There is no such truth in a weed free exterior flooring surface. Whether you own a block paved, pattern imprinted or flagged area weeds will still grow. The severity of them depends upon how frequently and enthusiastically the area is maintained.
In our experience block paving generally suffers with weeds particularly more than Pattern Imprinted Concrete, this is significantly due to prime locations such as joints and gaps were weeds can colonise and develop.
Contrary to belief weeds do not grow up through block paving, but grow into block paving by seeding within the sand filled joints or settling into accumulative surface dirt. Many people are now realizing the benefits of having their block paving cured with a quality sealer.
Many people blame this paving type for a higher weed growth, however block paving is still the leading decorative paving, over 27million sq metres was laid last year within the uk hard landscaping industry alone. It is undoubtedly an extremely good option for anybody considering a new paved area. Although the argument contrary to many customers' beliefs about block paving and weeds, is simple! There's nothing wrong with the paving, it's just the effectiveness of the maintenance. The analogy could be seen as: when windows get dirty and full of grime, is it the fault of the windows? The answer is no! Should the owner have cleaned them more often? This analogy has a similar resemblance to paving, it needs care and attention to keep it looking and performing at its best.