Are you having weed problems on your carefully picked out block pavings? After spending huge bucks to install the block pavings, the last thing any homeowner would want to discover is weed taking over the prized asset. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be effectively handled in a few simple steps provided in this article.
Basically, sealing of block paving is all about prevention of weed growth in the area by total weed removal, putting of sand between the block paving joints and sealing with a good quality sealant. This is a task that’s best left for a reliable professional to guarantee the best results especially if you lack proper training and experience. This guide will give a good insight into the process.
Here are the equipment you’ll need to get started: pressure washer, weed killer, bin bag, broom, small brush, protective gear, sealing roller, spueegee, jointing sand and sealer and DIY sprayer.
lRemove The Weed
• Put on a protective clothing and gloves
• Get a weed disposal bag to clean while you go.
• Apply the selected weed killer on both areas where weeds are present and the absent ones to prevent any growing.
• Angle your pressure washer between the gaps. This is done to remove all weeds and debris that are still lying around as well as removing all possible chemical residues to create a thorough clean between the paving slab.
• Leave the washed area to dry.
l Sand The Joints
• Check the weather forecast to ensure there’s about 24 to 48 hours of dryness as its important for both sand and sealant to do a perfect job.
• Put sand between the gaps and push it down with your small brush until its levelled.
lSeal The Gaps
• The sealing process should be done immediately and sanding.
• Clean up the patio
• Perform a test using a small area
• Apply the sealant
• Apply the second of sealant
• Leave to dry for about 2 to 3 hours.