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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, insects out, plant life from growing between the joints and deters mold and mildew.
Please read and educate yourself in this small write up before you let another brick paver sealing contractor talk you out of re-sanding your brick pavers…
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) making your brick pavers loose, wobbly, uneven, sunken in or even raised up in some areas. Commonly called “sub surface erosion” or “Degradation”.
Once the joint sand has been activated by the urethane in our Ure Seal h2o brick paver sealant, the 4 grain silica sand will become extremely hard, comparable to the consistency of concrete. Once its hard lik...
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 we have here in Florida's subtropical climate to evaporate out of the brick Pavers once that ground moisture has permeated through the ground soil and aggregate material the brick pavers float on.
You can see that the moisture that gets trapped underneath that type of sealant becomes white and cloudy (refer to "before photo" on left).
The only way to remove that white cloudiness is to have a brick paver sealing company like Dura Guard Paver sealing perform a very expensive, labor intensive costly stripping of the fai...