If you have a brick patio in your backyard, you may be curious as how to maintain it’s appearance and usage. Realistically, maintaining a brick patio is actually easier than one may think. Here is all you need to get the job done:
- A bucket
According to eHow are are some effective cleaning and maintenance methods that will keep your brick patio attractive and enjoyable:
- Sweep away all debris such as dirt and leaves away from your brick patio. Fill a bucket with 2 cups of bleach and 1 gallon of warm water. Dip a broom in the mixture and scrub surfaces thoroughly especially to rid mold and mildew. Rinse the surface and finish scrubbing. This process can be done only once or twice a year.
- Spread a thin layer of sand over the bricks to get it in the spaces. This will prevent water buildup.
- Inspect cracks for weeds. You can use a weed killer to keep the weeds from spreading. Round Up works wonders.
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