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How to fix scuffs on paver stones?

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How to fix scuffs on paver stones?

The contractor ran the tamping machine all over the stones without the carpet underneath so now the paver stones are all have scuffs on. How to fix? I've requested him to come back to fix which he has promised.

Is sealer the best way to fix or make scuffs less visible? Can you recommend the product to use? When water runs across, these scuffs are not visible.
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I can tell you nobody will notice anything other than you. Honestly, I can hardly see anything from the photos.
kimchibowl wrote: The contractor idiot enough to run the tamping machine all over the stones without the carpet underneath so now the paver stones are all have scuffs on. How to fix? I've requested him to come back to fix which he has promised. And yes, lesson learned... Never pay in full at once

Just in case he doesn't at this point is sealer the best way to fix or make scuffs less visible? Can you recommend the product to use?
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rdx wrote: I can tell you nobody will notice anything other than you. Honestly, I can hardly see anything from the photos.
Thanks for reply. You're right we had few neighbors compliment it without noticing but problem is I notice it and that's what matters, not how others see. Paid so much money you kind of want it to be done properly. The scuffs are all over a 900 sq ft backyard where I'll be chillin.
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Not so easy there Ma…
I expect they will disappear over time with dust, dirt, pollen, smog and rain. Then you'll be wondering how to keep them new looking.
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I understand because you are excited about your new project and looking at it every inch and every moment. I went through the same when I did the 1600 sq ft interlocking stones job. I even asked my contractor to replace those with marks, that I thought it was an oil mark from their machines. At the end, I realized that was just water marks from below after they fully wash the stones 🤣 The contractor probably thought I was crazy. Or they went through this with lot of customers. Sooner or later we will all forget after the excitement is over.Winking Face

kimchibowl wrote: Thanks for reply. You're right we had few neighbors compliment it without noticing but problem is I notice it and that's what matters, not how others see. Paid so much money you kind of want it to be done properly. The scuffs are all over a 900 sq ft backyard where I'll be chillin.
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kimchibowl wrote: Thanks for reply. You're right we had few neighbors compliment it without noticing but problem is I notice it and that's what matters, not how others see. Paid so much money you kind of want it to be done properly. The scuffs are all over a 900 sq ft backyard where I'll be chillin.
from what I understand it's a new install? Those scuffs were made by you? by the installer? If the latter, call them to have it fixed
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You can't fix it without replacing the pavers..
I really had to look at the photo to notice.
Like others I would let it go..

Don't you have to wait a bit before sealing.. not sure I was told to wait a year and then wash and seal.
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Those scuffs will fade within a short period of time and by next spring you won't be able to find them on your hardscaping.
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"I've requested him to come back to fix which he has promised"

I think you have your answer
The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly, the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask. -Peter Drucker
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you can ask the installer to give you some money back for scratching up the interlock stones they messed up
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GoodFellaz wrote: you can ask the installer to give you some money back for scratching up the interlock stones they messed up
Yeah, here's $50 for those stones I scratched. Lol
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$50 bucks is better than nothing, and besides, patio stones will wear out over time and get scuffed and scratched so if they fudged your installation they owe you some compensation because you are not able to enjoy a flawless patio stone for a few months, id say up it to $150 and call it even
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I've had my patio stones scuffed by my wheel barrow.. give it couple months it'll disappear. I barely notice your scuffs in the picture... In a month it'll fade.

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