Paver Restoration – Should You Get Your Pavers Sealed?

Although sealing pavers has numerous advantages, it is not strictly necessary after paver restoration. It truly depends on what you want out of pavers and how long you want them to stay beautiful. Because most modern paver sealers now include an additive that will harden the joint sand, it is less likely that you will experience settling or shifting brought on by joint sand loss.

In light of everything, you should seal your pavers after paver restoration. Although most paver manufacturers will tell you that sealing your pavers is not necessary, it is highly advised. This is because pavers that are not sealed will be more likely to develop weeds in the joints, they will fade and lose their color from wear and UV breakdown.

Your pavers won’t decay and wither away if you don’t seal them. You will probably just need to clean the pavers more frequently, and the stains will be more difficult—and at times impossible—to get rid of. Sealing your pavers is meant to shield pavers from the sun rain, snow, and ice. It is important even when you installed pavers that are designed to be UV resistant. Sealing can shield your pavers from spills, stains from oil, and other foreign objects that may fall on them. As long as you wash it away as soon as you detect it, sealing leaves a thin, invisible layer on top of your pavers that deters water, oil, and any other substance you could drop by accident.

If you don’t seal your pavers, it is highly likely that pavers will sink and weeds and plants will develop in the sand used in the paver joints. However, sealing pavers with a joint stabilizing sealer will harden the sand in the joint making it very hard for weeds to grow. A professionally placed paver patio with correct drainage would go a long way to avoiding weeds.

Many individuals are perplexed as to where the weeds in paver joints originate. The majority of the time weeds in pavers are caused by seeds from nearby weeds that are blown in and dropped into the sand joint. It is almost a given that you will have weeds in your pavers if you have a lot of weeds in your garden or flowerbeds. Of course, weeds can be fought off by sealing your pavers with a joint stabilizing sealant.

Have you noticed pavers sinking or shifting? After restoration, you can prevent these issues by getting the pavers sealed. The main contributor to paver shifting is a paver joint that is devoid of sand. Each paver is separated from the others by the sand in the joint. When the sand is gone, the pavers can move about more freely because there are now little gaps between them. By using a joint stabilizing sealer to seal your pavers, you might stop sand loss, which would stop your pavers from settling or shifting.

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