Protect Your Investment By Protecting Your Pavers

Friday August 26, 2022 comments

Pavers have become quite popular for home landscaping, driveways, patios, and pool decks. They come in all shapes and sizes, as well as in many colors. Pavers add an aesthetic element of design, making your property unique and attractive. And just like you’d maintain your gardens and lawn, pavers require periodic care to contribute to your home’s overall curb appeal. Whether installing new or revitalizing existing, keep your estate looking beautiful and protect your investment by having your pavers sealed by a professional.

What is a paver sealer?

Paver sealer is a glossy, clear protective coat with UV-resistant additives that is applied to professionally cleaned or newly installed pavers. Much like sunscreen protects your skin, the sealer provides long-lasting protection to ensure the health and appearance of your pavers.

Does a sealer really make a difference?

Yes, it really does. Unsealed pavers trap and absorb water, inhibiting proper drainage. This makes pavers prone to stains and fading, while also leaving them more vulnerable to damage caused by the elements.This is a big problem for Florida homeowners who experience frequent rain and harsh sunlight. Increasing your paver’s weather resistance will save you time and money in the long run by reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements. 

Additionally, paver sealing creates a polished look, enhancing and restoring the paver color, while adding a protective finish that prevents them from washing out over time. High performing sealers also repel oil stains and discourage deterioration in areas of higher traffic.

Are there any other benefits to using a paver sealer?

Absolutely. Applying a sealant protects against discoloration and damage due to erosion, mold, mildew, weed growth, harmful UV rays, salt and forceful Florida rains that can cause pavers to chip, discolor and become loose. Paver sealing also provides joint stabilization that prevents movement and unwanted settling. The sealer fills in the cracks, creating a smooth surface that promotes water run-off and discourages weed growth, while reducing the expansion and contraction of the pavers during temperature changes. Less movement results in less cracking, chipping, and the need for repairs.

How often should I seal my pavers?

Pavers should be sealed every 3-5 years to ensure optimum performance, protection, and appearance.

Why should I use a professional to seal my pavers?

There are many different paver sealers on the market, and not all sealants are appropriate for every situation. If you don’t choose wisely, you may end up with cracking, peeling, a surface too glossy, or one that turns hazy after a painstaking application. Professionals know which sealer to use, and how to apply it safely and correctly. 

If you think it’s time to elevate the look of your home, or protect the charm it already has, the experts at Beacon Cleaning Service are here to help! Providing high-quality paver cleaning and sealing services, we will complete the job with skillful care. Visit our website to find out more or get a quote.

Pavers before and after