Beware Concrete Pavers

While laying concrete pavers we noticed white efflorescence on at least half.  It was extremely unsightly, rendering a colour nothing like the brochure or sample.  We called the manufacturer, Marshalls, who would take no responsibility, saying the efflorescence was normal for all concrete products and would go away.  When asked after how long, they were vague, and only when pushed admitted it might be a year or even more. We would not have bought the pavers if we had known there would be this problem and suggest purchasers take care.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,633

    Try a hosepipe and a stiff brush.

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,760

    There's an article here about it and how it may be removed

    https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/111550

    I'm guessing they didn't look like that in the brochure.

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  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,619

    I'd agree with DHR.  Dry stacked pavers are one thing - once they come into contact with the ground, the moisture will bring out the lime/mineral content.

    At the risk of being awkward, I quite like the look of your pavers.  

    As Fidgetbones suggests, a stiff brushing over every so often will remove the worst of it.

  • cleaning it with brick cleaner was the first thing that came to mind image

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