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The Importance of Routine Hardscape Maintenance and Cleaning

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Has your hardscape project loss its appeal and attractive appearance? Do you notice a variety of white stains on your walls and other hardscape projects? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, then it’s time to give focus to your hardscape maintenance and cleaning procedures. Cleaning and maintaining your hardscape protects your investment and sealing your project will preserve its overall beauty and integrity. With that said, the folks here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes are on hand to help tackle the problem for you.


The team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes with our decades of experience, takes pride in restoring the many hardscape projects of our valued clients. Our team of experts will restore your patio, walkway, pool area and the likes to look like new all over again. With our state of the art cleaners, joint sands and coatings we can not only enhance the look of your hardscape by preserving its beauty, but protect your cherished investment from continued wear, staining, and outdoor contaminants.

Maintenance process – If you notice weeds and moss growing within your joint sand or perhaps even an abundance of insects as well as a collection of dirt and debris, no worries. Our dedicated specialists will remove all the problems by pressure washing the area with a specialized nozzle. Once the surface dries, we will sweep high quality Polymeric joint sand into the failed joints and compact it with a mini compactor. We will repeat this process until we detect the appropriate sand and polymer levels have been achieved. We then moisten the new sand to activate the new polymers.

Cleaning process – Our specialists utilize a stripping agent to remove any previous sealants, coatings and residue that may be present on your hardscape. We then clean the surface with a specialized hardscape cleaner or primer to remove any ground-in dirt, staining, efflorescence or oxidation that has occurred. This primer also serves to open up the concrete pores to allow for the distribution of the new sealer that will be applied thereafter. This step is critical to the overall hardscape maintenance protocol and helps to renew the appearance and surface of your hardscape.

Sealing process – Finally, we will use a water based sealer with a semi-gloss finish either presenting with a wet look or a natural look to complete the process. This leaves your hardscape surface with a finish that is not only water resistant and elegant in look, but will also protect your surface from future staining, wear, contamination and dirt. This overall process helps to sustain and enhance both the overall appearance and lifespan of your hardscape.

Our team does, however, want our clients to understand that resealing should not be performed on any hardscapes until 2 years after their install. Once you have reached the 2-year marker, we highly recommend you have our team perform resealing of the hardscape surface at least every 5 years in your efforts to preserve your investment. The lapse of years in between resealing will be dependent upon the amount of usage and wear your hardscape gets and how impacted it is from the outdoor elements.


If your hardscape project is starting to look a bit weathered and worn and has lost its original appeal and integrity, then surely you have come to the right place. The team of experts here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes is steadfast in meeting the individual needs of all our clients when it comes to performing hardscape maintenance and cleaning of their outdoor living investment as well as the installation of a variety of hardscapes to enhance your home and property. Give a call out to one of our team members today and schedule your free consultation!

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