How to Maintain Your Brick Patio

Posted on August 4, 2016

PatiosWhether we do it ourselves, we have a professional visit our home, or we purchase our homes with a brick patio in Wellesley, MA, it isn’t uncommon that it might need a little TLC. Most homeowners notice when their patio has become a little worn or dated, and Cataldo Landscape and Masonry wants to offer some advice for common patio problems.

Weeds. Any homeowner with an older patio has probably seen unwanted weeds pop up between their brick pavers. This is often a problem when bricks are not laid on crushed gravel, but can happen over time regardless. Some at-home remedies include pouring salt into sidewalk cracks periodically, or a solution made from vinegar, salt, and liquid dish soap to avoid harmful chemicals.

Worn bricks. This can be especially prevalent in New England because we face such harsh weather extremes! From salt in the winter to the beating sun in the summer, our bricks are sure to look dingy in a few years’ time. We suggest power washing your bricks, and if you are still unsatisfied, consider a sealant that brightens their color or using paint created specifically for bricks.

Slippery to walk on. Between ice and snow, our patios and sidewalks can be hazardous to walk on, and some of that reason can be contributed to your bricks not have a water-proofing seal on them. Power washing and using this style sealant can keep you and your family safe from possible accidents caused by weather.

If you’re finding yourself of a complete patio overhaul, or have been thinking about having a brick or blue stone patio installed in Wellesley, MA, Cataldo Landscape and Masonry has the experts to help. Not only do we take every precaution to preparing your lawn for bricks to help with your maintenance, it will make your yard even more beautiful in the end. With more questions, give us a call today at (781) 304-8900.