Madison Maintenance LLC offers and variety of services pertaining to pavers. With sand pavers there are a number of issues that will require maintenance. Shifting can move or separate pavers. Water can get between and under the pavers then freeze and expand. Plants can grow up between the pavers, etc, etc. These issues can create constant costly maintenance. The most efficient solution is a service we provide using power lock sand and a commercial grader sealer. First, we throughly power wash all pavers and the areas between, removing all plant growth, dirt, moss, etc. We will return in 24 hours after the area is dry to apply power lock sand to all areas surrounding the pavers. Next, we mist the power lock sand which causes it to harden like mortar. Rather than having hundreds or thousands of separate paver pieces- the entire paver area is now hardened into one large area connected by power lock sand. We then return in 24 hours after the power lock sand is properly cured. The last step is to apply a commercial grade sealer on the entire paver area. Rather than trying to solve several different issues, your maintenance is now reduced to re-applying a commercial grade sealer to protect the paver area every 1-2 years.
With mortared pavers installed on a concrete foundation, the majority of pavers can be preserved by grinding our the mortar joints surrounding the pavers and tuck pointing using type S mortar mixed with powdered dye and aggregate stone for proper aesthetics. This will create a water tight seal that will protect the pavers from the necessity of costly replacement while restoring it’s aesthetic qualities.
While new paver installation is a service we provide and excel in- we do recommended exposed aggregate concrete or stamped concrete as a more viable option with mush less maintenance over the long term. When installing new pavers, Madison Maintenance LLC will first pour concrete for it’s foundation. Next, the paver bricks will be installed in mortar base on top of the concrete foundation. This will drastically reduce maintenance issues that arise from shifting, frost -thaw, etc. which cracks mortar joints and paver brick. The last step is a thorough acid washing after the mortar cures.