Concrete and Interlock Maintenance Tips.
Should I seal my Concrete/Interlock?
Sealer is a product designed to maintain the look of both natural and manufactured stone (Interlock). However, if the sealer is not applied properly, it can lead to discolouration, and even a patchy, film like residual on your stone. Many sealer manufacturer’s recommend you should seal your natural stone, or paving stone every three years. If you require more information about the sealer, and sealing, please ask your sealer brand.
Should I use salt or salt based ice-melters on my Flagstone.
The reality is any type of salt or salt based ice melter may cause damage to your interlock or concrete. However, alternatives such as gritty sand, and, or, Kitty litter will act as an agent to create traction on the surface, but will not work as a melting agent.
Maintaining a level surface with Interlock — Lift and re-lay technique
Overtime your interlock may require a maintenance technique known as Lift and re-lay. This technique is useful for interlock bricks that come lose, or become unlevelled due to continual use. The lift and re-lay technique requires removing the damaged or unlevelled bricks, leveling off the base screening, sand, or gravel beneath, and re-laying or replacing the bricks. In order to create a seamless, undetected result, you will need to apply polymeric sand into the joints. You may consider calling professional to assist with this type of maintenance.
Down spout and connecting pipes.
Maintaining Polymeric Sand Joints