How to Seal & Maintain your Brick Pavers
How to Seal Brick Pavers?
Why you 100% absolutely MUST seal brick pavers
Many homeowners who have 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 all the reasons for why to seal brick pavers, How to Seal Brick Pavers in addition in how to maintain them for years of life
Here in Florida, your brick paver surfaces are exposed to the harsh UV rays produced by our Florida sun. Especially here in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area, like Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties and all surrounding areas, which we service. The 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 not enhance the color or add any type of shine or sheen to your paver surfaces. We have the Wet Look finish which will greatly enhance the natural color of the pavers have, and provide a subtle sheen, not a very high gloss paver seal. And finally, the wet look/extreme gloss, which will enhance the brick pavers color just like the wet look, but also add a VERY HIGH gloss shine to the pavers.
98% of our customers prefer the Wet Look – which enhances the color of the pavers and adds a nice rich sheen, 1% of our customers go with the natural finish and 1% want the very high gloss “extreme shine” finish. But most importantly our sealer will protect the actual pavers from further damage.
Sealing pavers will lock the joint sand in place and the sealer will lock the joint sand so doesn’t wash out of the joints when rainwater falls on your pavers or the pool water splashes into the brick pavers joints.
Once the brick paver joint sand is sealed and hardens to the consistency comparable to concrete, the pavers cannot shift, sink or become loose wobbly, uneven and unsafe. This protects your homes 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 paver joint sand is hardened, weeds are now faced with a nearly impenetrable solid barrier where they just simply cannot break through with ease. Since water is unable to soak into the base aggregate material that the pavers float on, there is no longer an environment for mold 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 which has penetrated deeply into the capillaries and pores of the brick pavers, helping to protect them from staining, motor oils, 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 spilled soda, wine, sunblock, suntan oils and lotions.
There are many companies that will offer paver sealing services here in Florida to include Hernando, Citrus, Pasco, Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties – 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 Google and see for yourself. This shows the needs of having your pavers sealed – and how we do it differently.
We at Paver Restoration Of Florida Prefer our Customers are home and involved during the process as we like to do our exclusive 4 Step in-progress inspections, so please don’t hesitate and come out and talk to us.
How to Seal Brick Pavers
- Prior to starting to see any areas of concern
- Once the Cleaning process has been done
- Once we have Hydro Compacted your Paver Joints-Ready to apply first Coat of Sealer
- After we have completed your Home, for the final inspection and any questions you may have
We know How to seal Pavers
We are owner operated, you will deal directly with the owner throughout, prior to the project who will also be on site working with you every step of the way, start to finish and beyond.
Pavers are not maintenance free although they are low maintenance. Keep your paver’s looking good with a regular light cleaning, you can use your hose and an attachment to rinse off your pavers. This will remove the majority of the sand that remains from the wind and rain as well as normal use.
You don’t need to use high pressure on them, IF we have sealed your pavers.
Blow or rinse off pavers regularly, especially when rain is likely: Dirt, dust and debris can dull the rich finish of sealed pavers. Use a broom, blower or the hose to get rid of them. Wet leaves cause staining on pavers that eventually washes away with more rain or can be hosed off, but look unsightly until then. Removing leaves before rain comes preserves the handsome appearance of pavers and saves you extra effort.
Manage weeds all season: Dirt that remains will promote vegetation growth. A product that prevents seeds from germinating can be used in the spring and periodically throughout the year. Vegetation that grows should be pulled, and you can use an environmentally safe solution to also get rid of the vegetation. We don’t recommend herbicides because they can wash into our water as well as your lawn and kill it, and they’re not environmentally friendly, plus they may dull your finish. Remove any seedlings you see immediately.
Clean stains immediately: Oil, grease and irrigation stains are much easier to remove from sealed than unsealed pavers, but get to them quickly:
We can also teach you how to maintain your surfaces to keep them looking great for years to come, preventative maintenance will protect your investment and keep it looking great for years!
We can also take care of this for you, although it is very simple if you ever need too.
How to maintain your pavers