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Paver Sealing in Port Charlotte
Why Should Pavers Be Sealed?
Unsealed concrete pavers can be easily stained by oil, grease, rust, and other substances. The porous nature of concrete pavers makes it easier for them to absorb these materials, and once they are absorbed, they can be difficult to remove. Additionally, unsealed pavers can hold water for extended periods, providing a suitable environment for mold and mildew growth, which can be a health hazard and can also cause damage to the pavers over time. Therefore, it’s recommended to have your pavers sealed to protect them from stains and damage.
- Protects against the sun and other natural elements in Florida.
- Weed growth, pest incursion, and mildew are all inhibited.
- Enhances the appearance of the pavers while also increasing the curb appeal and value of your house.
- By securing the paver jointing sand in place, it ensures structural integrity.
- Three-year warranty on brick paver sealing.
- THE ENTIRE PROCESS TAKES ONLY ONE DAY! We can clean, apply inhibitors, re-sand, and use three coats of sealer on the same day! Allowing you to have your car back in the garage or your kids back in the pool in less than 24 hours!
Paver Care and Maintenance
It’s important to maintain your paver system to ensure its longevity and appearance. Following an after-care guide can help you keep your paver system in excellent condition. It’s essential to regularly sweep or blow off any debris, leaves, or dirt that may accumulate on the pavers. You can use a garden hose to rinse off the pavers and prevent any dirt from settling between the joints.
In addition, it’s recommended to reapply sealant every two to three years to maintain the integrity of the paver system. If you notice any stains or spots, it’s important to address them as soon as possible to prevent them from setting into the pavers. You can use a mild detergent and a soft-bristled brush to scrub away any stains.
By following these simple maintenance steps, you can keep your paver system looking great for years to come.
Low Pressure Rinsing
Regularly rinsing your paver system with a garden hose can help prevent organic growth and buildup, keeping your pavers looking great for longer. It’s especially important to rinse off dirt, pollen, grass, and bird droppings as they can contribute to the growth of algae and other unwanted substances. And even if your patio or driveway is screened in, it’s still likely to collect dirt over time, so it’s a good idea to make rinsing a monthly habit.
Mold, Mildew, and Algae
It is not recommended to use liquid pool chlorine to control algae growth on your paver system as it can damage the sealer and the pavers themselves. Instead, you can use a mixture of water and white vinegar (50/50 ratio) or a commercial paver cleaner specifically designed for removing algae and mold. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and to avoid using harsh chemicals or power washing, as they can damage the pavers and the sealer.
It’s important to note that some weed killer sprays can be harmful to the environment and pets, so it’s best to choose a product that is labeled as safe for use around plants and animals. Additionally, pulling weeds by hand can be effective and environmentally friendly. If you have a large area with a lot of weeds, you may want to consider using a weed preventer that can be applied to the surface of the pavers and helps to stop weeds from growing in the first place.
Sand Washout/ Erosion
Using coarse-grained angular silica sand to fill eroded joints is a good recommendation as it provides better stability and drainage compared to other types of sand. It’s important to make sure that the sand is properly compacted to avoid further settling and erosion. In cases where settling is severe, it may be necessary to re-level and re-install portions of the paver system.
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Port Charlotte Paver Sealing F.A.Q's
It’s true that the sand joints between pavers can hold moisture and promote the growth of mold, which can be both unsightly and hazardous to your health. By applying a quality paver sealer that is designed to stabilize the sand and resist moisture, you can effectively prevent mold growth and keep your surfaces looking great. At X-Stream Home Service, we use only the best sealers on the market to ensure that your pavers stay in top condition for years to come.
A quality concrete paver sealer is a wise investment for any property owner thanks to a range of benefits:
- Better aesthetic appeal
- Easy maintenance—no pressure washing necessary
- Anti-slip properties
- Less organic growth
- Increased lifespan and durability
Contact Us for a free estimate on the cost of paver sealing if you need assistance weighing the advantages, disadvantages, and financial considerations. Always happy to assist, we are.
While the longevity of paver sealers depends on various factors, including weather conditions and foot traffic, a high-quality sealer applied by professionals can last up to five years with proper maintenance. When it’s time to replace the old coatings, our experts can remove the old sealer and apply a new one to restore the protection on your surfaces.
The process of cleaning and sealing pavers usually takes one to two days. On the first day, the technician will clean the pavers using specialized tools and cleaning solutions. This will remove most stains, weeds, and dirt, although some stubborn stains may not come out completely. On the second day, the technician will blow any remaining sand off the pavers before applying one or two coats of sealer, depending on the porosity of the substrate. After the sealing is complete, it’s safe for pedestrians to walk on the surface after at least four hours, and vehicles can be driven over it after 48 to 72 hours.
A typical day is required for the X-Stream Home Services sealing procedure (weather permitting). Sanding adds another day, again depending on the weather. Although we will take great care to keep your pool clean if we are working near one, sand, dirt, and other debris from pressure cleaning may still end up in your pool. We would be happy to use any pool covers you may have. After we finish the job, we advise scheduling your pool company to check your filters and clean your pool. On the day we clean and seal, there won’t be any lawn care or sprinklers.