It’s estimated that well-designed patios not only add 8-10% home value, but also earn an ROI of over 80%. You must learn how to maintain your patio floors to help them retain their value. This can provide an ROI of nearly 500%. Let us give you some tips on how to keep your patio flooring clean and damage free.
Keep Your Patio Stain Free
Immediately wipe up spills. Whether stone, concrete, or pavers, patios can easily get stained. So immediately wipe up spills on your patio especially if it is food or oil. Use a cleaner that is safe for your patio surface to immediately lift the spill.
How Do I Get Rid Of Moss, Mold, Or Weeds On My Patio?
Moss and mold can damage the surface. It can easily grow in shady areas of your patio, especially if it stays damp. If you do not remove it, the moss and mold can cause stains on your concrete. This is the same with the weeds. You will want to remove them as soon as possible so they do not damage your patio floor. The least expensive and natural way of getting rid of moss is to allow sunlight to directly strike on the affected area. Prune nearby tree branches, move patio furniture, and anything else that is obstructing sunlight. Weeds such as moss, algae, and mold should be removed immediately if they are spotted. They reproduce fast by spores and the earlier you act the better.
How Often Should You Sweep Your Patio?
One of the most important things you can do is to sweep often. Mildew, stains, and scratches are much less common on patios that are kept clear of dirt and leaves. Try to make it your goal to sweep it at least once a week. Things like rocks and sand can scratch the surface of your concrete and cause damage.
Can Pressure Washing Harm My Patio?
The quick answer is yes, power washing can degrade a concrete surface. You can notice visible damage from water pressure at the level at which even light-duty power washers can operate. Therefore, if you aren’t careful, you can cause irreversible damage to the patio. Pressure washing your patio can cause significant damage to the integrity of the paving slabs. It can cause surface degradation, marks, pitting, and damage to the joint sand between each paving slab. You can use your hose after sweeping to remove any loose debris but never pressure wash.
Can Cracks In The Concrete Patio Be Repaired?
If your concrete patio surface has cracks, they can often be repaired. In some cases, concrete crack repair can be a simple DIY project, in others it may require a professional concrete contractor to correct the damage. Repairing the cracks and chips will prevent the damage from worsening. If you have a paver patio, you can replace the damaged pavers with new paving stones. There are concrete repair kits available to repair your concrete patio. The cracks or chips in your concrete patio can be repaired quickly with simple methods and inexpensive materials. This fix effectively blocks weeds, cures the debris problem, and prevents further damage to the patio for years.
Is It A Good Idea To Seal A Patio?
Yes. It makes sense to use patio sealer or paver sealer on natural stone simply because the weather will damage its appearance. To protect against stains and spillages, you should invest in the best product on the market to seal your patio. Your sealant should last up to two years providing you use a quality product and maintain the paving regularly. If the sealant does begin to fade after two years you can apply a fresh coat. If you need help maintaining your floor you may want to hire a professional coating installation company. They will have the right equipment and knowledge to correctly install your coating for maximum protection.
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