Soiling of UrbanStone pavers can be unsightly.
It is useful to differentiate between soiling that is generated during construction or installation and that generated during normal service.
In general, prevention is better than cure, and regular maintenance is better than occasional drastic cleaning.
Soiling can be reduced or prevented by correct design and by careful workmanship and housekeeping.
Recognition of the stain is the first and most essential step in cleaning.
In instances where stains are unable to be removed, and rectification procedures have caused surface damage to the pavement, it is most likely that the stain in question has been incorrectly diagnosed, and hence the applied rectification procedure has been incorrect.
Successful cleaning is largely a process of trial and error, and thus small areas should be test-cleaned to determine the appropriate procedure to be adopted.
UrbanStone is not a hard product to keep clean and staining or graffiti can be removed without excessive costs or harsh treatments. It is always advisable to establish a good maintenance and cleaning regime immediately after the completion of the pavement installation.
Cleanliness of the pavement will largely depend on this maintenance regime.
Selection of the maintenance and cleaning regime will depend on the paver selection, its application and the location of the pavement in question.
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