Travertine is riddled with interconnected capillary channels that permit penetration by liquids. These porous channels act like a sponge, and capillary action draws in liquids over time, along with any dissolved salts and other solutes. Very porous stone, such asTravertine, absorbs liquids relatively quickly. Properlly sealing your travertine and shell lock paver tiles will prevent the penetration of liquids such as oils, spilled drinks, chemicals and other liquids, as well as deturing mold buildup and staining from irrigation rust, rust from patio furniture, stains from other debris, as well as stabilizing joint sand preventing tiles from becoming loose, unsafe & wobbly, while also creating an inpenetrable barrier for weed and mold growth between the joints. Additionally, or sealers increase the tensile strength by up to 30%, retarding cracking or chipping, as well as enhancing the natural beauty of this wonderfil stone.
Why Seal Travertine?
Travertine is limestone, which is a very porous material, susceptible to all kinds of staining and marking. Oil, grease and rust are nearly impossible to remove because they are so easily absorbed. Unsealed travertine retains water for long periods, creating and ideal situation for mold and mildew to grow.
Protects against the intense Florida sun and other natural elements.
Protects travertine tiles from oil, rust and other stains
Inhibits weed growth, insect intrusion and mildew.
Enhances the look of the travertine, adds curb appeal & value to your home.
Provides Structural Integrity by locking the jointing sand in place.
ALL IN 1 DAY PROCESS! Using the revolutionary Ure-Seal travertine sealing system, we are able to clean, apply inhibitors, re-sand & apply 3 coats of sealer ALL IN THE SAME DAY! Giving you less down time to have your car back in the garage or kids back in the pool within 24 hours
3 year brick paver sealing warranty (With Ure-Seal travertine sealant only)
Our Travertine Sealing Process:
This short video illustrates not only the level of attention to detail our crews bring out to every job, but also the additional benefits we offer that other companies cannot, for the same price or often less than the competition. We are also the only company using a weed & mold inhibitor as well as the only company in Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties that applies 3 coats of Ure-Seal travertine sealer on every job!
Thorough power washing
Weed & Mold inhibitors
Specially blended, paver specific sand
3 HEAVY coats of Ure-Seal travertie sealer
Non-slip polymer additive on 3rd coat
3 year warranty with years beyond of durability
FROM START TO FINISH, ALL IN 1 DAY PROCESS!
So what is travertine?
Travertine is limestone, in a sense. It is formed by geysers, like Old Faithful, when the extremely hot underground water dissolves the underlying limestone and carries it upwards with the geyser water. When the water falls to the ground and evaporates, it leaves behind the dissolved limestone which re-hardens into stone. Like Calistoga or Perrier waters, the new stone is full of gas bubbles, which give travertine its characteristic appearance. When it is manufactured as tiles or slabs, travertine is generally filled with cement and polished or honed. with open pores or crevats left behind.
Why chose us over a competitor or doing it yourself?
Those open pores and crevats that formed naturally in travertine can easily fill with sealer if not properlly sealed by a company with a lot of experience in the sealing of travertine, once the coating dries with those pits filled with sealer, you will be left with a surface that looks like someone filled all of those little pits with elmers glue, often times voiding your warranty from your supplier and leaving you with a costly expense to strip that sealer, which is extremely difficult to do on travertine without damaging the delicate substrate.
As travertine is not as common as brick pavers, most of our local competitor paver sealing companies dont have much experience sealing this complicated surface. Over the years, we have sealed more than 3 million square feet of travertine (and counting), in both commercial and residential applications. In that time, as you can imagine, we have mastered the technique behind properlly applying travertine sealant's in all imaginable forms.
We highly discourage home owners attempt to seal their travertine surfaces themselves, as even most local experienced paver sealing companies struggle with this process.
Will travertine or shelloc pavers become slippery once sealed?
Absolutely! Travertine will become slipperier than ice once wet after sealing. Technichly, the COF (or Coefficient of friction, which the most common method of measuring slip resistance uses a 50-pound weight placed flat on a Neolite shoe heel, which is then placed flat on the stone surface being tested. The heel-and-weight assembly is pulled across the stone with a spring or electronic scale. The maximum amount of force (pounds) needed to start the assembly in motion is recorded. This measurement is divided by the weight (50 pounds) and yields the coefficient of friction value. The lower the COF #, the more slippery the surface is, in other words COF is the scale of slipperiness) of dry travertine has a COF value of .8, wet travertine has a COF value of .4 whereas sealed travertine that’s wet can have a COF value of .2 which is comparable to your bare feet on wet glass. WOW! That’s slippery!But wait! If you saw in our process above, we add a polymer additive on our 3rd coat of sealer which creates has a COF value of .9, which is better than dry travertine... In other words, when Dura Guard seals your travertine, it will be less slippery wet, than it is unsealed and dry. Our polymer additive has a finished texture which is comparable to a very fine grit sand paper. Allowing your bare feet to be able to grip, without slipping and without scuffing the bottoms of your feet up!
Estimates are always free, you have literally nothing to lose by filling out an online request for a free estimate form or by calling our experts to come out and give you a no-hassle estimate. If you still insist on sealing your pavers yourself, feel free to call us for professional advise and guidance along the way.
95% of our paver sealing estimates are able to be given based off a sattellite imagery program we pay to use, which combines 7 different imagery programs that updates every 4 months, which allows us to take EXACT square footage measurements of your paver driveways or brick paver pool decks and patios. Even allowing us to see up to 20ft underneath overhangs! This makes our overhead expenses lower as we are able to give an aveage of 50 precise and exact quotes a day with this program - which would take a team of sales men, earning salaries, driving insured vehicles that suck down gas, giving you a 2 hour time block like most companies schedule for their estimates and will either show up late or not at all - leaving homeowners frustrated... We hear it every day!
You have nothing to lose at all to get a quick quote! Most quotes will be emailed to our customers within an hour of request with a very detailed description of our process along with links to all of the products that we would be using.
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