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how do i stop weeds growing in my block paving

How do i stop weeds growing in my block paving

But before you get started you should prepare yourself with the following equipment:

1: Weed removal

Modern patio sealers offer many different looks and finishes, and at Universeal we offer formulations for all types of paving, including:

Which block paving sealant is best for stopping weeds growing through patio gaps?

There are many different choices of sealers on the market, some better than others, and some suitable for different results.

How do i stop weeds growing in my block paving

Always test the sealant on an inconspicuous area before applying elsewhere, just in case it has an adverse effect. If you can obtain a small sample before buying to carry this out then so much the better.

Before starting, ensure the block paving is dry and clean. If possible, leave it a few days between cleaning and sealing. This will enable you to check that the cleaning has not produced any efflorescence (crystalline deposits) on the blocks.

Choosing the Right Sealant

Remember, there is no such thing as a surface that is weed-free , and spraying the area with weed killer – no matter how powerful – is simply not enough.

If you buy and use a cheaper product you may find yourself having to seal again in a year or two.

Preparing the Area

Despite their name, all-purpose sealants are actually largely ineffective, offering a one-size fits all approach, as opposed to more targeted tackling of weed growth. Select the sealant that will give you the effect you are looking for: matt, wet look, damp look, low sheen or neutral.