How To Ensure A Long Life For Your Paver And Sealer

Pavers are a great way to make your outdoor space look stunning and modern. But like all paving, they need regular maintenance to keep them looking good for years to come. If you're the one who'll be in charge of caring for them, here are some tips on ensure a long life for your paver and sealer:

Things You Can Do

  • Use a power washer
  • Use a soft brush
  • Use a pressure washer
  • Use a broom

To ensure a long life for your paver and sealer, Give them a good clean

  • Use a pressure washer. If you have one, this is the best way to clean your paver and sealer without damaging them. This will get rid of all dirt and debris that has built up on top of your paver. Make sure not to use too much pressure as it could cause damage or discoloration. You can also use a stiff brush or broom if you don't have access to a pressure washer before cleaning with water and soap afterward.
  • Use soft brushes on areas where there are cracks in between the tiles or around joints in between each tile, like where they meet up with walkways or patios.
  • Use leaf blowers occasionally throughout the summer season if you are able so that leaves do not collect on top of your pavers during fall time when they drop off trees during the autumn months.

Power wash your pavers regularly

One of the secrets to ensuring a long life for your paver and sealer is power wash. The power wash will remove all the dirt, moss, and lichens from your pavers. The pressure of the water will dislodge any dirt that has become embedded in your sealer, as well as loosen any sand or other foreign materials that may be on top of your sealer.

Additionally, this process helps to clean off any oil or grease that might have been deposited on top of your pavers by weathering or by people walking over them. This can help prevent staining and discoloration.

Remove weeds, moss, and lichens as soon as you see them

Weed killers, moss killers, and lichens are all unwanted plants that can affect your pavers. If left alone for too long, they can cause damage to your paver, sealer, and the surrounding area. They are also unsightly and take away from the appeal of your property.

Sink or Swim: The one thing you need to know about these pesky garden invaders is that once they set their roots in a paver surface or stain it with their dark green/black coloration, there's not much that can be done to get rid of them without completely destroying your pavers and possibly having to replace them entirely. Here's what we recommend:

  • Weed killer – Kills weeds by preventing new shoots from growing while slowly killing those already established; usually sprayed onto an area where no grass will grow back after application (like along sidewalks)
  • Moss killer – Eliminates moss growth on walkways by reaching down into cracks between stones where moisture accumulates
  • Lichen killer – Works best when applied directly onto affected areas; use sparingly as overuse may cause discoloration

Don't ignore anything that's gone wrong for too long, fix it straight away

The most common problems that occur to paver and sealer are water damage, algae growth, and cracking. If you ignore these issues for too long, they will only get worse. If the damage is bad enough, it can lead to needing to replace your paver entirely. It's best to contact a professional who can help you determine if there's anything wrong with your paver or sealer before they become so severe that they require replacement.

Things You Need A Professional To Do

  • The importance of using a professional in sealingSealing pavers is always best done by a professional, as it's much more involved than sealing other surfaces. You'll need to hire someone with the proper equipment to get the job done efficiently. Also, this kind of work typically requires a large amount of material, so most residential jobs will be better handled by a commercial company.
  • Why you should hire a professional to do your sealer and pavers – If you want your outdoor spaces to look great, you need to hire a professional. Not only will it save you time, but the quality of the work and materials will be much better. The two most important aspects of the job are the sealer and the pavers themselves. The material is not only durable and long-lasting, but it's going to give your property that unique aesthetic that will set it apart from others in the area.
  • Benefits of hiring a professional – When you hire a professional, you get someone who is in the business of doing what they do best. You are also hiring them because they have specialized knowledge and experience that you may not have. A professional can help you with important decisions and challenges in your life and it is worth it to invest in one when you need help.

Apply Sand Stabilisers And Sealers

The first step to taking care of your pavers is to apply sand stabilizers and sealers.

  • The most important thing to remember when applying sand stabilizers and sealers is that they should be applied once a year.
  • Sand stabilizers are best applied in the spring or fall, while sealers should be applied during the summer months.
  • Be sure to use only high-quality products that are made specifically for this purpose.

Re-grout Sand Joints Or Install Pre-moulded Polymeric Jointing Sand

It might not be the sexiest thing to do, but re-grouting sand joints are one of the best ways to ensure your pavers or slabs last for a lifetime. The issue with cement grout is that it becomes brittle over time and cracks easily. Polymeric sand, however, is made from a polymer resin that remains flexible even after being cured by UV light. When mixed with water and poured into the joint between two pavers or slabs of concrete, polymeric sand will bond together quickly and remain strong for years at a time without any maintenance required!

If you want to learn more about polymeric sands and how they work with our wide range of concrete products like paving stones or wall cladding panels then contact our team today!

Smooth Out Uneven Surfaces

If you notice that your pavers are uneven, you should smooth out the surface. There are several different ways to do this, including:

  • A concrete grinder
  • A concrete float
  • A concrete power planer
  • A concrete power trowel
  • A concrete power polisher

Apex Paver Sealing, we're here to help

  • You can do some things yourself, but you should ask an expert to do others. We're here to help.
  • We know a lot about paver and sealer. We have the equipment and experience to do the job properly.


We hope you've found this article useful. We're always here to help with any other queries you might have about your paver and sealer, so if there's anything else we can do for you, please don't hesitate to call us at 44-961-4529 or visit Apex Paver Sealing!