How to Clean Your Block Paving
Premier Surfacing are block paving specialists and one of the most common questions we get asked is how to clean your block paving. For that reason, we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a blog to answering that very question! Once your block paving driveway is installed you can refer back to this blog as a guide to keep your driveway looking as fresh as the day it was put in! Here’s your step-by-step guide to cleaning your block paving.
  1. If you have them, pull up any weeds that have grown in between your block paving and dispose of accordingly.
  2. Use a broom with a stiff brush to get rid of any loose debris, taking care to get in any hidden nooks and crannies. Underneath water drains and round the edges of sheds are places where loose material such as leaves love to collect!
  3. Be sure not to remove too much of the sand and infill when brushing your block paving as this can cause the blocks to loosen and separate. Use a light touch when brushing over the sand infill wherever possible.
  4. Mix up a weak connection of warm, soapy water.  If you prefer you can pick up a recommended cleaner that is suitable for use on block paving. You can usually find them online or at any garden centre etc.
  5. Use your mixture to wash off the entirety of your block paving area, paying close attention to any particularly dirty parts, gently scrubbing with a brush or broom to remove.
  6. Once you’ve got rid of any dirty patches or stains, your block paving should be looking a lot brighter and fresher. You can then rinse well with clean, non-soapy water to remove all traces of cleaner and loose dirt to really see the difference.
  7. Once your block paving is dry you can replace any missing sand from between the block paving and don’t forget to add a weed killer to prevent the re-growth of weeds.
It’s recommended that you clean your block paving at least twice a year to ensure it stays looking as good as it did when you first had it installed. Regular cleaning will reduce the likelihood of you having to have your driveway replaced prematurely. For more helpful tips and advice from the block paving specialists, keep up to date with our blog posts. If you’re looking for a new driveway contact us at Premier Surfacing today.
Published: April 2017

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