Paver restoration is a crucial process for extending the lifespan and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor paved surfaces. While pavers are renowned for their durability, issues may arise over time.
External factors like excessive traffic, encroaching tree roots, or landscape erosion can gradually deteriorate pavers, causing them to crumble or fall away.
When total replacement is not preferred, paver restoration offers a practical and budget-friendly alternative. This restorative process involves repairing and repositioning individual pavers, addressing underlying issues, and rejuvenating the entire surface, ultimately ensuring that it remains functional and visually pleasing for years.
Sealing your paved surfaces is a crucial step in maintaining the long-lasting beauty and vibrancy of your outdoor spaces in Reno. Like waxing a car, applying a sealer acts as a protective shield for your pavers, ensuring their colors remain vivid and the overall appearance stays fresh for an extended period.
This sealing process is especially essential for stamped and colored concrete, as they are among the most delicate concrete surfaces. To preserve their integrity, it is highly recommended to seal them annually.
By doing so, you not only enhance their durability but also contribute to a consistently attractive and well-protected outdoor environment that can withstand the test of time.
Our mission is to deliver a 5-star experience to every homeowner we have the honor of working with. When you work with Grand Design Landscape, you’re working with a team of professionals who understand the importance of quality work.
*Prices are averages and may change depending on your project size, overall needs, and any extra features you’d like to have. We will provide an exact quote after the on-site assessment.
*A minimum cost of $500 is necessary to initiate a paver restoration project.
Updating your yard is an exciting experience and should be treated as such. That's why we have crafted a process that makes enhancing your space as easy as possible.
To get the process started, fill out the form on our contact page. If you have any pictures of your yard, or any inspiration pictures, feel free to attach them so we can get a better idea of how we can help you.
Once we’ve gone through all aspects of your project and are on the same page with design and timeline, we will get to work in making your dream outdoor space come to life.
Once we have completed our work and you are more than satisfied with the final result, we will leave you to enjoy your upgraded outdoor space. You can rest assured knowing your project is protected by our industry leading 3-year craftsmanship warranty.
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Two primary types of sand are used for pavers: Play sand and Polymeric sand.
Play sand is a more budget-friendly option, but it has some drawbacks. It tends to blow out quickly, accumulating dirt and debris between pavers. Weeds are more likely to sprout, and on steeper slopes, it can be prone to washing away due to water, leading to a loss of structural integrity. As a result, many professionals do not recommend using play sand for paver projects.
Polymeric sand is a slightly more expensive but highly effective option. Unlike Play sand, Polymeric sand stays firmly in place, and you won’t have to worry about pavers shifting or moving. It works like grout when exposed to water, keeping the joints between pavers filled for much longer. It offers increased durability and a longer lifespan, making it the preferred choice for many paver installations.
The frequency of sanding your pavers depends on various factors, primarily how they were installed and their specific usage.
If you’ve just installed pavers for your house, it’s wise to seal them immediately for long-lasting protection.
Driveways, which endure heavy loads and can develop ruts sooner, require special attention to prevent these issues.
Generally, the sand should last over 10 years if a quality contractor does the installation. However, if the ground shifts over time, you may need spot repairs to maintain the integrity of your paved areas. Regular inspection and maintenance are vital in determining when to sand your pavers.
A couple of issues can arise when dealing with paver sealer. One common problem is efflorescence, where minerals and salts can surface and get trapped underneath the sealer, giving the pavers a dingy appearance.
Additionally, sealer can sometimes fail and exhibit a milky or flaky texture on the surface. This typically occurs when using low-quality sealers or combining two different sealers.
To avoid such issues, it’s essential to test the sealer or determine what type was previously used if you are unsure, as using the wrong sealer can lead to unsightly results.
Yes, we can improve the appearance of your pavers; however, it’s important to note that we cannot fully revert them to their original pre-sealed condition.
We use a hot water washer and a chemical remover to strip the existing sealant. It’s essential to understand that this process, while effective in removing the seal, may also age the pavers. The surface can become slightly worn and take on a more weathered appearance. Nevertheless, we can generally restore the pavers to a uniform and improved look, enhancing their overall aesthetic appeal.
Pavers can shift due to various factors, including animals, excessive traffic, tree roots, heavy weight, and landscape erosion.
Animals like burrowing rodents can undermine the foundation, while constant heavy traffic and heavy weight can gradually displace the pavers.
Tree roots seeking moisture and nutrients can exert pressure from below, leading to unevenness.
Additionally, landscape erosion, caused by water runoff and weathering, can erode the base material beneath the pavers, causing them to shift over time.
Proper maintenance and addressing these factors promptly can help prevent unwanted shifts in your paver installations.
The duration of paver restoration can vary depending on the specific tasks involved.
Depending on the scope of work, leveling pavers typically takes about 1 to 2 days to complete.
Cleaning, sealing, and sanding projects are typically spread out over 2 to 3 working days, allowing the pavers to dry out between each step thoroughly.
It’s important to note that weather conditions can influence the timeline, potentially necessitating additional drying time. Thus, while paver restoration is generally a relatively efficient process, the exact time frame can be influenced by project complexity and weather considerations.
A wet-look sealer is a popular choice among homeowners seeking to enhance the vibrancy and color of their pavers. It creates a glossy, vibrant appearance that visually appeals to the paved surfaces.
However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. Wet-look sealer typically needs to be reapplied every 1-3 years, depending on the exposure to elements and foot traffic. It’s essential to note that because it seals the pores on the pavers, it can create a slick surface when wet or covered in ice, making it less suitable for areas around pools or hot tubs where slip resistance is crucial.
In terms of pricing, wet-look sealer doesn’t typically differ significantly in cost compared to the regular low-sheen, penetrating sealer, although it may offer a more visually striking finish.