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Old 05-20-2011, 07:58 AM   #1
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How to clean & resand pavers


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We have a 7 year old paver around the pool, and shows big space between stone blocks, upto 1/2 inch, due to ground movement.

We would like to re sand for now. Please advise on how to ..,
1) Do we need to clean & remove dirt between the stones ( as this could be very time consuming)
2) What's the best way to clean

Thanks

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When i moved into my house i had a pretty large paver patio with the same problem...gapping..heavy weather look..years of neglect.i took a gas powered pressure washer and blasted them at highest output...i actually peeled weeds out from in between the pavers. i took the exposed dirt,weeds down about a half depth of the paver.a little dish soap mixture will aide in the brightening up of the paver, if you have moss add bleach. then after everything dried up i went through and re sanded the gaps...The pressure washer made this job take about a day to accomplish but most of that time was the drying in between the cleaning and sanding and kept my back in shape (no bending required).hope this helps ya.

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Hi,
We have a 7 year old paver around the pool, and shows big space between stone blocks, upto 1/2 inch, due to ground movement.

We would like to re sand for now. Please advise on how to ..,
1) Do we need to clean & remove dirt between the stones ( as this could be very time consuming)
2) What's the best way to clean

Thanks
It would be advisable to remove the dirt. You can't add sand to a joint filled with dirt. Agree with the power washer suggestion. You can kill 2 birds with one process.
After cleaning and dirt removing, just dump sand on the pavers and sweep it in.
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