Proper maintenance of your home doesn’t just stop at the front door. If you have pavers in your walkway, driveway, patio, or other area of your home, it’s important that they’re properly sealed in order to ensure the longevity and beauty of your most important asset.
What is Paver Sealing?
Paver sealing involves the use of a sealant on any outside area that’s composed of paved materials, including:
Why should I seal my pavers?
Paver sealing is incredibly important for a number of reasons.
Paver sealing protects the surface of pavers from general wear. This helps to slow the process of aging, while also providing a layer of protection against the elements, including rain and the sun’s damaging UV rays.
The sealant doubles as an easy solution for maintenance as dirt and debris are easily swept right off, rather than getting caught in between the individual pavers. It’s for this reason that paver sealing hinders the growth of any weeds, grass, or moss that could potentially take root between the pavers, ultimately causing an unsightly look that may lead to potential damages down the road.
Paver sealing also helps to maintain, and in some cases amplify, the simple beauty of the pavers themselves. Substances such as grease, oil, and animal droppings can stain the pavers, which can lead to lasting blemishes that only worsen over time. In the fight against discoloration and fading, nothing works better than paver sealing.
What if my pavers aren’t sealed?
Although it’s not required for you to seal your pavers, it can save you quite the headache in the future – especially in terms of repair. Paver sealant contains an additive that binds to the joint sand causing it to harden, which decreases the likelihood for your pavers to shift or settle due to joint sand loss. This is important because the sand found between the paver joints serves as a spacer of sorts, keeping each paver tightly locked into their proper position.
Additionally, paver sealant is especially important for concrete pavers, which are porous and easily subjected to staining. If you want to keep a clean, like-new look to the paved areas outside of your home, then paver sealing is the way to go.
How can I maintain my pavers?
Once sealed, the maintenance process is a breeze. You can use either a broom or a garden hose to remove any dirt and debris that accumulates on your pavers. We highly recommend that you don’t use a power washer, though, as this can damage the sealant and remove it in some cases.
Paver sealings generally last for a few years dependent upon the volume of traffic that the paved area receives.
How can Xcellent Xteriors help?
Our team of paver sealing professionals can provide you with the highest quality sealant job possible. If you’re looking to protect your favorite outside areas from dirt, damage, and erosion, then look no further. Let us help you ensure and maintain your pavers for years to come!