Winter is Coming â€“ Are Your Brick Pavers Ready?
August already? Where did the summer go? As we begin to enter the cooler months of fall, it is important to take a look around your house and see what needs to be done before us Michiganders start to slow down for the winter. For many people, that may mean cleaning out the attic or basement before the cold ruins all motivation, or finally taking out that tree that has been ready to come down since the snow melted. While you are at it, donâ€™t forget to pay special attention to your brick pavers. While they may seem to be nearly indestructible, they too can become victims of neglect when it comes to the colder months. The following are some things you can do this fall to make sure your brick pavers will be ready to go as soon as the snow melts.
Making Sure They Are Sealed
Nothing can damage brick pavers more than moisture where it shouldnâ€™t be. With winter coming, your brick pavers will most likely be under snow for several months straight. This means moisture will have plenty of opportunities to penetrate your pavers and the areas between them. If you canâ€™t remember the last time you had your pavers sealed, that may be a good indication that you should have a Troy brick paver contractor seal them before the first snow comes. It is recommended to seal your bricks every 3 to 7 years, but that can vary based on how exposed they are to the weather and to regular traffic.
Leveling the Playing Field
Now is the perfect time to make your pavers level again if they have become a little slumped after a few seasons of barbeques and pool parties. Before the ground begins to freeze, it is smart to have a professional paver contractor assess whether or not your patio or driveway could benefit with some leveling. This usually doesnâ€™t take too long and you will still be able to enjoy your brick pavers for the fleeting days of summer that we have left.
Need a Replacement?
One of the many benefits of brick pavers is their relative ease to replace if some do end up getting damaged from weather or wear and tear. If you delay and wait until it gets too cold, this will only get harder to do as the ground will make it impossible to get the damaged pavers out and the new ones in. If you have some brick pavers that have been bothering you for a while, now is the time to take care of it! Not only will you not have to worry about them getting more damaged during the winter, you will also be ready to enjoy your patio as soon as the snow clears your path!
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As you begin to assess the state of your pavers, make sure to get in touch with a professional brick paver contractor to get an expert opinion.
PMS Diversified Construction is located in Sterling Heights, Michigan andÂ provides Troy brick paver maintenance as well as paver maintenance and installation throughout Metro Detroit.