Sealing

Properly sealed pavers will minimize maintenance, prevent stains from oil, food and drink spillages, BBQ grease, dirt, falling leaves and pet stains (if pavers are sealed, stains will remain on the sealant and not penetrate into the paver pores), slow the growth of moss or mildew in damp area, reduce the rate of color fade, inhibit weed infestation and keep your pavers looking new for a longer period of time.

Typically the sealer will last for a period of 3 to 5 years depending on the traffic and use, i.e., driveways will not last as long.

After your pavers have been prepared they can be SEALED to protect their beauty. The sealers can be film-forming or penetrating. Each has different qualities and different paver types have different absorption rates. Our Hardscape Protection Specialist will help you choose the right sealer for your project.

Film Forming – This type of sealer helps to protect your pavers by blocking the effects of water and other contaminants. They generate a protective barrier on the surface of the pavers that leaves a distinctive sheen and feel. This finish also helps prolong that “new look” color and is the most effective in preventing stains from penetrating into the paver.
Penetrating – This type of sealer actually penetrates deep into the paver material. These sealers are usually recommended in areas that need to be slip-free such as around pool decks and sloped walks or drives. Penetrating sealers also promote longevity and durability of the life and look of your pavers.