Paver Sealing

As you can see, sealing was made to shield pavers from the sun as well as from rain, snow, and ice (although most pavers are designed to be UV resistant). Sealing can shield your pavers from spills, stains from oil, and other foreign objects that may fall on them. As long as you wash it away as soon as you detect it, sealing leaves a thin, invisible coating on top of your pavers that deters water, oil, and any other substance you could drop by accident. If you don’t seal your pavers, it’s highly probable that weeds and plants will develop in the sand used for paver joints.

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Why Choose Paver Sealing Services?

If you have a patio or a back garden and have pavers on them, you want to keep them for a long time and also in top condition. Without sealing the pavers from time to time, the colors of the pavers will start fading, there will be cracks over the pavers and also weeds and other plants start growing from the joints of the pavers. So, in order to avoid such, you need to have your paver sealed.

Benefits of Paver Sealing

There are several benefits of Sealing your Pavers. Some of them are discussed below: 

Beautifies the look of the place

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Depending on the sealant’s finish, when you apply it to your pavers, it gives them a fresh, moist appearance and a glossy surface. The color of the paver will not be changed; rather, it will be enhanced and the tone of the material will be highlighted. Additionally, the paint will continue to seem brand-new since sealers shield surfaces from UV radiation that may fade colors.

Offers protection

By using a sealant, you may avoid stains and other symptoms of aging as well as make it much simpler to wipe away the oil, dirt, and grime that they frequently come into contact with without any lasting damage.

Additionally, sealants provide some moisture resistance. Because concrete, stone, and brick are porous building materials, water may quickly seep through the surface. That water may expand when it freezes and damage the paver. Additionally, the water may cause weeds or grass to grow between the stones or begin to mold. To stop the water from settling and creating harm, the sealer penetrates both the paver’s pores and the gaps in between.

Avoids the growth of weeds and other plants 

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Sealing the pavers will create a protective layer on the top of the pavers which will help to avoid the growth of weeds and other plants. Weeds and other plants grow out of nowhere from the joints of the paver because the joints have soil on them. Paver sealing helps to avoid that and it keeps your pavers clean and beautiful.

Durability

Sealing a paver will increase its lifespan. A normal paver that isn’t sealed goes through various levels of wear and tears due to foot traffic and other factors. But after sealing the pavers, it can withstand foot traffic, and its lifetime increases. Also, plants that grow through the joints can sometimes have super long roots that uproot the paver. So, sealing the paver will also help in preventing that hence increasing durability. 

Sealing pavers enhances the shine and color

The sealant acts as polish as well as a protective layer. Applying sealing to a paver will enhance the shine and color of the pavers. Also, most of the time pavers have to face scorching heat and sun. Using sealers, the colors of the pavers do not fade and keep on shining.

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How to Seal Concrete Pavers?

STEP 1 – SURFACE CLEANING

The paver surface must be properly cleaned before any fresh sealant is placed. The most common cleaning method is the use of a high-temperature steam surface cleaner. To remove difficult stains, a chemical cleaning agent may occasionally be used. We work with top-tier, strong flat surface machinery made especially for pavers and natural stone. The majority of the joint sand between the pavers will be driven out during cleaning, along with any debris, weeds, and plant life. Your pavers and natural stone are very clean after being cleaned with steam.

​STEP 2 – SANDING THE JOINTS

Fresh, clean, new joint sand has to be put between the joints once the paver surface has been completely cleaned and the old joint sand has been removed. In order to replace the premium sand that was lost during cleaning, fresh sand is swept over the paver surface at this stage of the procedure. The joint sand is then “wet sanded” into the pavers to secure it. Sand is forced between the pavers by wet sanding. Sand will not be left on the paver surface after a job that has been thoroughly sanded.

STEP 3 – SEALER APPLICATION

The freshly cleaned paver stones may be sealed after the joint sand is at the right level. The surface doesn’t need to dry out since we use Seal n’ Lock’s water-based sealant. The new joint sand is fully wet with the sealant before being generously applied. The penetrating sealer keeps your paver system in place by hardening and stabilizing the joint sand in addition to preventing stains. Our commercial-grade sealer has an algae/mold inhibitor and is ecologically friendly. After 24 hours, your freshly cleaned and sealed pavers are then ready for usage.

Areas that might need Paver Sealing

  • Brick Walkways
  • Paver Driveways 
  • Pool Decks
  • Patio Areas
  • Garden Paths
  • Pool and Lanai Areas

If you are looking to get Paver sealing services, feel free to contact us. We provide excellent paver sealing services at affordable rates. Feel free to call Best Coast Epoxy Coatings for any other services as well!

Frequently Asked Questions​

You should be off pavers for at least 3-4 hours before you can walk on them. And to be able to drive on the paver, you should wait for 48 hours for them to properly dry.

Yes, they do. Once the paver is sealed, it has to be re-sealed once every 3-4 years.

 Yes, sealing the pavers will make them shiny. The sealant forms a protective layer on the top surface of the pavers which acts as a reflector and reflects light so it becomes shiny.

Yes, the protective layer of sealant reflects harmful rays and sunlight and protects the integrity and color of the paver keeping it from fading.

Yes, you should sand your pavers before sealing them because it helps to protect them from weathering and staining.

 

 



Author

Ryan Pepple

My name is Ryan Pepple and I am the founder/president of Best Coast Epoxy Coatings Inc. I do all the residential jobs myself and use a crew to complete commercial jobs. You can call the number mentioned on the site to talk to me.