Installing a walkway, patio, or deck made out of brick pavers was one of the best things you ever did for your outdoor living space. However, now that your brick pavers have been there for a while, they’re starting to look a little bit dirty and dingy. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your brick pavers so that you can improve the way they look:
- Every week or so, sweep your brick pavers to remove grass clippings, leaves, dirt, and other surface debris from them. If this debris isn’t removed, it can stain your brick pavers and keep them from fading evenly.
- If oil and grease stains show up on your pavers, use a household degreaser to get rid of them. For best results, let it sit for a full 30 minutes before you remove it. Then, spray your pavers with a garden hose and use a scrub brush to lift up the stains. After you’re done, spray the pavers with the hose again to remove the degreaser.
- On an as-needed basis, sweep masonry sand into the cracks between your brick pavers. When you pick out sand, make sure you go with a polymeric type. This type of sand hardens after it gets wet, allowing it to keep sand from dislodging itself from between each individual brick.
Every few years, have your brick pavers sealed. Sealing your pavers can preserve their appearance and prevent permanent discoloration from occurring.