When you have something beautiful, you want to protect it. That's why you lock pictures in frames, store fine china dishware in the cabinet and spread a cover over the dining room table. The same concept applies to driveway, patio and walkway pavers. You've taken the time to select the perfect colors to coincide with your home, so you want to ensure they maintain their look for years to come. That's why many homeowners opt to seal their pavers.
Perks of sealing your pavers
Homeowners have a choice when it comes to deciding whether to seal their pavers. Doing so, though, has both practical and aesthetic benefits. For one, the Joint Sand Stabilizing Sealer floods and solidifies the joints, allowing for flexibility. It also keeps stains at bay, ensuring your driveway, walkway, or patio looks amazing no matter what.
Types of sealers
Homeowners have three options when it comes to selecting a sealer, and the choice depends on their aesthetic preferences.
- Natural: For those who want their pavers to look exactly how they were when originally installed, opt for the natural sealer. This route does nothing to the color except protect it.
- Enhanced: Kick your driveway or walkway up a notch with a sealer that makes your pavers pop. The enhanced option makes hues more brilliant.
- Wet look: If you really want your outdoor space to shine, go with the wet-look sealer. This glossy finish is sleek and reflective.
Say goodbye to stains
Perhaps the most obvious but especially beneficial perk to sealers is that you can stave off stains from your paved surfaces. This is perfect for folks who get a lot of use from their outdoor space. For instance, maybe you host a lot of parties and spills from drinks and food occur frequently on your patio. On the other hand, perhaps you have several vehicles pulling in and out of your driveway each day. Sealing the pavers ensures accidents won't cause permanent damages
"Damaged pavers can be replaced individually if needed."
When to seal your pavers
While you can seal your pavers at any time, your best move is to opt for this service immediately following installation. This way, your joints' levels are perfect and the pavers are already clean, so you have an ideal base for the sealer.
Plus, sealing well after installation means cleaning the surface will be more labor intensive. Plus, there's no guarantee that all stains will come out. For example, grease, oil and red wine are especially difficult to remove, and anything left before sealing will stay there forever.
Of course, accidents happen. Perhaps wine night got a little too wild and you spilled some cabernet sauvignon on your beautiful custom patio. Maybe there was a leak beneath your SUV. Either way, fear not. When you can't totally remove the blemish, System Pavers will replace the individual pavers that were affected.
If you do decide to seal your pavers, make sure you practice proper maintenance. We recommend re-sealing driveways that see heavy traffic every two years and patios every five years.