Block Paving Brush and Scraper - £5.99 at Aldi from 21st Aug
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Block Paving Brush and Scraper - £5.99 at Aldi from 21st Aug

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Found 15th Aug 2014
I know there won't be many people interested in these but this is a good price for those that are.

Includes the new type of bristles that don't wear away like they used to on these brushes.

Easily remove weeds, moss and dirt from the joints of block paving and slabs.

Angled wire bristles
Zinc plated metal blade
Heavy-duty wooden handle

I paid £10 for 1 from Homebase a few weeks ago

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We bought one three months ago. All the bristles have fallen out and we will be returning it.

Thanks for posting. Could do with one of these. I have monoblock and can't find anything decent to remove the miss from between them.

davidxhobbs

We bought one three months ago. All the bristles have fallen out and we … We bought one three months ago. All the bristles have fallen out and we will be returning it.

mine lasted less than an hour £2.99 b&m got a refund.i think the wooden block dries out making the brush loose.

The only way to properly clean paving is with a pressure washer.

Roger_Irrelevant

The only way to properly clean paving is with a pressure washer.



+1 Picked up a cheap titan pressure washer solely for this and it does the job just fine. Also got rid of all the green crap from the decking and not to much hard work either.

Roger_Irrelevant

The only way to properly clean paving is with a pressure washer.



Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? There-by loosening the bricks?

Bought one at Home Bargains yesterday for 1.99.

Gozer

Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? … Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? There-by loosening the bricks?


Yes

I got one of these and the scraper wore down very quick, the metal is too soft for patio slabs, I'm sticking with a hoe

hartswood

Bought one at Home Bargains yesterday for 1.99.


Was just gonna say this!

Gozer

Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? … Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? There-by loosening the bricks?



Not if you use the t-300 attachment

Half a bag of block paving sand swept all over the drive replaces any sand, if any, that's been dislodged

diane381281

can't find anything decent to remove the miss from between them.



You could always take your pants off and see if that scares her away.

These only take the tops off the weeds/moss so to speak,you're better off with a scraper,the weeds don't come back as quick as they do using one of these tools.

deb8z

These only take the tops off the weeds/moss so to speak,you're better off … These only take the tops off the weeds/moss so to speak,you're better off with a scraper,the weeds don't come back as quick as they do using one of these tools.



what kind of scraper? i have used a similar wire brush which has removed all the visible moss. Do you recommend pouring any type of weedkiller or something between the blocks before i sweep some sand down there?

i got one of these from wilkinsons for £1.50 works fine - only used it a couple of times though

Had a couple of these bought from my local garden centre. They sell replacement heads too. They work fine. Yes the wire does wear down but thats inevitable given the hard work its doing. We use Patio Magic on the block paving first then use this to get rid of the dead weeds and moss. Then we top up using 'no weed' sand to deter them coming back. Usually get a year or so of weed free paving.

Using a pressure washer is extremely messy and takes out a lot of sand so we prefer this method.

kevinyork

Had a couple of these bought from my local garden centre. They sell … Had a couple of these bought from my local garden centre. They sell replacement heads too. They work fine. Yes the wire does wear down but thats inevitable given the hard work its doing. We use Patio Magic on the block paving first then use this to get rid of the dead weeds and moss. Then we top up using 'no weed' sand to deter them coming back. Usually get a year or so of weed free paving.Using a pressure washer is extremely messy and takes out a lot of sand so we prefer this method.



I've never heard of no weed sand,is that the name of it?

ibz2004

what kind of scraper? i have used a similar wire brush which has removed … what kind of scraper? i have used a similar wire brush which has removed all the visible moss. Do you recommend pouring any type of weedkiller or something between the blocks before i sweep some sand down there?



An ordinary decorating scraper,it's really old and blunt but very useful for removing the weeds.I spray the weeds with Resolve weed killer.

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JABWootton

Not if you use the t-300 attachmentHalf a bag of block paving sand swept … Not if you use the t-300 attachmentHalf a bag of block paving sand swept all over the drive replaces any sand, if any, that's been dislodged



I was told to use Dry Kiln sand but my Homebase doesn't stock it. Is Sharp sand just as good?

Zuulan

I was told to use Dry Kiln sand but my Homebase doesn't stock it. Is … I was told to use Dry Kiln sand but my Homebase doesn't stock it. Is Sharp sand just as good?



I wouldn't use sharp sand.

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deb8z

I wouldn't use sharp sand.



Why not?

You lay the paving etc with sharp sand,as far as I'm aware you need the finer kiln sand for the joints.

Play sand is supposed to be ok always cheap when they off load from the likes of the big T.

Gozer

Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? … Doesn't that risk losing the sand in-between and under the blocks though? There-by loosening the bricks?



No because if it's been done properly, they'll have used cement, not sand.

Kiln sand is ultra fine and you need a couple of days good weather before you use it.

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RedSkywalker

Kiln sand is ultra fine and you need a couple of days good weather before … Kiln sand is ultra fine and you need a couple of days good weather before you use it.



No chance this year then...
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