An Outdoor Oasis

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An Outdoor Oasis

Some of my fondest memories were made in the backyard of my childhood home. I adored spending time outside with my two dogs. I also loved to play volleyball and basketball with my family members and friends. Do you have kids who always seem to have excessive energy to burn? If your kids get tired of staying indoors when at home, consider hiring a paving contractor to build a sports court in your backyard. After determining what type of sports your kids enjoy playing, your paving contactor can likely suggest what size and type of court you’ll need. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a paving contractor can help you get the backyard of your dreams. Enjoy!

Restore And Seal Concrete Pavers That Comprise A Patio

Multi-colored concrete pavers that are used to create a patio are susceptible to staining and damage, especially if the patio is uncovered. If your patio has a dull, rusted surface and dirt is caked between joints, cleaning the patio, applying polymeric sand between joints, and adding a sealer will preserve the paving materials and add a shiny surface to the outdoor feature.

Get Started

Take notice of the condition of the patio and prepare a mixture of half water and half muriatic acid. The liquid blend can be used to spot treat rust stains or other deeply embedded stains. After pouring or spraying the mixture onto the patio, use a brush to lift each stain. Pressure-wash the entire patio and wait for the pavers to dry. During the installation of the pavers, a paving contractor likely laid the materials down in a systematic manner and used polymeric sand to fill gaps in between each paver.

Polymeric sand is a blend of sand particles and additives and is used for decorative purposes and to prevent paving materials from shifting. Add more polymeric sand to areas in need. Use a push broom to brush the sand across the patio.

As the particles come into contact with the grooves in the patio's surface, the sand particles will be deposited. Excess sand should be pushed across the length of the patio to eliminate any loose particles from remaining on the surface of the pavers. 

Apply A Sealer

People use paver sealer for several reasons. First, the thought of continuously dealing with unsightly stains may result in the decision to seal the materials. Additionally, inclement weather that could damage pavers will be best handled by applying a protective sealant. The glossiness of the sealant will bring out the rich colors of each concrete paver. As a result, an outdoor patio may be more complementary to furnishings, plants, and decor that is stored outdoors.

The sealer will need to be applied on a dry, windless day. Spray the sealer across the surface of the patio. A liberal amount of the product will guarantee adequate coverage, especially since you will want to secure the polymeric sand that was recently added, in addition to the top of each paving material. The sealer will slowly seep into the surface of the patio. The top of each paver will be tacky, once the sealer has bonded. After a few hours, you will be able to walk across the patio and place furnishings and decorative items back on top of the pavers.

Contact a residential paver sealing contractor for more information.