss or shiny. It does, however, bring out the color of the bricks, they become more vibrant. The finish on the bricks will last several seasons. Normally the bricks return to a dry brick by the end of the second year. Our average turn-around on this option is three years. If you choose this option, maintenance is a complete tear-out and re-do.
Option B: Polymeric Sand
On a dry day, we come back and fill all the gaps we created during the wash with a polymeric sand (Gator Dust G2). This sand hardens with water. There is no sealer with this option. This sand is hard like cement and will last for a good long time. The manufacturer offers a 15 year warranty on new construction. Your job is a maintenance project, not a new construction. A new construction will have a uniform cap between each brick, width and depth. During maintenance, the gap will vary brick to brick. However, this finish will last much longer than Option A. Maintenance on this option is discretionary. Call us when you want to clean it: pollen, dust, bird ## or moss (moss is a spore that floats through the air, lands and grows). When you call to have things cleaned, the pricing is just for a wash, as we do not have to blow out nor replenish sand. So this option is less maintenance and less expensive over time.
Option C: Combination of A and B
This option uses the hard, polymeric sand and then adds the sealer. The sealer is applied on a third trip as it must be applied on dry bricks. The sealer is not necessary for this job as the poly sand hardens with water, however it does add additional strength to the already hard poly sand. The poly sand is hard, although there are loose granules on its surface. The sealer hardens those loose granules and makes the poly even harder. Of course, the sealer also cotes the bricks to bring out the color as mentioned in Option A. Option C combines the most expensive part, the sealer, of Option A and the most expensive part of Option B, the poly sand and takes three trips to complete. Therefore, Option C is more expensive.
So if you have patio pavers, landscape pavers or any other style of paver that needs restoration or protection from the elements, contact Viking Power Wash today and we'll be glad to assist you with professional knowledge and competitive prices.
Get a paver restoration contractor you can trust. Our company has been in business for over 21 years and our level of commitment is unmatched by other companies serving our Michigan area. So make sure to call us or submit your request online for a free estimate. You'll be glad you did.