Can Brick Pavers Be Pressure Washed?

Pressure washing is considered as one of the best ways to clean walkways and patios. However, as a homeowner, you are probably wondering if pressure washing brick pavers is a good idea.

Well, the most popular opinion is that pressure washing brick pavers yourself can cause permanent damage.

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Here is why pressure washing brick pavers yourself isn’t a good option:

Pressure Washing Wands Take Time to Clean

If you are a homeowner, you have probably thought about investing in a pressure washing wand. The problem is that the nozzle of the wand is often too small. This process naturally demands more time and effort on your part to get the job done.

Pressure Washing Wands Don’t Clean Surfaces Evenly

Another main problem with pressure washing brick pavers is that it usually results in zebra-striping. Zebra striping occurs when certain areas of the brick paver are cleaned with a lot of pressure, while other areas are cleaned with lesser pressure.

This often damages the mortar between bricks and ends up dispersing the joint sand between paving stones. It degrades recently installed brick pavers more than old concrete slabs. The main reason behind this is the incorrect choice of the nozzle.

Pressure washing your brick pavers is only recommended when you plan on hiring a professional  for pressure washing. This is perhaps, the best way to avoid any damage or costly repairs to your brick pavers.

However, if your brick pavers experience any damage or require replacement due to pressure washing, you can contact us!

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