Paver Sealing is the Most Important Thing You Can Do To Protect Your Pavers During Hurricane Season

The mission to protect your pavers during hurricane season can seem like a daunting one, but the truth is that there’s not as much to it as you might think. In general, paver conservation is much more about working smarter than it is about working harder. The key to making your pavers look beautiful isn’t in scrubbing them every day or constantly trying new products on them. In fact, it’s much simpler than that: effective paver maintenance really comes down to paver sealer. Today, we’re diving into all things paver sealer: what it is, how it works, and why it’s such an important part of preparing your property for hurricane season. Let’s go ahead and dive in.

What Paver Sealer Does

Paver sealer is a thin protective coating for your pavers that, despite being invisible, is virtually impenetrable. It sits on top of your pavers’ surface, preventing them from actually coming into contact with the elements. Paver sealer is important because it keeps your pavers protected against materials and conditions that would otherwise cause them to wither away fairly quickly. This includes:

  • UV rays from the sun
  • Pool water
  • Cleaning supplies and chemicals
  • Mold, mildew, and algae
  • Pollen
  • Oil and grease
  • Furniture scrapes
  • Daily wear and tear

The key to making your pavers look like new is simple: prevent them from coming into direct contact with anything. Since the whole point of having a beautifully paved yard is to enjoy it, this can feel like quite the catch-22. That’s where paver sealer comes in.

How Paver Sealer Works

If you’re having pavers installed in the near future or just had them installed a few days ago, you don’t need paver sealer quite yet. In fact, it’s necessary to wait at least a week after installation before having paver sealer installed. This is done so your pavers have time to fully set before the sealer is applied. With that said, if your pavers have been around for longer than that, there’s no time like the present to get a fresh coat of paver sealer on there. At A-Plus Softwash, our paver sealer process quickly follows a thorough pressure wash. We make sure the surface of your pavers is as clean and smooth as possible, which allows us to ensure that your paver sealer goes on evenly and lasts for months to come. Generally, paver sealer is good for about one to two years before it needs to be reapplied. That means that, after one application, your pavers will be good to go for up to two hurricane seasons.

How Paver Sealer Protects Your Property

When a hurricane hits, especially if it’s a category 2 or higher, it’s advisable to be prepared for some property damage – and to take any precautions you can to minimize that damage in the first place. Paver sealer prevents your pavers from being inundated with water. It also prevents them from being left completely exposed to hurricane-level winds. On top of that, it makes sure that they aren’t scratched by the many branches, tree limbs, and pieces of debris that will be sent all over the place by the high winds. Paver sealer keeps your pavers protected year-round, and it keeps them as guarded as possible throughout hurricane season. Getting paver sealer for your property is a non-negotiable way to keep it as well-prepared as possible for the worst-case scenario.
If you want to protect your pavers during hurricane season as well as possible, paver sealer is your number-one ally. To learn more about paver sealer, and to get a free quote on your paver sealer installation, just click 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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