How to Clean Your Paver Patio

You’ll want to keep your paver patio looking its very best, especially if you entertain guests in your outdoor space. First impressions are important, right? The good news is that it’s pretty easy to clean paving stones without breaking the bank. All you need is a few items you probably already have somewhere in your home. We’ll tell you how to clean your paver patio in a few simple steps below!

Get Rid of Leaves and Debris

A broom is more than enough to remove leaves from your patio. Just brush leaves into a pile and place them in a large trash bag! Alternatively, you can use a leaf blower to accomplish this job. Thankfully, it shouldn’t take you more than five minutes.

Kill Weeds

Depending on how long it’s been since your last clean, unsightly weeds might have gathered on your beautiful patio. The solution? Weed killer! Choose a product that won’t damage your pavers, though. Alternatively, you can use vinegar — the natural weed killer that won’t discolor pavers or destroy nearby plants.

Pro-tip: If you manually pull weeds out from your patio, get rid of their roots to prevent them from growing again.

Remove Stains

A hard brush and a good cleaning product normally remove surface stains from pavers. You can use a mild detergent from your utility room cupboard for this job, or sometimes a mixture of water and vinegar will do the trick. Make sure you wash your patio with a hose after cleaning.

Use a Sealer

Sealing your pavers after installing them can protect stone, brick, and other materials from harmful UV rays, which can cause fading. A good sealer will also prevent damage from water, ice, and snow.

Repair Grout

Grouted paver patios need a little more TLC than sanded ones. When it’s time to regrout pavers, polymeric sand is a good choice because it stabilizes joints and prevents weeds and insects from damaging materials.

Consider Pressure Washing

Pressure washing can destroy stubborn stains from your patio that you can’t remove with other methods. However, you’ll need to call in the professionals for the best results!

Takeaway

Cleaning your paver patio doesn’t have to be a huge deal. Just follow the steps above to keep your outdoor space looking fresh. High-quality paving stones are often easier to keep clean and are more resistant to stains, which is something to think about when installing a new patio in the future.

Mountain Strong is the top patio builder in Berkeley and Jefferson counties! We always use the highest-quality pavers that transform the look of your landscape. Call (304) 995-4820 to find out more or schedule your free consultation!

Justene Clark
Justene Clark
2023-11-16
As a small business wonder myself, it was great to see Keegan with Mountain Strong Landscaping eager and willing to earn your business! He was flexible with my time frame, had great communication, provided ideas and worked well with his employees to get the job done! Keegan had posted on social media a patio that caught my attention. I screenshot it and looked at it often. As I am not a very good visualizer, it impressed me how this patio work I saw of his seemed to be the perfect fit for my home. It has since came to life, and I couldn’t be happier! It is Winter, so I have yet to enjoy the patio full affect - but I can’t wait! If you are looking for hardscaping - Keegan is your man!
Stacey Caylor
Stacey Caylor
2023-11-13
Professional, open communication, fantastic work! I am thrilled with my new patio!
cnkinn
cnkinn
2023-10-30
When I first contacted Keegan about a job I wanted done, he was very specific and professional - his work didn't disappoint. Hardscaping is what he does and he's an expert. You've seen the photos on the Facebook page and it is all that and more. I can't express how much I appreciate his working with us to come up with the ideal plan and he completed it to the tee!
Rick Ward
Rick Ward
2023-10-08
Mountain Strong Landscaping was a great choice for my backyard patio. Keegan is a complete professional. He helped plan out the design to incorporate everything that I needed in the space. He responded promptly to my communications. The entire process was seamless and I am incredibly happy with the finished product. I strongly recommend Mountain Strong Landscaping.
Traci Jackson
Traci Jackson
2023-09-28
They were very professional and I like their quality of work. They did a great job and stayed on. Task would recommend them for other projects. At my home as well as with friends and family, if they live close enough to have them work on their stuff too.
Kathryn Keysor
Kathryn Keysor
2023-09-13
From start to finish, Mountain Strong Landscaping was amazing to work with and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. During the initial consultations, Keegan was open and honest on what would work for our space and helped us design a patio that fit our vision and budget. He clearly takes great pride in his work and is very well organized with all equipment and materials arriving with perfect timing. Communication was terrific all the way through. We love our new backyard living space and highly recommend Mountain Strong!
Mandie Rivera
Mandie Rivera
2023-08-27
Keegan was a pro from start to finish. From our initial consult he was quick to provide a high quality rendering of his ideas for our patio and brought samples of pavers in person so we could rest assured in our decisions. He started work within the time frame he estimated, and finished in about the same timeframe. He stayed in constant communication with us throughout the job. The end result is fabulous. He even upgraded us to sod around the patio rather than grass seed to ensure we could enjoy a fully completed look immediately. We also were able to add a small matching space in front of our home that has been a great place to sit and wait for our children to return from school. Knowing that this space is built to last, we know we made the right investment choice by choosing Mountain Strong to install our patio. The space we now have allows us to spend more time outside with our family, gives us a cozy place to enjoy calm morning sunrises, and brings us so much enjoyment!
Paul Pastro
Paul Pastro
2023-08-24
The patio and the surrounding landscaping were installed exactly as described by Keegan. We are thrilled with the quality and we highly recommend using Mountain Strong Landscaping for your hardscaping needs.
Bill Powell
Bill Powell
2023-08-24
Guys put in a patio for us. Excellent work. These guys did not stop and wanted to be sure were were totally satisfied. Highly recommend
Kym McKay
Kym McKay
2023-08-18
We can't rave enough about our experience with Mountain Strong Landscaping. We needed our patio and walkway re-sanded and sealed and some repair work done to it. Keegan came out, talked to us about our options for the repair work, drafted a contract and gave us an estimated time frame to complete the work. They ended up being able to complete the work earlier than anticipated and Keegan was communicative through the entire process. The work was done beautifully and the price was fair and in line with the expertise that Mountain Strong brought to the table. I will recommend Mountain Strong to anyone I meet that is looking for hardscaping work.
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