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How To Clean and Maintain Your Interlock For Spring

As the Toronto winter weather starts to subside, spring’s clean up process begins. For those who have interlock surfaces such as the driveway, it’s often essential to work to remove the debris, discoloration, and mildew from the surface as soon as possible. Driveway cleaning in Toronto from a team of professionals is one of the easiest ways to get this type of work done. However, there are some things you should know if you plan on maintaining an interlock driveway yourself.

How to Bring Back Your Interlock Driveway After Winter

There’s nothing better than the warmth of spring’s return for those in the Greater Toronto area. That is until you realize the amount of work you need to complete to get your home looking its best. 

Tips on cleaning your interlock pavers

If you plan to do the work yourself, cleaning interlocking pavers takes a bit of time and patience. To do so, consider the following:

  • Use a garden hose or a pressure washer to clean the surface initially to remove any loose dirt and debris.
  • It’s possible to use a mild household detergent and water to aid in the process. Pour onto the surface, allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes, and then scrub with a broom.
  • Use a hose to rinse off the surface well. 

Interlock cleaning in Toronto is the most intense right after winter, but you can follow this same process throughout the year to keep these pavers looking their best.

Repairing your interlock driveway

There may be times when you need to repair the pavers because they’ve become damaged, cracked, or crumbled. Pulling out each damaged piece and replacing it is hard work but is necessary if these pavers create a tripping hazard or are unsightly. It’s a good idea to fill in the areas between the pavers with polymeric sand to ensure there’s less room for the bricks to move to become damaged again. 

Benefits of sealing your Driveway

One way to minimize the amount of work that needs to be done throughout the year is to seal a driveway. It’s possible to seal interlock stone to protect it from damage and discoloration. Sealing doesn’t change the colour, but it does help to ensure the stones are less likely to have significant stains on them.

Numerous sealers are available. These need to be put on during a dry period as they need time to set. You can choose other options – such as various colours or go with a semi-gloss look if you want. Others are designed just to repel water and keep the area as natural-looking as possible.

Let Terrastone Landscaping Do the Work for You

Whether you need help with repairs or pressure washing a driveway in Toronto, our team at Terrastone Landscaping can help you. We provide all of the services you need – power washing existing surfaces, repairing areas, sealing the pavers, and even installing new sections of interlocking stone when it’s time to expand. Our hands-off approach allows you to start enjoying spring sooner.