Sealing Your Pavers Protects & Beautifies
Having professionals seal your pavers provides peace of mind that your investment is beautiful and adequately protected for years to come.
Benefits of sealing pavers include:
BEAUTIFIES paver surface revealing increased color and texture.
PROTECTS against stains, weathering, and wear.
PREVENTS sand loss and deters plants and insects between joints.
ADDS value to your investment.
Sealing your pavers requires additional budgeted expense for labor and materials over and above the paver installation cost and cannot be done immediately after installation. “It is not necessary to seal the pavers,” according to Tremron. “Sealing does however retard fading the color of the pavers and provides a measure of protection from some stains. “Before sealing, pavers must be clean and dry. It is recommended that you wait at least 30-60 days after installation before sealing. Once sealed, you will need to reseal approximately every three to five years.”
Earth Works of Jacksonville is a member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), a trade association that sets industry standards for design professionals and contractors. “Like any construction project, the quality of the finished product is highly dependent on the quality of the contractor doing the work,” according to ICPI. “You are investing in long-lasting interlocking concrete pavement.
ICPI Certified Installers:
• Have installed a minimum of 10,000 square feet of pavers
• Attended a 2-day intensive training course on industry best practices for installation of interlocking concrete pavers
• Passed a written certification exam
• Complete continuing education requirements to stay on top of industry best practices.”
“Some of the patios we come across are pretty dirty,” said Tim Gibson, Earth Works foreman. “A lot of them have mildew and mold, which all comes out of course, and after the sealant goes down, it prevents it, but it does not eliminate the possibility of it coming back. The sealant protects the paver and helps stop ants and plants, but it doesn’t prevent them unless polymeric sanded. The reason we seal is to protect the paver from stains such as rust stains and vegetation stains. Plus, it enhances the color of the paver as well.”
Steps for sealing your pavers include:
-Rinse off to remove residue.
-Dry and resand between pavers.
-Seal and allow to dry before walking on.
Beware of uncredentialed paver installers and sealant applicators. “Some of them, they rove around, and some do excellent jobs, said Coloma Township Highway Commissioner Ruthie Rogers. “And some, they’re here and you never see them again. It’s kind of hit and miss and they move right on.”
Earth Works has been providing professional service in the Northeast Florida area for over thirty years.
Related products and services offered by Earth Works of Jacksonville include:
-Paver installation, repair, cleaning, sanding, and sealing
-Full service design and installation services including landscaping, paver patios, kitchens, pergolas, and ponds. Plus, lawn pest control, fertilization, mowing, and trimming.
-Full service garden center and outdoor living design showroom.
Plus, remember that for comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden and landscaping need contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online and at 904-996-0712.
Earth Works operates a retail Garden Center/Plant Nursery in Jacksonville and provides landscaping, hardscaping, water features, lawn care service, lawn spraying, and drainage solutions.
Proudly serving clients in Northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, St. Johns, Fleming Island, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Amelia Island, Fernandina, and St. Augustine.