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How to Properly Clean Driveway Pavers

Driveway pavers are a beautiful addition to any home, providing a unique and stylish look to your driveway. However, over time, dirt, grime, and even weeds can make your pavers look unsightly. To keep your driveway pavers looking their best, it's important to regularly clean and maintain them. In this blog, we'll walk you through the proper way to clean your driveway pavers and why it's important to seal them every few years.


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Tools and Materials Needed for Cleaning Driveway Pavers


Before you get started on cleaning your driveway pavers, you'll need a few tools and materials. Here's what you'll need:

  • Garden hose

  • Pressure washer

  • Stiff-bristled brush

  • Mild detergent or paver cleaner

  • Sealer (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Driveway Pavers


Now that you have your tools and materials, it's time to get started on cleaning your driveway pavers. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:


Clear the area

Before you begin cleaning, remove any objects or debris from the surface of your driveway pavers. This includes any furniture, planters, or other items that may be in the way.


Rinse with water

Use a garden hose or pressure washer to rinse off the surface of your driveway pavers. This will help to remove any loose debris and make it easier to clean the surface.


Apply detergent

If your driveway pavers are particularly dirty or stained, you may want to apply a mild detergent or paver cleaner to the surface. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mixing and applying the detergent.


Scrub the surface

Use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub the surface of your driveway pavers. Pay particular attention to any stains or areas that are especially dirty.


Rinse again

Once you've scrubbed the surface, rinse the pavers again with wither your garden hose or pressure washer to remove any remaining soap or dirt. 


Let dry

Allow the surface of your driveway pavers to dry completely before walking or driving on them.


Why It's Important to Seal Your Driveway Pavers


In addition to regular cleaning, it's important to seal your driveway pavers every few years. Sealing helps to protect the surface of the pavers from damage caused by the elements, as well as regular wear and tear. Here are a few reasons why you should consider sealing your driveway pavers:


Protection from the elements

Sealing your driveway pavers helps to protect them from damage caused by the elements, such as rain, snow, and UV rays. Over time, exposure to these elements can cause the surface of the pavers to become faded, stained, or even cracked.


Resistance to stains

Sealing your driveway pavers creates a barrier that helps to resist stains from oil, grease, and other substances that may be spilled on the surface.


Easier maintenance

Sealed driveway pavers are easier to maintain and clean than unsealed pavers. The sealer helps to prevent dirt and grime from penetrating the surface, making it easier to remove with regular cleaning.


Increased lifespan

By protecting the surface of your driveway pavers from damage, sealing can help to increase their lifespan. This can save you money in the long run, as you won't need to replace your driveway pavers as frequently.


How to Seal Your Driveway Pavers


If you've decided to seal your driveway pavers yourself, here's how to do it:


Wait for a dry day

Make sure the surface of your driveway pavers is completely dry before applying the sealer. Choose a day when there is no rain in the forecast.


Clean the surface

Before applying the sealer, make sure the surface of your driveway pavers is clean and free of debris. Follow the same steps as you would for regular cleaning.


Apply the sealer

Use a brush, roller, or sprayer to apply the sealer to the surface of your driveway pavers. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and coverage.


Let it dry

Once you've applied the sealer, allow it to dry completely before walking or driving on the surface. This can take several hours or days, depending on the temperature and humidity.


Repeat as needed

Depending on the type of sealer you use, you may need to reapply it every few years to maintain its effectiveness.


Maintain Your Pavers with DelaTurf


Cleaning and sealing your driveway pavers is an important part of maintaining their appearance and extending their lifespan. By following the proper steps for cleaning and sealing, you can keep your driveway looking beautiful for years to come. And if you're not up for doing the work yourself, give us a call so we can help you get the job done right. With a little effort, you can enjoy the beauty and durability of your driveway pavers for years to come.


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