Why you absolutely 100% MUST seal your brick pavers, shellock, and travertine.
Why you 100% MUST seal brick pavers, shellock, and travertine.
Many homeowners with a brick paver driveway or brick paver pool deck installation don’t realize the need to have them cleaned and sealed. In this post, you will find the top reasons you need to seal brick pavers.
After a new paver installation, or after pressure washing an older paver area and re-sanding, a brick paver sealer should be applied to waterproof the surface. A brick paver sealer will solidify the sand joints and help lock the bricks in place. A brick paver sealant will also assist in reducing weeds that are trying to grow up between the bricks. In addition, because the water beads up and cannot easily penetrate mold, mildew is less likely to occur.
Here in Florida, your brick paver surfaces are exposed to the harsh UV rays of our Florida sun. Especially here in Central Florida, like Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, Sumter, Marion, Lake Counties, and all surrounding areas we serve. Unfortunately, this harsh Florida sun will begin to fade your brick paver surfaces beyond rescue.
Multiple finish options are available.
We have a Natural Finish – which will enhance the color, although it will not add shine or sheen to your paver surfaces.
We have the Wet Look finish, which will significantly enhance the pavers’ color and provide a subtle sheen, not a very high gloss paver seal; we include this as a standard with every home we seal.
We have the Ultra Wet look, enhancing the brick pavers’ color just like the wet look and adding a high-quality gloss shine.
97% of our customers prefer the Wet Look Finish – which enhances the color of the pavers and adds a nice rich sheen; 2% of our customers go with the natural finish, and 1% want the super high gloss “shine” finish.
Sealing pavers will lock the joint sand so it doesn’t wash out of the joints when rainwater falls on your pavers or pool water splashes into the brick paver’s joints.
Once the brick paver joint sand is sealed and hardens to a consistency comparable to the surrounding surface, the pavers cannot simply shift, sink or become loose, wobbly, uneven, and unsafe. This protects your home’s brick paver surfaces from having to have a very costly repair of re-leveling brick pavers. A very tedious and labor-intensive process – and believe me, companies charge accordingly for the task.
Once the joint paver sand is hardened, weeds face a nearly impenetrable solid barrier they cannot easily break through. Additionally, since water cannot soak the base aggregate material that the pavers float on, there is no longer an environment for mold & mildew to begin to fester and grow – keeping your brick paver surfaces weed-mold-free. For longer!
Now that your pavers are sealed, they have a protective coating that has penetrated deeply into the capillaries and pores of the brick pavers, protecting them from any staining or motor oils or vehicle fluids, irrigation rust from your sprinklers that are fed through well water, gum adhesion and protection from any contaminants that may find their way to your paver surfaces around your driveways or pool decks like ketchup, mustard, spilled sodas or wine glasses, sunblock and suntan oils and lotions.
Overall, Sealing your pavers has numerous benefits: Sealed bricks are more resistant to oil and dirt penetration; inhibit the growth of weeds, moss, and mold; resist UV rays helping to prevent fading & loss of color; and help control insect intrusion. In the end, brick paving sealing rejuvenates, strengthens, protects, and enhances the beauty of brick pavers, prolonging your investment’s life.
Many companies will offer paver sealing services here in the Central Florida Area- However, we do SO MUCH MORE than our competitors. Aside from bringing our level of expertise to every job, we do much more. Check out our videos on Facebook and see for yourself. This shows the need to seal your pavers – and how we do it differently.
A properly installed paver driveway with regularly scheduled maintenance can last up to 30 or even 40 years! That variation in age can be determined by the stability of the subgrade, the quality of the installation, the type and frequency of maintenance, and the climate you live in.
Brick Paver patios create a fantastic home area for relaxation and entertainment. Unlike wooden decks, they are considered to be maintenance-free. But are they? The simple answer is No. Although brick patios don’t require the cleaning and staining that a wood deck often requires, patios that are left uncared for can quickly turn into unattractive areas. They can become uneven, fade out, ugly, and be consumed by weeds. Ultimately, sealing your Brick Pavers will protect your investment for years beyond.
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