If you’ve chosen to go green with eco-friendly rubber paving—congrats! As you reap in the benefits of this durable, safe, and long-lasting surface, there are a few things you can do to ensure your rubber paving stays in tip-top shape.
From the experts at Rubbertech Resurfacing, here are a few tips and tricks for maintaining your new pave:
Remove Excess Debris. Sand, dirt, and rocks can all contribute to the wear and tear of rubber paving, and be a safety hazard to you and your family. Ensure your rubber paving is clear of debris and hazardous material, and thoroughly clean the surface every few weeks with a leaf-blower or broom. Your rubber paving will look like new for years to come.
Remove Snow with a Shovel or Snow Blower. In Canada, it’s safe to say the winter months can be unpredictable, and sometimes, pretty wild. If you encounter snow on your rubber paving, it’s safest to remove it with a plastic shovel or snow blower—just ensure it has a rubber auger.
Get Rid of Stains with a Pressure Washer. On driveways, stains are inevitable. Leaking car fluid, skid marks, and spilled liquids can all contribute to unattractive spots. With light detergent, use a pressure washer to remove the stains. Ensure the head of the nozzle is a safe distance from the paving. High-powered pressure washers have the ability to take the paint right off your car, so ensure it’s parked elsewhere before you begin.
Use Salt or Ice-Melt to Get Rid of Ice. Ice can be extremely dangerous, and is a common cause of injury in the young and elderly during winter. To ensure you and your family’s safety, consider spreading a small amount of salt across the paving. Be sure the salt doesn’t come into contact with any surrounding plants or wildlife.
Consider the Intended Use of the Rubber Paving. Rubber paving has a different installation method for each location. Splash parks, for instance, are designed with a different base than driveways, and should not be driven on. To ensure your paving lasts for years to come, only use it for what it’s intended for.
Repave Damaged Areas. High-traffic areas, like medians or driveways, may be susceptible to minor damage over time. Damaged areas can be removed and patched, with the option of adding a unique design to hide the patch mark. If you spot any damage, it’s imperative you contact your local rubber paving experts immediately, as a small problem can quickly escalate.
Rubber paving is a long-lasting and reliable solution for driveways, splash parks, patios, medians, walkways, apartment entrances, and more. With services from Rubbertech Resurfacing, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with your new driveway, patio, or walkway. To learn more about our services, get in touch with us today!