As any Perkasie resident knows, a house is not a complete home without a patio to relax on. Paul Construction & Awning is a local construction company that has been offering custom patio installation and various other construction services to Perkasie residents for over 20 years. If you’ve been considering the idea of patio installation for your home, don’t wait any longer!
Common Patio Installation Concern Addressed
While there are many benefits of patio installation for Perkasie homeowners, Paul Construction has been asked the question, “Why has my patio turned green?” This is understandably an alarming discovery, but the experts at Paul Construction can fill you in on what is causing the strange shade of green and how to get rid of it and restore your patio to it’s beautiful original condition.
It is common in Perkasie to have a damp transition from winter to spring. The weather is not sure what it wants to do, and many times it goes back and forth between snow, rain, sleet, and fog. All that moisture creates prime conditions for moss, mildew, and mold to grow in between the pavers or stones of your patio – especially if you have trees in your backyard that tend to create a lot of shading. This can be unsightly and far different from how it looked right after your patio installation was completed.
Luckily, there is no reason to fret. Clear away the greenery with a few simple techniques:
- Power Washing – Chances are you haven’t given your patio a thorough cleaning in a while. Power washing is an effective way to give your patio a powerful washing, as the name suggests! The excessive force is sometimes enough to completely clear the grimy moss and mildew off your patio. If you aren’t comfortable utilizing power washing tools, the professionals at Paul Construction are happy to come out and offer this service to you.
- Use a Vinegar Solution – If power washing isn’t enough to rid your patio of all the weeds, mix together a solution of ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of borax. This solution should help kill them.
- Prevention – Prevention is key to keeping your patio clean and clear of mold, mildew, and moss. It is important to keep your pavers clean and dry as much as possible. If you do have nearby shrubs or trees that create shade, keep them properly pruned so that your patio is exposed to a sufficient amount of sunlight to help dry it after Perkasie experiences wet weather.
Paul Construction – The Patio Installation Pros For Perkasie Families
With the recent increase in temperatures, the people of Perkasie have been catching spring fever a bit early. Now is the time to start thinking of your plans for patio installation. Schedule your free in-home consultation by calling Paul Construction today. You’ll be relaxing on your new patio and enjoying the sounds of spring in no time!