The best thing you can do to maintain your pavers is to seal them properly. This will help prevent wear and tear and staining and will keep colors fresh.
The length of time a proper sealing with the right sealant will last depends on traffic and weather conditions, and on how often the pavers have been sealed previously. One test to see if your pavers need resealing is to run water from a hose onto the pavers. If the water does not bead up, it is time to reseal.
Cleaning and sealing is sometimes all it takes to get existing pavers to look like new again. It can also help hold the sand intact between the pavers for a longer life.
Expert Paver Sealing – The Professional Difference
Improper sealing can damage pavers at worst, and at best will not last long. At Joey Pavers, we are often called upon to fix the problems left by inexperienced or careless contractors or handymen. Our fifteen years in the business gives us the knowledge and skills required for doing the best possible work. Some of the factors to consider are:
- Different types of pavers require different products. The best sealant to use will depend on the porosity, location and wear of the pavers, as well as the aesthetic quality desired.
- When pavers are over saturated with sealer they may get a milky appearance after a few months. They can also become slippery and dangerous.
- If pavers are not dry enough before applying sealer, again a milky appearance may be the result. Mold can also grow under the sealer, and moisture accumulated under the sealer may cause spalling, or surface peeling.
- Improper preparation prior to sealing may cause your pavers to fade or weaken. Conversely, insufficient preparation could trap stains under the sealer.