What are paver sealing and types of sealing?
The process of applying a protective layer of sealer over the surface of the pavers is known as paver sealing. The sealer penetrates the pores of the pavers, creating a barrier that protects them from water, dirt, and other environmental elements.
Why is paver sealing important?
Paver sealing is important for a variety of reasons. It protects the pavers from damage caused by natural disasters. It prevents your pavers from stains and spills from penetrating the surface, making them easier to clean and maintain.
Another key benefit of paver sealing is that it enhances the color and appearance of the pavers. It is important to install sealing to make it high quality, visually lovely, and attractive look appearance.
How often should pavers be sealed?
Sealing your pavers regularly helps with a variety of factors based on the type of sealer used, the climate, and the amount of foot traffic your pavers receive. Pavers are recommended to be sealed every 2-3 years.
What are the types of paver selling?
- Acrylic sealers
- Polyurethane sealers
- Silane-siloxane sealers
- Epoxy sealers
Acrylic sealers are water-based sealers that create a film over the surface of the pavers. They are easy to apply and provide a glossy finish. They may need to be reapplied more frequently than other types of sealers.
Polyurethane sealers are kind of oil-based sealers that provide excellent protection against moisture and UV rays. It makes them more durable than acrylic sealers and they can last up to five years.
Silane-siloxane sealers are penetrating sealers that soak into the pores of the pavers. They provide excellent protection against water and salt damage and do not change the appearance of the pavers.
Epoxy sealers are two-part sealers that are mixed before application. They create a strong, durable finish that is resistant to stains, chemicals, and abrasion, but they are more difficult to apply than other types of sealers.
How to seal pavers?
Sealing pavers is a relatively simple process that can be done by most homeowners. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to seal pavers:
- Cleaning the pavers
- Applying the sealer