Pavers FAQ’s

Question 1: Do Pavers needs to be sealed?
A: Yes, it protects it from cars oil stains, wine stains and dirt stains. The pavers stays cleaner for much longer if you seal it  before it has a chance to get stained and sealer also extend the lifespan of the pavers. Once it’s sealed it only takes a hose to clean it off.  It is recommended to seal the pavers every 3-4 years.

Question 2: What can be done to restore ugly faded old concrete?
A: In most situations faded concrete can be renewed by recoloring it using various Tints & Stains.

Question 3: Can you do any types of pavers sealers?
A: Yes, our Crew are fully trained professionals. We specialize in matching almost any sealer to the right surface.

Question 4; How Long Do Pavers Last?
A. Many of the larger paver manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty. In addition, pavers can be easily repaired, fixed and replaced.

Question 5: What is Efflorescence?
A. Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete. It is whitish in appearance and is sometimes referred to as “whiskers”.

Question 6: Why are my pavers turning white?
A. This is a natural process called Efflorescence. Efflorescence is a salt deposit in all concrete. It surfaces on the top concrete leaving a white haze or powder look. In most cases this means you have used a solvent based sealer that was applied when pavers were damp. In this case there is a need to strip the sealer off pavers to remove the white marks off.

Question 7: How do you strip Sealer from pavers?
A. This process is generally difficult and should be done by a professional.

Question 8: What is the best type of sealer for concrete pavers?
A. There are two types of popular sealers, water-based sealers and Oil based. Oil based sealers typically last longer and have more sheen but applied when pavers are 100% dry to prevent whitening and peeling. Water Based Sealers are environmentally friendly and can be applied when pavers are wet.

Question 9: What is the best type of sealer for travertine or natural stone?
A. Solvent based stone sealers can be applied outdoors to protect the stone surface. Solvent based Enhancers enhance the stone’s color and protect the stone surface outdoors.

Question 10. How do I get dirt and/or oil off my pavers?
A. The best way to remove oil or dirt is to use detergent and hot water over 185 degrees pressure wash and scrub brush.

Question 11. How do you remove mold from pavers?
A. The best way to remove mold is pressure washing with a mild or diluted solution.

​Question 12. How do I make pavers look new again?
A. The process contains the follows: cleaning the pavers by scrubbing in cleaning detergent and wash it with a pressure washer. Once cleaned and completely dry, there is a need to Re-sand and apply joint stabilizer to all pavers by sweeping in sand into paver joints. When pavers are clean, joints are sanded, surface is clean of all Dirt and extra san.  The pavers are ready to be sealed. Cleaning and sealing will bring back the color of your pavers Enhance it and give it as new look.:

Question 13: Why to choose Decorative stamped concrete?
it’s an economical alternative to pavers or natural stone, especially for hardscape such as Pool deck, patios, walkways and driveways. It is beautiful and appealing and requires less maintenance.  Additional value is the material’s longevity. If properly installed and maintained, stamped concrete can last for many years.

Stamped concrete is a best option when it comes to designs and color varieties, which are unlimited.

Question 14: What are the most popular colors and patterns being used for stamped concrete?
Natural stone patterns, such as slate, fieldstone brick, and cobblestone and textures that resemble natural stone. Popular colors tend to be grays and shades of brown.

Question 15: Does it look Realistic?
Stamped concrete looks very realistic, most stamping mats are molded from the original stones or bricks  they are designed to mimic and achieve natural-looking flooring, as you would see in real stone,

Question 16: Can decorative stamped concrete be repaired?
Stamped concrete is one of the most durable and long lasting materials available and is highly resistant to cracking when installed correctly in some cases cracks are often hard to detect because they will often blend in with the pattern, but If the cracks become an eyesore, there are ways that can be used to repaired.

Question 17: Can I install stamped concrete myself?
We don’t recommend installing stamped concrete as a DIY project unless you know exactly what you’re in for in terms of labor and expense.

Question 18: Will the color on the decorative concrete fade?
Efflorescence, hot or cold weather, dirt and traffic can take all effect on the lasting condition of  the color of stamped concrete. You can minimize any color change by maintaining cleaning and resealing the concrete. Even if the color has faded due to years of neglect, weather or no maintenance, there is a good possibility it can be restored to its original state by cleaning and resealing.

Question 19: Can stamped concrete go over my existing natural concrete?
Existing grey or natural concrete that’s in good condition that can be covered with a stamped overlay, which will give you the same look as stamped concrete. Stamped overlays can be used to upgrade the appearance of natural concrete outdoor patios, driveways, pool decks, walkways and interior floors.

​Question 20: Is decorative concrete slippery?
Most stamped concrete has a textured surface, in many places it is more slip resistant than conventional concrete. but, just like natural stone, it can become slippery when wet or if an oil base sealer applicator has been applied. If stamped concrete will be installed in a high-traffic area, such as an entryway or pool deck, a grips powder need to be added to sealer to increase its slip resistance.