How A-Plus Softwash Helps to Protect Your Pavers Before Hurricane Season is in Full Swing
How to Protect Your Pavers Before Hurricane Season is in Full Swing
Hurricane season can have a major impact on every part of your house, and it makes sense to want to protect your pavers before hurricane season hits so they have the best chance at making it through unscathed. That said, is there even anything you can do to keep your pavers protected? The short answer is yes: there are very effective precautions you can take for your pavers against storm damage, and we’re going over the most important ones today. If you’re ready to keep your pavers looking beautiful during hurricane season and beyond, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know.

First and Foremost: Paver Sealing

The most important thing you can do to protect your pavers – not just in preparation for hurricane season, but year-round – is to have them sealed. Paver sealer is a thin but virtually impenetrable coating that is placed over your pavers. Paver sealer fills in the gaps in your pavers’ porous surfaces, preventing a variety of harmful objects and substances from coming into contact with them. Though it’s invisible and virtually undetectable to the untrained eye, paver sealer is one of the most effective ways to preserve the structure and appearance of your pavers both short- and long-term. If your pavers were recently installed, it is recommended that you wait between one week and 30 days before applying sealer (this varies depending on your paver material and the type of sealer that is required).

What Paver Sealer Protects Against

Paver sealer forms a powerful barrier between the surface of your pavers and the outside world. This means that it is an effective way to protect against:

  • Pool water (chlorine or salt)
  • Hot oil
  • Furniture scraping
  • UV rays
  • Cleaners and chemicals
  • Natural debris
  • Mold, mildew, and algae
  • Animal droppings
  • General wear and tear.

By protecting your pavers against the inevitable wear and tear that comes with use, especially outdoors, sealer allows your pavers to look (and, more importantly, to function) like they are brand-new for years to come. Maintaining your pavers’ structural integrity and beautiful appearance becomes stress-free after paver sealer installation. The sealer evens out the surface of your pavers, making sweeping and spot cleaning as easy as possible.

Your Guide to Paver Maintenance Before a Hurricane

Once paver sealer is installed, paver maintenance becomes significantly easier. The sealer prevents harmful substances from hitting the surface of the pavers directly, which greatly reduces the likelihood of permanent staining. This, combined with the smoothened surface caused by paver sealer, makes sweeping and spot cleaning pavers significantly easier than it would be without sealer. By regularly picking up any branches and debris that falls onto your pavers and spot cleaning after backyard events (which is really all that’s left for you to do maintenance-wise once sealer is installed), you’ll make sure that no debris is left behind to potentially become projectiles during a hurricane.
Paver sealer is the first step to take if you want to protect your pavers before hurricane season (and beyond). If you’re interested in learning more about paver sealer, we’re here to help. Just reach out to us to get all of your questions answered and receive a free quote.

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What is Soft Wash?

What is Soft Wash?

A+ SoftWash & Pressure Washing was founded with our consumers’ best interest at heart. We found homeowners were being advised to replace roofs, stucco, and siding only because they were dirty, not old and damaged. Contractors often recommend expensive remodeling projects, although your building materials still have remaining life. Maintaining clean surfaces with SoftWash will extend the life of your exterior facades for a fraction of the cost of replacing them.

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