First became popular in the 80’s because the price and versatility of the blocks appealed to many households and builders. It has become one of the most frequently used paving options.
When first laid and sanded it looks great, unfortunately when the paving is sold to the homeowner it’s never mentioned
that the surface is very high maintenance! If left unattended for a year or two big problems will start.
The joints between the blocks will become infested with moss, algae and dirt, providing the perfect medium for larger more robust weeds and grasses to take root. Also oil and other stains will spoil the surface giving your home and driveway a very neglected appearance.
Remember, you see your driveway everyday and because of this you don’t notice the deteriation, you just get out of the car and walk into your home, however others passing by or visiting for the first time get the full picture.
To keep the paving looking its best it should have an annual power wash to remove dirt, moss, weeds etc, be re-sanded and maintained with an application of weed killer.