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Scractched Brick Pavers?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Darafayen, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Darafayen

    Darafayen Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey guys i do a few homes that have brick pavers on their drive ways, im just curious to what i can do about these scratches or if they will just fade away on their own? has anyone done this before and what have you done about it? thank you very much guys!
     
  2. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    I have some experience with pavers. Are you running shoes on your plow? Are the pavers sealed?
     
  3. Darafayen

    Darafayen Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    no shoes, and i dont believe these pavers are sealed.
     
  4. LawnmastersMike

    LawnmastersMike Member
    Messages: 47

    Honestly I would either shovel the areas with pavers or use a snow blower. If youve already scratched them I'd just hope that they fade away. Pavers are risky buisness and the plow always tears them up and theyre expensive to replace.
     
  5. Darafayen

    Darafayen Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    so is there anything I can do to help them fade? Or would sealing them this spring get rid of them?
     
  6. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    We do at least a couple dozen brick paver drives. Never had any issues with the plow marking them up. They're actually more durable than blacktop. Our contract does state that we're not responsible for any damage to them... if the customer doesn't like that clause, they can find someone else to plow.
     
  7. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    If you're not running shoes is your blade possibly damaged or jagged? I'm not sure how a semi-smooth blade would scratch something that hard. They are more durable than asphalt.
     
  8. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    The one driveway I do with pavers I backblade it all. Has the owner mentioned anything about these scratches?
     
  9. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,227

    I wouldnt worry about it if they are just scratching them, but if they are gouging them you will have a problem. We install pavers and half of them you take of the pallet are scratched it seems.
     
  10. Mass-hole

    Mass-hole Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 35

    get a rubber edge
     
  11. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Yeah... then they won't be able to see the scratches under all the snow you'll leave on the driveway. :)
     
  12. Darafayen

    Darafayen Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    the blade was brand new when the pavers got scratched, i think they are unlevel and the corner of the blade was back dragging on just the the corner and thats what hit the pavers. i guess ill have to wait it out till spring time to see what really happen to them and hope they are gone by then!