Essential Steps For Maintaining Your Hardscape

  • By ASPM
  • 05 Sep, 2017
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Integrating carefully chosen hardscapes into your lawn, landscaping or commercial property can bring a stylish appeal to any exterior space. The professional hardscaping service offered by ASPM can make your hardscape visions a reality. Some of the most popular hardscape element choices include:

  • Retaining Walls
  • Patios
  • Fire Pits
  • Pathways
  • Outdoor Stairs
  • Pool Areas
  • Decorative Water Features

Some of the top materials used in hardscaping features include granite and natural stone choices like pieces such as sandstone, limestone and travertine.

Fortunately, there are some ways to help maintain and preserve your outdoor hardscape over time. From bricks to specialty shapes to raw stone elements, there are some specific steps you can take to help preserve their integrity and appearance over the years.
 
Be sure to address these three areas for successful hardscape maintenance: 

Protect Your Hardscape with Sealant

One of the most beneficial things you can do for preserving the life of your hardscape is to protect it. The simple act of having sealant applied to your hardscaping protects it from moisture, erosion, scratching and other possible damage associated with wear and tear.

While a sealant may not prevent larger dents, scratches or cracks from occurring associated with more aggressive use, it can dramatically extend the life, beauty and appeal of your hardscapes. Sealant protection must be reapplied every couple of years, but this step is well worth the effort.

Regular Hardscape Maintenance and Upkeep

While having a sealant reapplied regularly is an important protective measure, weekly maintenance throughout the year can also go a long way in preserving your hardscape elements. Keep the surface clear of organic debris such as leaves, moss, twigs and dirt. If left on your hardscape, they can begin to decompose and erode natural surfaces. Sweep the surface regularly and use a hose to more fully clean the surface. Immediately pull any weeds or grasses that begin to grow between gaps in your hardscape materials and elements.

Annual Maintenance

You might also consider hiring a professional landscaper to address your hardscaping elements around once per year. An experienced professional will have the right tools and cleaners to help keep your hardscaping elements looking like new.

Enlisting the help of professional hardscaping services doesn’t end with installation. Preserving its beauty and extending its life requires some specific maintenance steps. Use these tips to maintain your hardscape effectively and ensure season after season of enjoyment.

Contact ASPM with any questions you might have about your current hardscaping or potential future projects.
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Some of the top materials used in hardscaping features include granite and natural stone choices like pieces such as sandstone, limestone and travertine.

Fortunately, there are some ways to help maintain and preserve your outdoor hardscape over time. From bricks to specialty shapes to raw stone elements, there are some specific steps you can take to help preserve their integrity and appearance over the years.
 
Be sure to address these three areas for successful hardscape maintenance: 

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