Opinions: What is the problem with these brick pavers?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by kevin1000, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. kevin1000

    kevin1000 LawnSite Member
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    Recently added power washing to our lineup. At one site a customer wants to know if power washing will fix this.

    Thanks for the responses.


  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks like stamped concrete
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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    power washing will certainly clean up the blocks and most likely you won't see those light areas until the blocks are soiled again. Outdoor bleach may kill whatever fungus is causing the light colors.
  4. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Posts: 236

    That is stamped concrete, and it happens to be spalling. Most likely due to de-icer's attacking it in winter, but it can be a multitude of other issues. No easy repair unfortunately.
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    "what's the problem"??

    "the problem" is - that's not pavers!!!! That's a slab!
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  6. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    does it have a sealer on the concrete??? it might be coming off
  7. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hard to diagnose on a photo.

    But..... looks like sealer is flaking away. Use some xylene and high pressure water blaster to strip and re seal with your choice of sealer.
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  8. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not sure where your from but it looks like salt or de-icer damage to me.
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