INTERLOCKING PAVING MAINTENANCE

GENERAL INTERLOCKING PAVING MAINTENANCE Verify Edge Treatments. Inspect the perimeter of the project for damage that may result in larger joints or spalling pavers. Subsidence/Rutting. Inspect the surface for any deformations. Settlement and deformations often caused by improper base or inadequate compaction. Rutting is generally caused by issues with sand. Protect pavers with plywood under construction traffic, site improvements or move-ins. Check the engineering, architectural, or soils engineer intended use of pavements prior to unusual or extraordinary use. Avoid planting trees or digging or trenching adjacent to interlocking pavements. Clean pavers. Stains should be cleaned Inspect the surface for stains. Stains should be treated as soon as possible since the longer they remain on the surface, the deeper they penetrate and the harder they are to remove. Wipe excess oil from the surface as soon as possible and apply liquid detergent. Allow it to soak for several minutes. Then wash the pavers with hot water. Several treatments may be necessary for particularly stubborn stains. Power washing requires training to not wash out sand joints. The use of power washing with polymeric sands is not recommended. Eliminate water staining by checking planters or sprinkler overspray to eliminate hard water stains from forming. Trim landscaping for organic staining from leaves and fruit. Replace metal gates that stain rust during rain. Efflorescence is a white haze that may appear on the surface of pavers sometime after installation. Completely eliminating the chance of efflorescence isn’t possible because it’s anatural byproduct of hardened concrete that reacts with water. If the soils are most due to other causes than rain, eliminate the cause such as leaking...