Photographer / Amy Payne
Paver Rescue President Tony Lausas wants to make your patio look as good as new.
Pavers make your home look great, but as is true of many home projects, they often need to be inspected, cleaned and maintained. It is not uncommon for pavers to shift and move over time. The system is meant to move with freeze and thaw cycles. As a result, some pavers will move more than others creating inconsistencies and low or high areas.
Repairs aren’t especially difficult, but homeowners need to be aware that they can be time-consuming and certain tools to complete the repairs correctly are needed.
That’s where Paver Rescue comes in.
“We’ve seen some pretty ugly situations, where patios haven’t been maintained. But we can bring most pavers back to life,” Lausas says. “We can take something that you’d never think could be saved and bring it right back to life. It’s very rewarding to take someone’s initial investment and bring it right back to its original value.”
After founding parent company BPI Outdoor Living in 1998, Tony Lausas decided in 2012 that another company was needed whose sole focus was paver projects.
Paver Rescue is equipped to handle all your paver needs, including maintenance, repairs, cleaning, re-sanding and sealing. In addition to their knowledgeable staff, the company also uses top-of-the-line equipment, ensuring your pavers receive quality care.
According to Lausas, “all pavers need some level of reoccurring maintenance.” That is why Paver Rescue introduced their ongoing maintenance program called “Pete’s Service Program.” The program allows for a yearly site visit to ensure that the client's investment is always protected and that their pavers are always in tip-top shape.
“The multi-step process to maintain a paver patio, driveway or walkway isn’t overly complicated but you need to have the correct equipment, the attention to detail and know what possible issues to look for,” he says.
That’s why Paver Rescue invests in top-of-the-line commercial hot water pressure washers and scrubbers, and their staff is trained and certified to use the types of cleaners, sands and sealers that they apply.
“We come in with heated pressure washers and surface cleaners,” Lausas says. “We’re using equipment that’s commercial grade. It’s better than a hardware store pressure washer that a homeowner might buy or even rent. Without the proper equipment, you can do more damage than they do good.”
Next, the Paver Rescue team focuses on paver repairs.
“The benefit of pavers opposed to concrete is that concrete cracks, but pavers can be fixed most of the time,” Lausas says. “So we built a dedicated repair team that can come in and assess and accomplish any necessary repairs.”
Lastly, the Paver Rescue team administers sanding and sealing protection to ensure the paver stays in good shape.
“You want to make sure you use the correct types of sand for the specific paver you will be sealing,” Lausas says. “The sealer actually does two things — it protects the surface and stabilizes the joint. Once the sealer sets up in the joints and hardens the sand and protects the pavers, you no longer need to worry about sand erosion or unwanted weeds and debris.”
At the end of the day, Paver Rescue takes pride in doing quality work.
“Quality is always at the top of the list for us,” Lausas says. “What we sell you is what you should get. And if we fall short, we make sure that we make it right.”
Paver Rescue is located at 7802 E. 88th Street on Indy’s north side. You can also visit them online at PaverRescue.com or call them at 317-259-4880 for more information.