When you choose to work with us, you get the experience of a company that has applied thousands of square feet of sealer to various paver driveways, patios, walkways, pool areas, courtyards, etc.
The first step in any paver sealing project is to clean the surface of any stains, dirt, or debris that may be present. Our technicians use a professional pressure washing system. Power wash all paver areas to be sealed. Any oil spills or other heavy stains are chemically treated during the cleaning process. Note (we utilize some of the best chemicals on the market however, depending on how long a stain has dwelled on a surface sometimes not all of the stain will disappear completely).
Benefits of Sealing Pavers
In addition to protecting the surface from stains, many sealers can dramatically improve the appearance of your home or business. A “wet” look or high-gloss sealer brings out the colors of each paver. For those individuals and companies desiring less of a visual impact there are “satin” and “natural” finishes that provide the same great protection while minimizing the change in appearance.
Here’s a quick summary of the aesthetic and functional benefits you can expect from sealing your pavers:
Helps protect the surface. Sealer makes spills not fully penetrate into the surface. This does not mean that surfaces cannot get discolored from leaves, oil, food & drink, etc. Sealer makes it easier to clean these stains
Helps slow down fading from the sun.
Helps somewhat in locking in sand joints.
Helps with color enhancement. Enhancement sealers make the surface color pop again. Clear-coat sealers do not have any impact on color of the surface.
Some sealers have algae and mold inhibitors to help slow down this growth. It cannot totally prevent mold and algae (you cannot beat Mother Nature.)
Sealers, if using a quality water-based sealer, do not make surfaces slippery. If slipperiness is still a concern, a non-slip additive can be added in.
Sealing does not last forever. On average sealers need to be reapplied every three years. The amount of direct sunlight the surface receives is the biggest determinant of the sealer's longevity.
Sealers greatly improve the look of your surface, however that does not mean they will look brand new. Sealing helps old pavers come to life and protect for the future. The biggest part to how a surface will look when completed is how porous the surface itself is.
For Firerock pavers, travertine, and limestone we highly suggest using clear-coat sealers to protect. We do not endorse using color enhancement sealers on these surfaces.
For flagstone surfaces, we suggest either a clear-coat sealer or a color enhancement matte finish sealer be used.
For pavers, any finish, clear-coat, matte enhancement, satin enhancement, or wet-look enhancement sealer are appropriate.
While a majority of stains can be removed there are times that we can only lighten the stain. This will depend on what caused the stain how long it has been on the surface, and the porosity of the surface.
Depending on the type of sealer applied by previously used companies, it is possible that your surface will need to be stripped in order to properly clean. If that is the case we will explain in full to you the costs involved.
Sprinkler systems and hoses should not be used 24 hours prior to or after our services. High pressure water is used while cleaning and any grass and vegetation surrounding the area may be cleaned is likely to be saturated.
Pool cleaning systems must be shut off prior to service to ensure they do not spray water onto the work area. When pool decks are cleaned, there is the possibility of sand getting into the pool. This is generally corrected by running pool cleaners and can be done 24 hours after sealing is completed. We make every effort to keep as much out as possible.
In addition to pavers we are also equipped to clean the following surfaces: