There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing your beautiful paver patio become infested with weeds. Weeds are probably the #1 or #2 biggest concern from potential clients of our new installation division. Because pavers are presented/marketed as an easy installation, they are often installed by DIY’ers or companies with very minimal experience installing pavers. I’ve always said that a paver patio properly installed will have minimal weed growth.
What do I mean by properly installed? Let me give you the short version. Let me first explain the ideal environment for weeds to germinate and thrive. Weeds thrive in damp environments. That’s all you need to know. So, if your patio stays damp chances are you’ll have weeds. A patio might stay damp because of a couple reason. Maybe your patio receives little or no sun. Or, maybe your patio does not drain rain water. In the later case, it’s a result of pavers not properly installed. Your pavers were either not installed with proper slope to drain surface water or your patio has settled creating low spots that hold water.
So where do the weeds come from? In most cases, seeds of weeds in your yard or neighbors yard blow onto your patio. If there isn’t proper drainage continually washing seeds and debre from your patio, those seeds will deposit themselves into the sand/silt between your pavers. And, since it’s nice and moist in the joint, that weed will germinate, thrive and spread.
What options do you have? Of course you can pick up the pavers and start over. In some cases, this is the best solution. However, it’s a bit pricey. In less sever cases, you can treat the sand in the joints making it difficult for weeds to germinate and grow.
The second option is where we can help. We can clean your pavers, remove the silt filled material between you pavers, put new sand in and treat it with a joint stabilizing sealer.
In addition to making it difficult for weeds to germinate, this application will also give your pavers a fresh look and help keep your pavers clean looking longer.
If you’re interested in having us clean and seal your pavers, please contact us here.