Frequently Asked Questions

If the stain is a fresh one, it is best to put an absorbent (baking soda, cat litter…) on the surface so that this excess is removed. Use grease remover (dishwashing liquid, bath cleaner, concentrated professional degreaser) and scrub with a brush and then rinse thoroughly with water. Repeat the step until you are satisfied.

Sand the excess rust on the surface with a wire brush. Then apply an acid product to remove the remaining stain. Be careful not to leave such a product on the surface for a long time, as it could damage the stone.

Spread an absorbent on the surface and remove it when it is saturated and start again. There is no point in using degreasing agents. The stain will disappear with time. It is important to remove the oil because it is very damaging for the asphalt.

Undo the stones of the sunken and adjacent section. Apply rock dust into the cavity and level with a flat bar or a level.

This only works on small surfaces and in order to maintain your pavement. The solution is to pull out the weed by trying, as best as possible, to remove the root. Apply vinegar in the hole and let dry. Reinstall some sand in the space to limit regrowth.

Annual cleaning to remove de-icing salts and other accumulated contaminants is important. If necessary, replace defective sand joints and correct dripping slopes. The installation of a protective coating is recommended to limit stains and preserve the natural colors of the stone.

The protective coating or (Sealer) helps to slow down the penetration of pollutants into porous surfaces. This protection will help prevent oil penetration and make cleaning easier. The protective coating will also help limit the abrasive action of de-icing salts and control efflorescence. So it makes cleaning and maintaining your surfaces so easy.

Yes, de-icing salts can be applied on some paving stones. However, it is important to note that not all pavers and finishes are compatible with salt and abrasive. We therefore recommend the application of protective coating and the use of non-abrasive icer to concrete.

The service life of a paving entry is for life. Surfaces maintenances will allow you to keep your stones as beautiful as the first day. The duration of an asphalted inlet is approximately 10 years. The older the paving, the less elastic it becomes. Over the years, cracks and cracks will form on the surface, potholes will follow and paving will deteriorate.

Yes, it’s possible. Semi-transparent protection can be applied to surfaces and thus act to recolor concrete pavers.

Yes, there are tiles specially designed for this type of project. It is important to think about the drainage of water that could accumulate under the paving. Some areas should only be covered by building professionals. There is a wide range of colors and products of concrete or natural stone such as granite, marble, st marc stone, etc. …

Polymer sand is a natural sand that contains binders (polymer) that when wet active to bind the sand grains together. It is applied dry and hardens after drying. Polymer reduces erosion and weed growth, but replacement is a difficult task.

Draining water away from your home allows less extensive use of the French drain and limits foundation cracks caused by freeze-thaw cycles. Water that accumulates where you pave will tend to soften the soil and create potholes. The presence of foam is a sign of this.

It is a layer of limestone that forms on the surface of concrete, during its drying after manufacture. This layer stains your stone and forms a white veil that decreases colors. Cleaning is then necessary to restore the stones to their natural shine.

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