A lot of people ask, “do I need to seal my pavers?” and the answer is always yes – especially if you want to get the longest possible life out of them. Sealant protects your pavers from all sorts of damage and even stains.
The best time to seal your pavers is shortly after you have them installed. It is a good idea to wait a week or so to let the pavers settle, but you shouldn’t wait much longer than that. And it’s also advisable to reseal your pavers every 3 to 5 years depending on the coat and paver material.
But why? Why is sealing pavers with sealer in Lake Norman so important? There are a wealth of benefits that come with having your pavers professionally sealed. Here are just a small handful of the many advantages:
- Ease of Maintenance – When your pavers have been professionally sealed, cleaning them to look like new is a breeze. Sealing keeps stains from setting into the paver material so in most cases, all you have to do to clean your sealed pavers is hose them off.
- Inhibits Weed Growth – Weeds can actually damage your pavers – more specifically the joints. When weeds and grass are allowed to push up through the fissures in your paver joints, they can cause those fissures to grow and create new cracks. Sealing inhibits weed growth.
- Increases Aesthetic Appeal – Depending on the type of sealer you choose you can enhance their aesthetic appeal. Some sealants make the natural color of your paver stones more vibrant or darker and deeper depending on what you prefer.
- Protects Joints – The sand in your paver joints helps keep them sturdy and intact. But the sand granules get loose and are washed away over time. Sealing helps slow this granule loss so your pavers don’t shift or become unstable prematurely.
Of course, all of this adds up to longer paver life. So when you are ready to beautify and fortify your pavers and hardscapes, be sure to give us a call here at Century Painting!