It is not uncommon for customers to be skeptical prior to getting estimates for getting their surfaces sealed. After all, sealing pavers is not as widely known as say, getting your surfaces pressure washed. The main reason we recommend sealing your pavers, is to keep them looking their best. Sealing a surface will protect it from many environmental factors that we face here in Florida. Over time, salt in the air or from a pool, UV rays from the sun, and acid in the rain will wear down your surface. Unfortunately for our climate here in Florida, this cycle is inevitable. Sealing your surface sooner rather than later, will help prolong the life of your pavers.
If you have ever worried about spilling something on your pavers and causing permanent damage, sealing can help out with that too. Our sealing process essentially makes your surface waterproof, thus repelling most stains. On sealed surfaces, spills can simply be washed away with a hose. This would be almost impossible on an unsealed surface, as most stains quickly penetrate deep into the pores of the pavers, causing lasting discoloration.
Another upside to sealing is having the ability to inhibit weed growth and insect infestations in between the paver joints. As part of our sealing process we carefully brush in a generous amount of sand into all the paver joints of your surface. Once our sealer has been applied, this sand will harden and create a barrier that makes it difficult for weeds and bugs to pass through.
Sealing pavers also gives customers the ability to have their pavers stabilized and held in place. We see most problems with shifting pavers on customer’s driveways. Over time, the weight from vehicles will slowly move pavers out of place, often dislodging the outside concrete border designed to hold the pavers in place. We achieve this stability through our sanding process. The hardened sand placed in between the paver joints, cushions and can prevent pavers from shifting further.