Winterizing Your Paver Patio

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts Indiana will have more snow and colder temperatures than normal this winter. Is your paver patio or driveway prepared to survive the harsh weather?

“Freezing temperatures, ice and snow can damage paver stones,” shared Tony Lausas, Founder and President of Paver Rescue. He explained that when accumulated ice and snow melt, they often leave puddles on a patio or driveway. If the porous paver stones are not sealed, they will absorb the water. The next time the temperature drops below freezing, the moisture inside of the paver can cause it to crack as shown here:

Replenishing the polymeric sand between paver joints and applying a sealant are key to preventing cracks and protecting your outdoor space during the winter. The sealant creates an impermeable protective surface on the paver stones which prevents water absorption, while properly filled paver joints will not fill with water and thus will help reduce damage caused when the ground freezes. Sealing also helps protect pavers against de-icing salt damage and delivers additional benefits, both functional and aesthetic.  

“If your patio or driveway is not sealed, sanded and graded properly, it is more prone to damage from Indiana’s freeze and thaw cycles. Repairing these issues now will prevent expensive repairs down the road,” explained Tony.

Are Your Paver Stones Due for Sealing?​

Paver patios and driveways typically need to be sealed every three years. If you’re wondering if your paver patio is due for care, you can request a free assessment from Paver Rescue. Use promo code FALLSAVE to receive 10% off your services. 

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