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Paver Sealing

On the surface, Paver Sealing seems fairly easy. That's why many homeowners attempt it themselves or their handyman or pressure washer says they can do it.  In our experience, the aforementioned amateur attempts rarely work out well, and sometimes ends in nearly disastrous results. Even if there is no disaster, we guarantee you will see the difference when we maintain your pavers.

Cleaning

Pavers must be cleaned before sealing. The best way is with a surface cleaner. (VIDEO) Surface cleaners produce the best result because the spray jets are maintained at a constant distance from the cleaning surface.

Sanding

After proper cleaning, the pavers are allowed to dry before sanding. Sanding the pavers is an important and often overlooked step. Proper cleaning typically removes additional sand from the paver joints. Joints that have gaps can shift, cause uneven pavers and even cracked pavers under weight. The gaps also provide the perfect home for paver monsters (algae, mold, mildew, fungi) to grow and thrive.

Sanding the joints keeps pavers tight. Tight pavers are strong and durable, even under tremendous loads. It also makes it much more difficult for paver monsters to get a foothold once the sealer is applied.

Sealing

Applying coats of a high-quality sealer is the final step in ensuring your pavers retain their natural beauty. Multiple thin coats gives the best results. Trying to shortcut by applying a thick coat can result in a very poor overall look.

There are many types of sealer, but they can generally be grouped into two classes: solvent based and water based. Suncoast Roof and Paver Restoration ONLY uses a high-quality water-based sealer that contains UV inhibitors to increase sealer life. Water-based sealers are eco-friendly since no organic solvents are used. Don't be fooled by the term organic; it's not like organic foods. Organic solvents are ALL on the hazardous chemical list. You will find that most are flamable, and many are on the list of known carcinogens. While in the chemical engineering program, we jokingly referred to all organic chemicals as "methyl ethyl death".

The method of applying sealer is always a hot topic for debate among paver sealing experts. Some spray, some roll, while others spray and roll. It is mostly a matter of preference, but we find that rolling alone is insufficient for coverage, especially where pavers have deep grooves or joints. Our spraying method provides superb coverage, as this VIDEO will show. Please don't show this video to our competitors; they'll be jealous and we are tired of chasing them off your property when they are trying to learn how to lay down sealer like that Image result for wink emoticon'.

Don't wait until your pavers are sun bleached to start protecting their beauty.

Lastly, pavers may be recolored, or color enhanced, before sealing to bring back their beauty.

Contact us today for a free estimate.