There is a chance that after a few weeks or months pass, a white haze may
appear on the surface of the pavers. This is known as efflorescence. It may
appear randomly or in certain areas, and will be more pronounced on dark
colored pavers. The white haze may give the impression that the color of the
brick pavers are fading. When wet, the white disappears and the color of the
pavers are enhanced. When they dry, the white haze reappears. Efflorescence is completely natural,
DO NOT SEAL PAVERS SOONER THAN 2 (two) WEEKS AFTER INSTALL IN FLORIDA!
Sealing your newly installed brick pavers prior to them having the opportunity to release any efflorescence that may be within each individual brick paver, that paver sealant can prevent the calcium carbonate to evaporate into the air, and the sealer will trap that white haze into the pavers. Leaving you with a very unsightly mess which will now require a costly stripping of the new sealant, chemical remo
Brick pavers absolutely, 100% need to be re-sanded prior to sealing. The sand in the brick paver joints serves MANY integral purposes. Keeps joints stable, pavers level,and fills the void between pavers to keep them from becoming loose and wobbly. Joint stabilization – If you don’t have sand in the joints, rain water or pool water will run between the brick paver joints, and wash out the base aggregate sand material your brick pavers float on, (usually a 1.5” – 2” sand base)
Here's another big one. 8000 square ft brick paver driveway and 2000 sq ft brick paver Pool deck (Total of 10,000 sq ft) another brick paver sealing contractor sealed a year ago, using a cheap, solvent-based brick paver sealant.
These types of sealants act as a very thick coating that goes over the top of the brick paver surface rather than soaking in to the pores like a penetrating brick paver s...ealant would do. This thick coating does not allow the ground moisture that w
Brick paver cleaning and brick paver sealing in New Port Richey, Florida.
This brick paver driveway and patio came out great after our 3 coat process - where we include, on every job, a weed & mold inhibitor, 4 grain silica paver joint sand, 3 heavy 'flood coats' of UreSeal h2o Paver sealant and a non-slip additive called 'Shark Grip' blended in with our 3rd coat of sealer.
While other companies charge extra for 3 coats or even charge extra to put new sand in the joints! We