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The joints in paving are generally filled with sand, which allow the surface to drain

over the whole area rather than just in channels and drains.

This drainage is compromised when organic matter contaminates the infill material.

This not only restricts the drainage capacity of the surface but also retains

moisture in the filling material. This prolonged moisture

retention and organic material provides ideal conditions for moss and algae to

flourish. This can result in dangerous slippery conditions and produce an

unpleasant odour. In extreme cases the algae can cause puddles leaving a thick

black sticky residue that can solidify when the surface does eventually dry out.

Because the gap between the block allows for it, in many cases other weeds,

may appear and cause further damage to the surface rendering it unusable and

even dangerous.

Using the Kersten range of sweeping equipment and WeedBrushes can effectively

control this situation and maintain the surface in the intended condition.

Kersten provide no obligation demonstrations to potential customers with qualified applications.

Kersten are looking for hire partners and contractors across the UK to hire out the products or provide

the service to customers.

Kersten specialise in maintaining all types of surfaces indoors and out.

Call us on 01189869253. Speak to Sean, Chris, Trevor, Richard, Anne or Doug and find out how Kersten can help you.

info@kerstenuk.com

www.kerstenuk.com

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