Pool Deck Pavers Installation: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Pool pavers are an excellent solution for anyone designing or refreshing their deck design. However, though this option mostly has pros on its side, there are particular challenges worth considering.

Stone pavers can be moved, turned, and easily worked with if you need to fix any plumbing issues. They are not slippery but are weather resistant and very durable. That is if the job is performed correctly.

Don’t overlook the value of high-quality work, and remember that doing the job yourself can bring issues in the long run.

If the installation process isn’t performed up to standard, you may notice paver deck issues with time. 

Green mold, sand tracked in your house and pool, and other difficulties may occur. However, there are ways to resolve those issues. 

Keep reading to see what you can do to avoid having a pool deck no one wants to visit.

Cricket Pavers are only a phone call away if you’re in need of a pool installation company in Broward County. Our team of trained professionals will help you with any paver deck issues you may have.

Black Fungus and Green Mold

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If there’s one thing you wish to avoid with pool decks, it must be the growth of black fungus and green mold. These types of issues aren’t pleasant to the owner and may be a result of poor installations.

Sometimes, this occurrence happens due to high air humidity, but a drainage problem may be the source as well. 

Regularly cleaning the stone pavers of your pool deck is the first step you can take to avoid something like this happening. 

Use mild detergent and clean water once a week to clean the surface of the pavers. Simply apply the solution on the pool pavers, then spray it off with a hose.

Of course, the areas that retain water are the ones you should pay the most attention to since that is where the green mold is likely to grow.

If this type of treatment doesn’t stop your paver deck from growing mold and fungus, your next step is consulting professionals. Call a team that knows what they are doing and allow them to have a look at the issue. Then, you’ll be sure you don’t have a more significant issue hidden somewhere in the cracks. 

Luckily, stone pavers are great to work with since you can easily lift and move them.

Sand Tracked Into the Pool and House

During the installation of pool pavers, they are placed on a sand bed. Then, more sand is added on top, then compacted into the joints. This sand is supposed to keep the joints filled and the pavers in place.

However, due to poor installation and time passing, this sand can sometimes get out of place. In fact, it can get into your pool water or even find its way to the house. This is something we wish to avoid, obviously.

One of the best ways to avoid having a beach in your home is to use “sand lock” when installing pavers. This product is applied over the pavers to stop the sand from leaving the joints. It includes fine granules of sand and a polymeric adhesive that hardens when in contact with water.

This product is invisible and performs its duty perfectly. So, not only will the sand stay in place and not be in unwanted places. But you’ll eliminate the need for the addition of new sand in the future. There will be no gaps that need sand refills every once in a while, and you’ll be able to enjoy a high-quality paving job.

Pavers Sinking or Becoming Uneven

If you live in Florida, you know what heavy rains feel like. Though we usually get sunny weather, those who live in the area know it can get quite rainy at times.

With more water present around the pavers, it’s possible for some of them to sink or for the structure to become uneven.

Many homeowners don’t even know the first thing to do in these kinds of situations. 

Firstly, check where the affected area is. This can determine if you have a short-term rain issue or a larger problem that needs to be resolved.

If you only see a puddle in one part of the driveway, it’s likely there’s a larger problem at hand. In this case, it’s likely you have a break in one of the pipes underneath the pavers. This type of work would require professional help, so make sure you find a company that performs this type of service.

On the other hand, if the flooding is noticeable in multiple areas, most likely, you’re dealing with poorly compacted sub-base material. Solving this issue will require the workers to remove the paving blocks, add some filling and reposition the pavers. If you aren’t ready to perform a detailed job, your best option is to hire outsiders.

This way, you’ll know the job is performed correctly, and you won’t have to repeat it the next time it rains.

Weeds Between the Pavers

The one thing that can ruin a pristine-looking driveway with ease is weeds growing between the blocks. Weeds are unbelievable at finding areas to grow. Even the tiniest opening can be enough for weeds to take over and ruin an entire driveway.

But what’s important to note is that the seedlings most come from above. Only if you have cracks in the sand will there be a possibility for weeds to grow among your pavers. 

So, the key to stopping this is proper installation and not allowing the seedlings to find any room.

Luckily, even if this unfortunate event happens, and you find yourself with a weeded driveway, there are ways to resolve the issue. Weeds are a problem that has a simple solution – weed killer. Apply it to the troubled area, and you’ll be good to go.

There’s one detail to consider, though. Stay away from oil-based weed killers since they can stain stone pavers and live irreparable damage.


Pavers With Ants

Ants aren’t a welcomed guest in most parts of your property, and the same goes for the driveway. Unfortunately, these little creatures are prone to finding their way to the sand and creating dunes among the pavers.

This is a cause for concern for multiple reasons. Firstly, your kids will enjoy the area far less since they might get bitten or be afraid of the ants.

Secondly, ant dunes will ruin the aesthetic appeal of your front yard. 

Luckily, there are ways to resolve this issue. Use mild repellent directly on the nested areas, and you should be good to go. 

Those looking for a more permanent solution should consider spraying insect treatment in the area.

Contact Cricket Pavers

Most paving issues can be avoided with a high-quality installation process. Unfortunately, not all driveways get the royal treatment.

Allow your property to look its best, and hire professionals to help with driveway installations. Cricket Pavers are just a phone call away, so contact our team and start working on a design.

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