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Green Care Pavebrick – lst ground is cleared of all medium to large rock then it is lightly graded for decomposed granite to be laid down. The granite is smoothed out and the proper level is determined as Well as the proper pitch for drainage. A large machine is brought in to compact and harden the ground. This procedure is to prevent any future risk of shifting or sinking of the pavers. The pavers are then brought in and laid out in the proper pattern; shape and size have been reached. At this point the edging and finish of the area is carefully created with a large gas powered saw that is equipped with a diamond blade for clean and concise cuts. After border has been laid out concrete is mixed on site and laid down on the outside of edge to secure the area. Sand is then spread across the top of pavers and compactor is run across the area to further tighten the pavers. Final sweeping and clean up and paver installation is complete.

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Green Care Pavebrick – Professional grade concrete installation procedure lst ground is cleared of all large rock then it is graded for proper level and pitch, at times this requires removal or addition of soil. A large machine is brought in to compact and harden the ground. This procedure is to prevent any future risk of shifting or sinking of the concrete. Forms are set up to create shape and size of desired concrete. The edging and finish of the area is carefully created. After border has been laid out concrete is brought in via concrete truck one wheelbarrow at a time.

Concrete finishing is an art form and is extremely important to create a beautiful surface. Greencare concrete finishers have been in the business for several years and are absolute professionals. Once finishing is complete and concrete has hardened, forms are removed; final sweeping and clean up after the Concrete and Pavers installation is complete.

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FAQ

There is a white residue on my pavers that won’t seem to come off. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
The most likely cause of white residue on the surface of pavers is a naturally occurring phenomenon called efflorescence. It occurs when water-soluble salts within the paver migrates to the surface and reacts with carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate, which is the substance that remains visible on the surface of your pavers. Efflorescence may be visible when the pavers are installed or may appear later, seemingly at random.

While efflorescence is certainly unsightly, it does not mean the pavers are of poor quality or flawed in some way. Good manufacturers, including barkman, try to limit the appearance of efflorescence using various techniques but there is currently no manufacturing process that can completely eliminate it.

Over time, efflorescence will eventually wear away or disappear, usually within a span of 3-6 months, although it can take much longer depending on the circumstances.

Aside from simply waiting for the efflorescence to run its course, there are a number of ways a home owner can remove efflorescence. Regular scrubbing with a stiff brush and water will help to loosen and wash away some of the deposits, shortening the time it takes for the stains to disappear. A power washer can also be used to remove staining, although it should be done carefully as the stream can damage the pavers.

Various chemical solutions which are formulated to remove efflorescence are also available, but should be tested on a small area before being used on a larger surface. Ideally, the chosen chemical solution should not contain hydrochloric acid because it can cause discolouration on the surface of your pavers. Regardless of the chosen method, additional cleanings may need to be done at a later date as more salts rise to the surface. However, with repeated cleanings, your pavers can be kept stain-free until the salt deposits have been exhausted, at which point the pavers will remain free of efflorescence for the life of your pavers.

The porous composition of brick makes it susceptible to efflorescence, which is a white, powdery substance on the surface of the brick. The efflorescence usually looks like concrete dust, but it’s composed of salts brought to the surface of the brick as moisture passes through the material. This can be a recurring problem with brick pavers, especially ones consistently exposed to moisture such as that from a lawn sprinkler. The dust might brush off, but stronger methods of removal exist if necessary.

1 Let your patio dry thoroughly. Scrub the white areas with a dry, stiff-bristled nylon brush. Sweep off the efflorescence with a broom.

2 Add a squirt of dish-washing liquid to a 1-gallon bucket of water. Dip the stiff-bristled brush into the water and scrub remaining efflorescence stains. Rinse the patio and allow to dry.

3 Prepare an acid wash to remove any remaining stains. Mix 20 parts household vinegar with 100 parts water. Wet the area with plain water, then pour the acid wash over the brick.

4 Mix 1 part ammonia with 9 parts water to create an alkaline wash to stop the acid reaction with the brick. Pour it over the brick immediately after applying the acid wash. Rinse the brick thoroughly with plain water to wash away both chemicals and the efflorescence they removed.

Things You Will Need: – Stiff-bristled nylon scrub brush -Broom -Bucket -Dish-washing liquid -Vinegar -Ammonia

Warning Wear eye protection and gloves when working with acid and alkaline solutions, even diluted ones.