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 Block paving
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 6 May 10:44

We've got a lot of weeds popping through outr block paving on the drive. It is around 18 years old I think.

I was planning on jet washing, rejointing and sealing but it looks like some folk online think that's overkill as the sealant isnt cheap.

Any experiences of doing this on dot net?
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 6 May 16:09

I've not attempted this yet but I've got loads of weeds coming through the patio out the back so I'm in the process of burning them off with a weed burner and from what I've read on line if you follow that up with a salt water (and possibly washing up liquid) solution its meant to be effective at stopping them coming back.

I'm only half way through so not sure if it definitely works but might be cheaper chucking out salt water every now and again rather than having it resealed?
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 6 May 18:45

Cheers. I hadn't heard that. Been a nightmare job today. Really mucky and I'm only half way through after about 4 hours so I'm keen to find a solution!
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Mon 6 May 18:47

Did mine a couple of years back with a strong solution of Jeyes fluid. Left it a couple of weeks, power washed it with the rotating head thingmy, scraped out any residual muck, dead weeds etc then resanded the joints.
Worked ok.
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 6 May 18:53

I've just read that salt can apparently damage some concrete so it might not be the answer I'd hoped for.

Still potentially worth a Google.
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 6 May 18:53

Reach out to the weeds and you might just find you have much in common, etc, etc.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Block paving
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Mon 6 May 19:18

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Mon 6 May 18:53

Reach out to the weeds and you might just find you have much in common, etc, etc.


A prickly outside and turn up where many people don't want me?
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