Paver cleaning & sealing help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Superior L & L, May 1, 2010.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
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    never really got into paver maintenance much but now have been approached to clean up a couple of nice sized pavers.

    My idea would be to
    1. Round up weeds
    2. fix low spots and edge sinks
    3. power wash
    4. Polymeric sand
    5. seal


    The questions i have are
    1.will power washing be good or should we acid wash the brick. there was a hot tub on parts of the patio so there is some color differences on the patio
    2.Any recommendations on sealers and how to apply.
    3.Any concerns i should bring up to the customer prior to starting.
    4. Pricing
     
  2. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
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    no body !!
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The only tip I can give is if you powerwash them I would do the powerwashing first then reseting the pavers afterwards. The process of washing them can knock out fill/sand and then you will be reseting them again.
     
  4. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
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    Agree..powerwash first, then repair, then poly sand, then seal... Use a cheap pump sprayer and get good even coverage. Ive seen pricing as low as $1.50 per sq ft. but we charge depending on how bad it is (sunken, moss-filled wide gaps, dirty)....worst one we did was about $6/sf. Its crazy how many patios and walkways are so F'd up and need so much repair...sometimes its easier/cheaper to just start over and pull it all up to rebuild.
     
  5. mcornett

    mcornett LawnSite Member
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    A couple suggestions if I may:
    1.will power washing be good or should we acid wash the brick. there was a hot tub on parts of the patio so there is some color differences on the patio

    Acids can be harmful to surrounding plants so if you decide to use it be very careful. Also, you can etch the surface if the acid is too strong, so again, be very careful.

    2.Any recommendations on sealers and how to apply.

    If you plan to stabilize joint sand and seal the surface, try using a product that will do both and save yourself a lot of time! Recommend: Surebond Joint Stabilizing Sealer (available in matte and gloss finish)

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. Deebo53

    Deebo53 LawnSite Member
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    I have the same problem new to pavers.... ive been told $90 for every 100sq ft of pavers? does that sound reasonable?
     
  7. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does the surface need to be dry before going down with surebond?
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  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    We..

    Repair all brick surfaces, then powerwash with hardscape cleaner, not muriatic acid. Then next day apply sand, compact and collect cheque. I know what I need to charge, so "how much" is a loaded question. You'll get a 100 different answers on that.
     
  9. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whats the benefits of hardscape cleaner I ask this and never get an answer?
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  10. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    It cleans the ground in dirt and grass from the pavers. It also preps the brick for a sealer. Brings life back to the brick.
     

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