When we have hardscapes installed, we all boast about our newly renovated and designed home and property space. Surely any new hardscape adds to the aesthetic and curb appeal of a home as well as its value. One thing, however, that many homeowners fail to perform is that of routine hardscape maintenance. Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, we want to take this time to educate homeowners on the overall importance of proper care and maintenance of their favorite hardscape features.
Its Beauty Can Last a Lifetime
With proper care and maintenance your newly installed hardscape can look beautiful and like new for years and years to come. With the many advancements in hardscape materials today, the life of these products has been greatly enhanced. The aggregates as well as the pigments of hardscape materials are well beyond advanced and innovative. However, if you fail to engage in routine hardscape maintenance and cleaning you will quickly see a minimized appearance of your outdoor living space when your hardscape’s integrity has been compromised.
Hardscape Maintenance Services to Consider
There are a number of hardscape maintenance services that you should consider in your efforts to keep your newly installed hardscapes looking like new. The team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes wants to share some of those services with you.
- · Joint re-sanding – Often times moss, weeds and other outdoor elements will make their way into the joints of your hardscape designs. Pressure washing the surface will remove such elements. Thereafter, a new Polymeric joint sand can be added and compacted into the weathered joints until a satisfactory level and density is achieved. Upon completion of the compaction, water is then applied to moisten the newly compacted sand.
- · Basic cleaning – When removing previous sealing coatings and other types of residues it is essential that a stripping agent is used. Once stripped, a paver primer or other hardscape cleaner is then used to eliminate dirt and other stains from the hardscape surface. When a new sealer is then applied, the pores of the existing concrete will now be open and allow for the new layer of sealer to be applied much easier.
- · Proper Sealing – To perform sealing use a wet look, clear look or natural look sealer. This will provide a high strength finish to the surface as well as a water-resistant look both of which will protect the surface from any future wear, damage or contamination. Sealing not only helps to keep the joints clean and secure, but also contributes to the sustainability of your hardscape as well as an enhanced lifespan of the hardscape feature.
- · Miscellaneous repairs – Hardscape designs can shift over time, whether from tire traffic, poor drainage or lack of a proper gutter system at your home or business. There are a number of hardscape repairs that can be performed to rejuvenate your design. From reinstalling pavers that have shifted or reinstalling edge restraint, to leveling the base of your hardscape or replacing materials that are broken, the repairs are many.
Put Your Trust in Our Team
Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes, our team of skilled professionals is steadfast in providing our clients with the highest quality materials, products and designs this side of Brentwood. We want our clients to understand the importance of routine preventative hardscape maintenance when it comes to protecting your personal investment. Proper care and maintenance will preserve the integrity and beauty of your hardscapes which is where our team comes in.
For more information about regularly scheduled hardscape maintenance be sure to talk with one of our specialists today. Whether you need to seal your hardscape installation or restore it to its pre-damaged state, we are the team for you. Give a shout out to our team today to schedule your cleaning and maintenance services or to schedule a free consultation. Put your trust into the hands of some of the absolute best in the industry by choosing the pros at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes today!