Paver sealing and restoration is an important parts of keeping your driveway or walkway looking great. If you have pavers on your property, then you know they can be beautiful. But they also need to be maintained so that they look their best and last as long as possible. Sealing your pavers is an important part of this process, but there are other factors that affect how well the sealant works in the long term. If you want to know more about pavers and sealants, then keep reading! We'll go over why paver sealing is so important and what you should know before hiring a contractor for this task:
1. Properly Sealed Pavers Will Look Better
- Pavers sealing is an investment in the life of your pavers. A properly sealed paver will look new and resistant to stains and discoloration.
- Pavers are porous, so they can soak up water like a sponge and hold on to it. This causes stains that are hard to remove, even with chemical cleaners. That's why it's important to seal your pavers right away after installation—and every few years thereafter—to protect them from damage like this!
- If you notice any cracks or other signs of damage on your pavers, call us for a free quote on restorative services today!
2. Properly Sealed Pavers Will Last Longer
There are a number of benefits to properly sealed pavers. Pavers that have been sealed will last longer, are less likely to crack or break, and are less likely to discolor. This can help you avoid costly repairs in the future, which is why it's important for homeowners and businesses alike to take care of their paver surfaces.
If you want a long-lasting sealer that looks great every time you walk out your front door, then look no further than our premium quality sealers. We offer an array of colors as well as different textures so that you can find one that best meets your needs!
3. Properly Sealed Pavers Are Easier to Clean
Properly sealing your pavers will also make them much easier to clean. Some homeowners notice that their pavers become discolored, or even stained, by dirt, dust, and other debris. These unsightly stains can be removed with the proper cleaning products and methods, but they are more likely to come off if you regularly seal your pavers. The same goes for mold or mildew growth—a well-sealed paver is less susceptible to these kinds of problems in the first place.
Even algae growth (which is not actually a plant) has been known to occur on unsealed concrete surfaces like patios and driveways due to excessive moisture trapped underneath them over time. Sealing helps prevent this by creating an impermeable barrier between water and the surface of your pavers so that it cannot penetrate into cracks or pores where algae might thrive under certain conditions
4. Properly Sealed Pavers Resist Stains and Discoloration
Properly sealed pavers will resist stains.
If you have a problem with stains, you can use a paver stain remover such as OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover or Dawn Dish Soap. These products will help to remove stains that have already occurred, but they are not meant to prevent future stains.
You can also use a paver cleaning solution to clean your pavers. These solutions are usually made from water and chlorine bleach, although some may contain other ingredients for added strength or effectiveness in removing certain types of stains like oil spills.
5. Your Driveway/Walkway Doesn't Need to Be Sealed Every Year
Here's another fun fact: paver sealants can last up to 10 years. That being said, you should still seal your pavers every 3-5 years. The reason for this is that over time, the paver sealant will wear out and break down due to weather conditions and traffic. If you want to ensure that your walkway or driveway remains in tip-top shape, be sure to apply a new layer of paver sealant every 3-5 years. You may also want to consider sealing them when they're dirty or exposed to water, as those are two major factors that accelerate the breakdown process of the pavement's original coating.
When it comes time for you to apply a new layer of sealant onto your pavers (or have them resealed by a professional), make sure that both sides of each individual piece are coated evenly with a generous amount of material—this will ensure maximum protection against stains! You'll also want this layer applied thick enough so that it won't chip off easily when someone steps on it.”
6. Pay Attention to the Weather Forecast
It's important to pay attention to the weather forecast before sealing your pavers. The weather can affect the sealant, which will affect how well it holds up over time and where you need to apply more sealant in order for it not to peel or flake off. If it's too hot, for example, then your sealant may not cure properly on hot surfaces; if it's too cold, then your sealant won't bond well with colder surfaces (like when you walk across them). Humidity is also an important factor: if there are too many clouds in the air during a rainy day and/or if there's not enough sun hitting your pavers during those same rainy days, this might cause problems as well because humidity prevents proper curing of those pavers from happening quickly enough or even at all!
7. All Paver Sealing Services Are Not the Same
Unfortunately, all paver sealing contractors are not the same. Some contractors don't know what they're doing and end up damaging your pavers; some are dishonest and try to gouge you for more money than needed; some don't care about their customers or their reputation; some don't have the right equipment or tools to do the job properly, and some just don't have the knowledge of how to seal pavers properly.
Apex Paver Sealing's goal is to make sure that you get exactly what you want from your pavers by providing you with quality workmanship that lasts by using only the best materials available and paying attention to detail at every step of our process.
If you are thinking of paver sealing and restoration, make sure you find the best contractor for the job
You want a contractor with a good reputation, who has been in the business for several years and has a track record of doing quality work. You also want to make sure that your contractor is insured and licensed. Finally, you should check reviews online—and make sure they are positive!
If you're thinking about paver sealing and restoration, make sure you find the best contractor for the job. There are a lot of different things to consider when it comes to paver sealing and restoration services. This article has given you some tips on how to get started with this important project.
We at Apex Paver Sealing are here to help!