Maintaining your Block Paving

Installing block paving makes your driveway look effective, and can add to the value of your home. It’s important that you regularly maintain it to enhance its appearance and therefore make it more durable and able to last longer. There are a few steps you should follow to maintain the paving:

    Avoid Sloping

  • Initially, when first laying down the block paving it will be porous. Therefore water sources, rain, for example, could potentially flush out the jointing sand. This can cause sloping, which it is important to regularly check for. If you start noticing sloping, ensure you top it back up with jointing sand to avoid it
  • Keeping it Clean

  • Cleaning your driveway is an important task that you should regularly keep on top of. It is a simple task but will enhance the appearance and make it more durable. To clean your paving, you need a strong brush and cleaning detergent to remove the layer of dirt on top of your paving. Throughout the joints, apply weed killer to prevent weeds. When looking at your driveway you should check all the paving is sealed, and use sand where applicable.
  • If using a power washer to clean your driveway you need to ensure it’s at a 30-degree angle and on medium pressure. Higher pressures could be too much for the driveway and therefore damage the driveway.

Here at Kings Driveways, we create the best Driveways ranging from block paving to coloured tarmacadam. Here at King’s, we have the expertise to inform you on the best way of looking after your driveway.