Fed up with trying to keep your block paving, looking attractive and free from dirt, moss, weeds and algae?
Have you decided intense pressuring washing is not the answer? Stonecare4u have the solution! our Essential Block Paving Cleaner will transform your block paving in a matter of hours, without intense Jet washing. Simple apply, leave rinse away and be astounded by the results.
Stonecare4u supply products for cleaning block paving that are fast, effective and easy to use. will remove The most stubborn dirt, algae and lichen can be removed from your paving with our block paving cleaner. It kills moss and weeds as well. Stonecare4u cleaner for block paving is highly effective. It will not only clean the pavers far more effectively than just pressure washing, but importantly saves you money. How? By drastically reducing the time and effort required to do the job.
For several decades now, block paving has become a very popular material to use for creating driveways, patios, car parks and access roads. In addition, it’s also used in various other commercial and residential areas. Although highly durable, with its constant exposure to the generally damp UK climate, it has its limitations and drawbacks.
Cleaner for block paving
One of the main issues is that most block or brick pavers are quite porous. That is due to their composition and generally low-quality raw materials used. This porosity leads to the pavers becoming covered in hard-to-remove algae and lichens. The algae and lichens feed on the minerals naturally present within the pavers and on any concrete-based building material that retains moisture. The fact that the algae are living and becoming ingrained and attached to the pavers means that it’s difficult to keep them looking clean. Above all, for best results, a maintenance programme or application of protective sealer will be required.
From a homeowners’ perspective, a driveway is generally the main focal point of their home. This once very attractive feature can look unsightly once paving becomes masked by unsightly growths. Another frustration with block paving are the weeds and moss that readily become established. Because the pavers are laid onto a bed of sand and have sand between the joints, this combination provides an invitation for weeds and moss to flourish.
Years ago nobody used to clean their driveway. Their time outside with cleaning materials was mainly for cleaning their car or windows, not their paving! Since around 2000 this has changed rapidly. Today there are now literally thousands of companies across the UK specialising in cleaning block paving. You are more likely to see a homeowner with a pressure washer, trying to clean where he parks his car, rather than the car itself!
Cleaning Block Paving
The range and affordability of pressure washers available for contractors and DIY enthusiasts have been the major factors behind this dramatic increase. This, combined with people’s desire to maintain their expensive new drive has led to the rapid emergence of this new industry and popular hobby for homeowners.
In addition, people are now becoming aware and rightly concerned that regular pressure washing is rapidly wearing away the protective layer on the surface of their paving. Loss of colour and increased porosity are the results. In other words, this enables organic matter and dirt to become ingrained into the surface. Importantly, paving manufacturers warn against aggressive power washing. This is because driveways laid onto a bed of sand can become unstable as the sub base is undermined and gradually washed away.
StoneCare4u block paving cleaner is the affordable answer. Its powerful formulation means that most surfaces can be effectively cleaned, often with just a hose and broom. A DIY power washer might be required In some cases, for best results, but only used on a lower, more gentle setting. Today, cleaning block paving no longer has to become a time-consuming arduous task. Once applied, StoneCare4u block paving cleaner does more than just clean. It contains four active ingredients that mean that once applied it protects as well as inhibiting the green and black organic matter that leaves paving appearing to be permanently dirty. Simply apply the product, leave on a damp surface for a few hours and watch the muck and grime melt away. It’s that simple!
High-grade Block Paving Cleaner
The block paving cleaner can be applied by watering can or sprayer. A sprayer is recommended as it will give better overall coverage per litre of product. Remember that the product can be used neat if necessary. This is for areas in very bad condition that have been neglected for a number of years. But in most cases, a 1-1 dilution rate is more than strong enough. At this 1-1 ratio the product is extremely powerful and in some cases, or as part of a maintenance programme a dilution rate of 2 or 3 -1 will be fine.
Importantly, there are no acid based ingredients within the product. So, however long it is left on the surface, no damage to the pavers will occur. Once applied, usually leaving the product on the surface for just a few hours is all that is required. Always wear adequate safety clothes and to avoid damage to surrounding vegetation, rinse down surrounding areas before and after use. Please refer to the label or website before use.
After the drive has been returned to a satisfactory condition, it is recommended to use our block paving cleaner in a diluted form as part of a regular maintenance programme. This will avoid the need for electric or petrol driven power washing equipment to be used and eliminate the risk of long-term damage. If you are looking to fully restore your paving and prevent loss of colour then Stonecare4u block paving sealer is recommended. It will create a water repellent barrier on the surface of the pavers. As a result, it helps keep the pavers free of algae and easy to maintain. Because the sealer is also UV resistant, it will importantly protect against colour loss caused by the Sun and general exposure to the elements.
You can use Block Paving Sealer for best results
With the advances made in cleaning products, there is no reason why any paved area cannot maintain that ‘just laid’ look. This is not only important from an aesthetic perspective but from a financial one as well. In comparison with possibly having to consider replacing areas of paving at some stage in the future, the cost of block paving cleaner and block paving sealer is minimal. With a few hours invested maybe once or twice a year in straightforward maintenance, you can keep the outside of your home looking great and retain it as a valuable asset to your property.