Is Paver Sealing Really Necessary? A Breakdown of What the Process Entails – and Whether You Really Need It.

Is paver sealing really necessary? It’s a valid question to consider, especially as you weigh the costs versus the benefits of paver sealing installation. It’s easy to assume that paver sealer is a cherry on top – a helpful, if unnecessary, way to preserve the lifetime of your pavers that may or may not work. The reality, however, is that paver sealer is much more effective – and far more essential – than lots of people may think. Paver sealer isn’t really an optional add-on; it’s a crucial step of paver installation that makes sure you get your full money and time’s worth out of your pavers. Today, we’re breaking down what paver sealer is, how it’s installed, and what you have to do to maintain your pavers once it’s there (and trust us: you’ll want it there). Let’s get started.

How Paver Sealer Works

Paver sealer is thin, transparent, and virtually impenetrable protective coating that’s placed over the top of your pavers at least one week after installation. Paver sealer works by preventing your pavers from coming into contact with potentially damaging substances, growths, and impact, including:

  • Chlorinated pool water or salt water
  • Bleach, ammonia, and other cleaning products
  • Sunlight
  • Scraping furniture
  • Mold, mildew, and algae
  • Oil and grilling grease
  • Pet claws

Essentially, paver sealer keeps your pavers virtually untouched, even as life happens normally above its surface. It extends the lifespan of your pavers tremendously, keeping them looking and feeling like new for as long as possible.

A Breakdown of Paver Sealer Installation

Is paver sealing necessary? Yes. Now, here’s what you can expect from your paver installation (at least, as it’s carried out by A-Plus Softwash). First, installation professionals will pressure- or soft-wash your pavers (depending on what’s best for their material) in order to ensure that their surface is as clean and smooth as possible. Then, once the surface is smooth, the paver sealer is applied evenly across the top of your pavers. Depending on your pavers and the type of sealer used on it, it’s recommended to wait anywhere between four and twelve hours before walking or placing anything on your pavers’ surface. From there, you’re good to go! Your pavers will be thoroughly protected against damage, sun bleaching, and wear and tear for the next year before reapplication is recommended.

Post-Sealer Paver Maintenance

Paver sealer makes long-term paver maintenance as easy as possible. This is because it prevents anything from actually penetrating into your pavers. It also makes it very unlikely that any grass or moss will grow between your pavers. Make sure you sweep your pavers regularly, removing any grease or chemicals that fall on them. Sweep off leaves and natural debris about once every other week or so. Because the paver sealer makes your pavers virtually impenetrable, that’s pretty much all there is to your paver maintenance!
Is paver sealing necessary? At this point, it’s no secret that the answer is an undeniable yes. If you’re looking to get paver sealer installed, we’ll be happy to help with our certified services. Feel free to get a free quote on your paver sealer installation by clicking here.

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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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