Repair, alteration and maintenance of paving
Change is inevitable. Sometimes we want to change a paving project, make it bigger, smaller, longer, wider, or higher; sometimes we have the change imposed upon us in the form of maintenance and upkeep. There are all sorts of tips, tricks and techniques that are used when carrying out these tasks and the key ones are explored in this section.
The scum-like, messy, sometimes rusty crud that seems to ooze out from paving joints to ruin that lovely new paving. What is is, why does it happen, and how can we get rid of it?
Maintenance and Repair of Paving
All paving requires some basic maintenance. The myth about "maintenance free paving" is precisely that: a myth. This page introduces the basic tasks necessary to keep paving in tip-top condition for as long as possible.
Maintenance and Repair - Repairing and Replacing Paving
Nothing lasts forever, and so some pavings and surfacings will, occasionally, require repair or even replacement. This page looks at the basic requirements for undertaking repairs to both modular and monolithic paving.
Paving maintenance and cleaning
How should paving be cleaned? What are the best products to use, and what about tools? Is it true that soapy water and a stiff brush are as good as almost anything else? This page looks at the issues.
Maintenance and Repair - Removing Stains
It seems to be an extension of Sod's Law that states that any new paving will have mortar or cement dropped onto it accidentally, or the car will suddenly develop an oil leak. How can these common stains be safely cleaned and removed?
Maintenance and Repair - Power Washers
Provided that they are used correctly, safely and only occasionally, Power Washers are convenient tools for keeping paving in condition. This page looks at how to get the best from them without damaging the paving.
Maintaining Clean Paving using Biocides
Algae and other vegetation can seriously spoil the looks of any paving, so is the use of a biocide a viable longer-term maintenance strategy?