Brick Paver Restoration
MR CLEAN POWERWASH SERVING:
Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties. Your neighborhood powerwashers: West Bloomfield, Farmington, Northville, Howell, Brighton, Hartland, Milford, Novi, Hamburg, Pinckney, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Williamston, Okemos, Haslett, East Lansing, Dewit, Delta Twp., Holt
Bricks should be maintained every 3-4 years. Weeds or grass will start to push through between the bricks and sand may start to wash away in the rain.
Please Call the Office for Current Prices
Power Washing Bricks:
Power Washing begins the process. Weeds, moss and loose mortar are removed from between the bricks. We create a gap between each brick if we can. There are 3 options to finish your bricks. Option A and B are the same price. Option C is a combination of both A and B which includes a third trip to your home and thus is more.
Please note the gap created can be different from brick to brick. In some areas a lot comes out, in others, very little. We remove what is “giving way”. Also, on weeds that have a root system: the power washer is ripping out the tops of the weeds/grass. The roots can have an aggressive system already under the bricks. If you suspect you have an excessive root system below your bricks that will try to regrow and push back through. It would be best to treat the weeds/grass with a solution that will kill the roots before we power wash.
Options for Finishing the Bricks:
Option A: Sand and Seal
On a dry day, we come back to brush regular, silica sand, back between the bricks in all the gaps created during the power wash. Then we saturate the sand with sealer. The sealer makes the sand hard. Not hard like cement, but hard enough to keep the bricks stable. The sealer also cotes the bricks. It dries to a “Mat Finish”, not a high gloss or shiny. It does, however, bring out the color of the bricks, they become more vibrant. The finish on the bricks will last several seasons. Normally the bricks return to a dry brick by the end of the second year. Our average turn-around on this option is three years. If you choose this option, maintenance is a complete tear-out and re-do.
Option B: Polymeric Sand
On a dry day, we come back and fill all the gaps we created during the wash with a polymeric sand (Gator Dust G2). This sand hardens with water. There is no sealer with this option. This sand is hard like cement and will last for a good long time. The manufacturer offers a 15 year warranty on new construction. Your job is a maintenance project, not a new construction. A new construction will have a uniform cap between each brick, width and depth. During maintenance, the gap will vary brick to brick. However, this finish will last much longer than Option A. Maintenance on this option is discretionary. Call us when you want to clean it: pollen, dust, bird ## or moss (moss is a spore that floats through the air, lands and grows). When you call to have things cleaned, the pricing is just for a wash, as we do not have to blow out nor replenish sand. So this option is less maintenance and less expensive over time.
Option C: Combination of A and B
This option uses the hard, polymeric sand and then adds the sealer. The sealer is applied on a third trip as it must be applied on dry bricks. The sealer is not necessary for this job as the poly sand hardens with water, however it does add additional strength to the already hard poly sand. The poly sand is hard, although there are loose granules on its surface. The sealer hardens those loose granules and makes the poly even harder. Of course, the sealer also cotes the bricks to bring out the color as mentioned in Option A. Option C combines the most expensive part, the sealer, of Option A and the most expensive part of Option B, the poly sand and takes three trips to complete. Therefore, Option C is more expensive.
Please have the measured area available when you call. Your help in this keeps our prices low. To measure area, find the length and the width. Multiply that together. Example 15 feet long and 12 feet wide: 15x12=180. Let' say you also have a sidewalk, it is 25 feet long and 3 feet wide: 25x3=75. Repeat each area like that. Then add it all together. The example is 180+75=255 total square feet.
Circles: Patios with odd shapes seem daunting. It is not. Simply measure the longest area and the widest area. Don't worry about the curves. Then do the same math as above. When you first call us, it is helpful to know the approximate measurements. That way we can give you a close enough price to help you make decisions. We will measure better when we get there.
Shine or Discoloration on Bricks
Many people like the look of a high gloss on their bricks. However, a high gloss has a propensity to trap a gas from the ground and turn their bricks milky white. The gloss can also turn white from being baked by the sun. Once this occurs, it can NOT be power washed off. So please let us know if you have high gloss or a white haze on your bricks. We can talk to you about your options.
Lift and Level uneven or sunken areas?
Any single or complete areas can be done.
Lift and Level $12/sq. ft.
A small area here or there is very cost effective. Two or three feet is $24-36 respectively. However, there can be many areas that are uneven or sunken to various degrees, Uneven bricks, depending on where they are, can be a trip hazard. Sunken areas may collect water and become green. So lift and level is done only when the customer specifies specific areas. We can do any or all of your bricks.
Lift and Level is usually done on the same day we come back to Sand and Seal. On occasion, it is done on a day independent of sand and seal.
After you direct us to the areas you need leveled, we will pull all the bricks out to the most level point. Then we re-slag the area and replace the bricks. Once this is completed, we Sand and Seal the complete job for finish.
On April 30, 2019, I had the pleasure to have our patio and front walk cleaned and poly sand applied to
it. This is just a short note to let you know how please I was with the helpful, professional, kind and
knowledgeable service I received b your employee, Keegan and his trainee.
In this day and age, good customer service is often difficult to find, and I feel it is important that it be recognized.
Thank you for your special kindness Keegan and commitment to caring customer service.
Mr. Clean is setting the standard for this industry."
Now Serving: Oakland, Livingston and Ingham Counties. Your neighborhood powerwashers: West Bloomfield, Farmington, Northville, Howell, Brighton, Hartland, Milford, Novi, Hamburg, Pinckney, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Williamston, Okemos, Haslett, East Lansing, Dewit, Delta Twp., Holt