You’ve had pavers installed. Now what do you do. Do you let them go and attempt to keep them clean by brushing and hosing them off? Or do you seal them? Pavers are porous. They stain and fade. The joints are susceptible to mildew growth and calcium deposits-especially near salt water. Sealing your pavers will help solve most of these problems, but which sealer is right? There are two main kinds of sealer for pavers- solvent based and water based, and many different kinds of each. This is what my experience has proven true: Solvent sealers are bad for the environment and can be bad for the pavers if improperly applied. Over application of a solvent based acrylic sealer can trap water which shows up as white spots or a milky appearance. This can also happen with some water based sealers.
The pavers have to be completely dry for 3-5 days to lose most of the moisture, but even after that there will still be moisture under the pavers which gets trapped and can not escape when there is too much sealer applied. I have noted that a good portion of the pavers I’ve looked at have had an over-application of sealer. If this is the case, the pavers have to be stripped of old sealer and re-sealed properly.
At Pro Pressure Clean and Seal, we exclusively use the Seal N Lock paver sealing system. Seal N Lock will not trap moisture, it is VOC compliant (meaning environmentally friendly) in all states and has the added benefit of locking the sand in place to minimize weed growth, ant intrusion and algae growth in the joints. You can choose from Natural Luster for a matt finish or Super Wet for a nice wet look and light shine.
Your pavers will now be protected from stains and fading and will be easy to hose off to keep clean. Call Jon at Pro Pressure Clean and Seal for a free estimate at 727-432-2501 or fill out our online request form at www.propaverseal.com