If you’ve recently installed a new paver patio, sidewalk, or driveway, you’ll want to consider sealing it. Paver sealing will protect them from the elements and increase their longevity. In this blog, we’ll discuss what paver sealing is and why it’s important f new or existing pavers. We’ll also cover the various ways you can go about getting your pavers sealed—from hiring someone else to do the work for you to do it yourself (DIY).
What does paver sealing do?
Paver sealing is a process that protects your pavers from the elements. It prevents cracking, discoloration, and mold growth, which can quickly ruin your beautiful patio.
It also increases the longevity of your paver installation by protecting it against corrosion caused by salt and other contaminants in rainwater. This will help you enjoy your patio for years to come!
When should I seal pavers?
There are several reasons for sealing pavers. You may choose to seal your patio whenever you want to keep it looking its best and feeling like a brand new space. There are also times when sealing is necessary, such as when your patio gets dirty or damaged from weather or other factors.
Sealing is a good idea for two major reasons:
- It keeps dirt from building up on the surface of your tiles, and
- It acts as a protective barrier against moisture and UV damage so that they last longer than they would without protection.
How much does it cost to seal pavers?
The price for sealing your pavers will depend on the project size and other factors. For example, treatment may be done by hand or machine. Also, some contractors charge by square foot while others charge per area of application.
When you receive a quote from a contractor, make sure you know what’s included in their quote (e.g., materials, labor) and what’s not included (e.g., transportation costs). You can also request a proposal from your contractors before getting started on the project so that there aren’t any surprises down the road once work has begun!
What does a paver sealing service entail?
A paver sealing service is a process that combines cleaning and sealing. When an expert comes to your home, they will begin by removing any loose debris and stains from the pavers. Then, they’ll apply a sealant that protects against water penetration, staining, and other damage.
The process begins by cleaning your pavers with special tools that remove surface contaminants while also removing dirt and grime from deep within the surface of each individual stone. After cleaning them thoroughly, a layer of sealant is applied using high-pressure sprayers or rollers (depending on the type of sealant used) before drying time takes place.
How do I get started with a paver sealing service?
Paving sealers can be applied to concrete, brick, and stone pavers. If your pavers are showing signs of wear, paver sealing is a great way to restore their original color and appearance. With the right sealant for your type of paving material and a professional technician, you can prevent further damage to your driveway or walkway while adding years of life to it.
Here’s how it works:
- Contact Apex Paver Sealing today! We’ll provide you with an estimate based on the current state of your paver surface, along with any other factors that might affect pricing (such as whether we’ll have access from both sides). Once we have everything in order, we’ll sign a contract outlining our work process and terms so that there aren’t any surprises during or after the job is done (and trust us—there won’t be!).
- You pay for the work once it’s completed according to our agreement; we will start right away!
The sealing process protects pavers from the elements and increases their longevity
Pavers are exposed to the elements when they’re installed. Exposure to weather and UV rays can cause pavers to discolor, fade, chip, and crack. Dirt, grime, and other contaminants can make their way into the joints of your pavers over time as well. If you have a lot of foot traffic on your patio or deck, it’s important that you seal your pavers regularly so they look beautiful for years to come.
Sealing protects from discoloration: Sealing protects from discoloration caused by dirt particles becoming trapped within the pores of the concrete paver surface.
Sealing protects from mold and mildew: The sealant forms a protective barrier between moisture in its porous state (when wet) and its semi-dry state (when dry). It also prevents moisture absorption which causes mold growth.
We hope this article has helped you understand the benefits of sealing pavers and why it’s a smart investment in your home. If you’re still interested in learning more about paver sealing, check out our guides on DIY paver sealants or commercial-grade sealants. You can also contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts who can answer any questions you have about getting started.