Cleaning permeable paver driveway

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jmkr02, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was interested if anyone has cleaned a permeable paver surface on a small scale. I am looking to clean a few of our driveway installs 500-4000sq ft of permeables. I know to clean parking lots they use an indutrial vac truck but i think that would be overkill and expensive. I wasnt too sure of using our truck mounted hot washer on fear of pushing the dirt further into the system. Any ideas?
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This is why we don't install.them, in absence of the proper vacs, I would do my best with strongest shop vac. I could find. And that just might be fine. If you install them you should have the proper tool to service them. I do not like permeable pavers in absence of proper maintence for what ever reason their purpose will fail.
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  3. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the reply Ill be sure to price in a vac truck into the next job because everyone in the paving business should have one doing permeables. The paver drive is off a dirt road and still functions but a little regular maintenance would be nice. I was just looking to see what other people do, or don't do.
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  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What's the cost to have a good vac. Truck come?
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  5. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Based on the trucks that have done parking lot sweeping for us anywhere from 500 to 600 for 4 hours min including their drive time. It is what it is, but what about non-driveable surfaces, backyards, or tight areas.
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  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Back yards and small walks and patios your good with a shop vac
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