Maintaining Pavers – 4 Seasons
There is no denying that paver hardscapes are stylish and attractive. Pavers can be used to create almost any type of hardscape including (but not limited to) patios, walkways, driveways, and fireplaces. Pavers do more than just add a great deal of beauty to your landscape and outdoor living spaces – they also add value to your property. In order to protect the value of your investment, do this one thing to protect your pavers through all four seasons – apply a high quality sealer!
During the summer months it is important to protect your pavers from the hot temperatures and longer sun exposure. Luckily, most paver sealers are made to be breathable which will allow added protection against heat and ultraviolet rays.
When the temperatures drop in the fall and winter, it is important to keep an eye out for any movement of the pavers and any cracks that may develop. The freezing and thawing of the ground can sometimes cause the pavers to shift. If your hardscape is installed well, you should not have to worry about this – look around and find a contractor that you trust and someone with great reviews before making a decision. Having a high quality sealer on your pavers will help to protect from freezing weather, snow, and deicing material.
Spring is the time for cleaning and maintenance. In general, pavers are an extremely low maintenance product. As long as the sealer is on there, you should have nothing to worry about. During the spring months, clean your pavers well with a product specifically made to clean pavers. To find the best product, ask your local hardware store or the company that installed the pavers. While you are cleaning, check for any cracks or imperfections that may have appeared throughout the changing seasons.
Having a great sealer is the best way to protect your investment from sun, heat, cold, snow, rain, freezing, thawing, and every other little thing that comes with the inevitable changes in weather. Before installing your paver hardscape, make sure that whoever you hire uses the best sealer to save you time and money in the long run.