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Cleaning your home's brick


Start off by sweeping your patio clean of any debris. If you have weeds growing in the joints of your pavers, spray them with weed killer or pull them out by hand. A new eco-friendly technique uses a blowtorch to kill the weeds. Give your patio another sweep to remove any dead plant material or loose soil.
If your patio is in a damp or shaded area in your yard, you may notice some mold or mildew growing on
Mold/mildew on brick patio
Mold/mildew on brick patio
Plant matter can grow between bricks. Make sure to address the root system to prevent them from coming back.
Plant matter can grow between bricks. Make sure to address the root system to prevent them from coming back.
Clean, beautiful brick.
Clean, beautiful brick.

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1 question
  • Wor31315739
    on Jun 25, 2018

    What did you wash the bricks with? They look so clean. Great job!!!

    • Karyn Kiney Cozad
      on Jul 3, 2018

      2 cups of bleach

      1 gallon of warm water

      With a thick bristled (non-metal) broom, use the solution to give your pavers a good scrub.

    • Karyn Kiney Cozad
      on Jul 3, 2018

      2 cups of bleach

      1 gallon of warm water

      With a thick bristled (non-metal) broom, use the solution to give your pavers a good scrub.

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2 comments
  • Nice piece - with that I would be very careful trying a blow torch as you can damage the face or the look of many pavers. On the "sand" list, you may also want to consider polymeric sand (follow the directions) because once you sweep that in & moisten it down, it will be there almost forever & will not allow weeds to grow through

  • PineHallBrick
    on Apr 2, 2013

    Thanks for the great additional information SLS!

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