How to seal brick pavers & why you absolutely 100% MUST seal brick pavers.
Many home owners who have a brick paver driveway or brick paver pool deck installation don't realize the need to have them cleaned and sealed. In this post, you will find all the reasons for why to seal brick paves.
AESTHETICS: Here in Florida, your brick paver surfaces are exposed to the harsh UV rays produced by our Florida sun. Especially here in the Tampa Bay area, like Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Citrus county, The Villages, Bradenton, Sarasota, Orlando and all surrounding Tampa Florida areas, which we service. This harsh Florida sun will begin to fade your brick paver surfaces beyond rescue, restoration or repair.
Multiple finish options are available. We have a Natural Finish - which will not enhance the color or add any type of shine or sheen to your paver surfaces. We have the Wet Look finish which will greatly enhance the natural color of the pavers have, and provide a subtle sheen, not a very high gloss paver seal. And finally, the wet look/High gloss, which will enhance the brick pavers color just like the wet look, but also add a VERY HIGH gloss shine to the pavers. 90% of our customers prefer the Wet Look - which enhances the color of the pavers and adds a nice rich sheen, 5% of our customers go with the natural finish and 5% want the very high gloss "extreme shine" finish.
STABILIZATION: Sealing pavers will lock the 4 grain silica joint sand in place and seal it so it doesn't wash out of the joints when rain water falls on your pavers or pool water splashes into the brick pavers joints. Once the brick paver joint sand is sealed and hardens to the consistency comparable to concrete, the pavers can not shift, sink or become loose wobbly, uneven and unsafe. This protects your homes brick paver surfaces from having to have a very costly repair of re-leveling brick pavers. A very tedious and labor intensive process - and believe me, companies charge accordingly for the task.
Once the paver joint sand is hardened, weeds are now faced with a nearly impenetrable solid barrier where they just simply can not break through. Since water is unable to soak the base aggregate material that the pavers float on, there is no longer an environment for mold to begin to fester and grow - keeping your brick paver surfaces weed & mold free for longer! PROTECTION: Now that your pavers are sealed with a high quality sealant like Ure Seal h2o, they have a protective coating which has penetrated deeply into the capillaries and pores of the brick pavers, protecting them from any staining or motor oils or vehicle fluids, irrigation rust from your sprinklers that are fed through well water, gum adheasion and protection from any contaminates that may find their way to your paver surfaces around your driveways or pool decks like ketchup, mustard, spilled sodas or wine glasses, sun block and sun tan oils and lotions. There are many companies that will offer paver sealing services here in the tampa bay area of Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Bradenton, Sarasota, Citrus county and Orlando - However we do SO MUCH MORE than our competitors aside from bringing our level of expertise to every job, we do much more. Check out our video and see for yourself. This shows the needs of having your pavers sealed - and how we do it differently.