There are many ways to clean and seal a paver patio, driveway, or walkway. However, the best way to get the most out of your investment in hardscape materials is to hire a professional company specializing in brick paver cleaning and sealing, like Paver Sealing Pros. They will be able to provide you with a service that will keep your pavers looking new and help protect the underlying paving surface from stains, water damage, and ants.

Paver Sealing Companies

Paver sealing is the application of a chemical to permeate and seal your pavers in a protective coating. It is a process that should be done regularly to ensure the longevity of your hardscape.

It can be applied to most pavers, including concrete, stone, and clay. It is also a great way to prevent efflorescence which is the migration of salt rising through porous materials that forms a coat on the surface, which can be very unsightly and is not easily removed.

A good paver sealer will also help protect your paving from damage by insects and other pests and prevent the formation of fungi that can cause staining. It will also make your pavers easier to clean and more resilient to stains, spills, and other mishaps in a busy environment.

Which type of sealer should I use?

Traditionally, solvent-based sealers have been the most popular and around for the longest time. These are typically high in acrylic solids and will darken the surface and add a gloss level, ranging from matte to semi-gloss. However, due to VOC (volatile organic compounds) laws passed in most states in the last 5-10 years, water-based sealers are also becoming more popular.

Pros of Solvent-Based Sealers

Generally speaking, solvent-based sealers are more effective in sealing the surface. They are usually easier to apply with a garden-type pump sprayer and will penetrate better into the substrate and sand joints. They also tend to have a higher level of protection from UV degradation and fading than water-based sealers.

They can be applied to most paver surfaces but may require a more extensive surface preparation depending on the type of material. It includes removing existing stains, re-sanding needed areas, and ensuring the sand is filled correctly in the joints.

You can also get a sealer to give your pavers a “wet look.” It is where the color of your paving stones is darkened, similar to how they would have looked when wet with water. It can sometimes be slippery when wet, so you must take extra care when walking on it.

It would be best if you considered adding paver sealing to your list of services to offer an ongoing revenue stream. It is an excellent idea for installers with a one-time sale with a homeowner and landscaper who already do the work for their clients and want to add a service that will provide them with a steady income.