Sealing pavers is a great way to protect them from weather and wear and tear. It also gives the pavers a nice, finished look. In this blog post, we will discuss the best way, on how to seal pavers so that they will last for many years!
What Kinds of pavers should be sealed?
When it comes to sealing pavers, you want to look for ones made from materials that are resistant to stains and weathering. They should also be easy to clean. Pavers made from concrete have a high resistance toward stains because they’re waterproof, but if you choose a paver that isn’t made of concrete, it may become stained more easily over time.
Prior to sealing your pavers, take a close look at the material used in their construction and find out what type of paver they are before making a decision on which type of sealer to use.
Choose the Right Sealer
When choosing a sealer, you’ll want to consider the following:
- The type of paver. If you’re using stone pavers, you need a stone sealer; if you’re using concrete pavers, you need a concrete sealer. It’s pretty simple!
- Your climate. Is it hot and dry where you live? Are there lots of rainstorms? Will your paver be exposed to salt from deicing agents during winter months?
- Your location. Is your project in an area with high winds or near water? These factors can affect the durability and lifespan of your finished product!
- Your project. What do YOU want out of your new patio or walkway design? Will it be used for heavy foot traffic like commercial spaces or more low-key residential areas like backyards or front porches?
The Paver Sealer Store they have a wide variety of sealers to fit any project or environment.
Clean the Area Before Sealing
Before you seal your pavers, they need to be thoroughly clean and free of any dirt, dust, or debris. To do this:
- Use a power washer to remove the bulk of the dirt and loose debris.
- Spray down the pavers with a garden hose until all standing water has been removed.
- Use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub away stuck on dirt or mud from between each paver tile until it is completely clean (this may require multiple passes). If this doesn’t remove all traces of dirt from between your pavers, use a shop vacuum equipped with an upholstery attachment to get rid of any remaining particles.*
How to seal pavers
Now that you’ve laid all of your pavers, it’s time to apply a sealer. This will protect the pavers from water damage, especially when it comes to foot traffic. If you have been following our advice and applied a sand pad beneath your pavers before laying them down, then this step will be much easier for you.
Use this company’s sealer kit or similar product on all sides of the paver in order to create an even layer around each paver. Make sure that there is enough solution covering every part of the stone so as not to leave any dry spots that would otherwise allow water penetration into the concrete itself.
Be sure not to spray too much at once as this could cause drips and runs on top of your newly laid patio surface which can require extra work later on down the road if left untreated early enough in its life cycle before too many people start walking across them regularly (which causes even more damage).
As you begin the process on how to seal your pavers, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure that you’re wearing protective gear such as gloves, safety glasses, a breathing mask and long pants. You should also wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved shirt or jacket. If possible, finish the task during cool weather so that you don’t overheat while working on hot pavement.
All pavers should be sealed, because it protects them from stains and deterioration, as well as harsh weather conditions
If you have pavers in your home, you should be sealing them. Pavers are made to protect against harsh weather conditions and can be damaged by stains, deterioration or fading. Sealant protects your investment from all of these things.
The most important thing to remember is that sealants should only be applied after the surface has been cleaned clean of any dirt or debris that might have accumulated during installation of the paver. Once this is done, it’s time for some quality time with your favorite exterior cleaning products! You’ll want to use a broom and water or an outdoor cleaner product such as Simple Green Outdoor Cleaner to remove any debris from the surface before adding any sealant layers.
Hire a professional if you are unsure!
If you are unsure on how to seal your pavers, we recommend hiring a professional contractor. While it’s easy to get the job done yourself, it is also possible to do more harm than good if you don’t know what you are doing. This can lead to costly repairs and/or replacement later on in the future.
Hiring a professional is also beneficial because they will be able to answer any questions that come up during the process and ensure that the job was done properly so there aren’t any issues down the road! Apex Paver Sealing knows exactly what needs to be done when sealing pavers so we can guarantee our workmanship with satisfaction guaranteed!
Be sure to research the best sealant for your paver project. You can do this by reading reviews and comparing different brands, or contacting a local contractor who will be able to guide you through the process and recommend which brand would work best for your area. We hope we’ve answered all of your questions about how to seal pavers in this article!