As landscaping professionals for many years, we can offer a few tips to maintaining your interlocking patios. Following these tips can help to ensure your interlock can be virtually maintenance free for several years:
- CLEAN AND POWERWASH
Use water and soap to remove dirt, grime or rust that may run off from vehicles and build up on the surface. Use a power wash to lift off stains, however try not to aim the powerwash directly into the cracks between the interlock.
- USE APPROPRIATE ICE MELTERS
Some chemicals found in de-icing salts or fertilizers can cause damage to your interlocking driveway or walkway. Find a de-icer that is safe for concrete.
- KEEP SURFACE INTACT
Avoid using metal shovels to clear snow. Use plastic shovels as an alternative and if you’re using a snowblower, raise the blades to ensure it is not scratching the surface of the interlock.
- POLYMERIC SAND
After cleaning the surface of the interlocking driveway, patio, or walkway, once the surface has dried pour polymeric sand onto the pavers. Using a broom, sweep the sand across the surface. The sand will fall into the joints filling the gaps.
For more information on landscaping and interlocking patios, contact Synergy Contracting. They provide a complete set of landscaping services in West GTA, such as the construction of interlocking pavers for patios, decks, driveways and pathways.