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How to Keep Brick Paver Clean, Seal Them Properly and More

If you have brick pavers, travertine tile, or stamped concrete, you should make sure that your investment is protected. If left unprotected, your paver surfaces can become faded, overrun with weeds.Unsealed interlocking pavers and bricks are subject to staining, fading, sand loss, and can, sometimes develop weeds and mildew growth.

Procedure

The sealer selection for Interlocking Pavers, brick and other types of sand set pavement material is generally based on the desired “finished” look and the degree of stain-resistance required as well as the need for joint sand stabilization. Newly manufactured concrete pavers should cure 14 days or more before sealing. Prior to the application of Glaze ‘N Seal’s sealer products, surface must be thoroughly clean. Remove all dirt, oil, grease, paint, efflorescence and any previous sealers that may not be compatible with the new sealer. General cleaning may be done using Glaze ‘N Seal’s alkaline bases. Mix the concentrated detergent according to label instruction depending on severity of surface soils. For Efflorescence stains or hard water deposits, use Glaze ‘N Seal’s mild acidic cleaner. After tamping down joint sand and sweeping the sanded areas for new installations, be sure the sand is at least 1/8 inch below the surface of the pavers. Make sure all sand residue and fine powder is removed with broom & blower before application of any film forming sealers. Allow any moisture in or on the surface of the pavers to dry at least 24 hours. Allow 48 hours or more if temperatures are cool or a pressure washer has been used. For best results the sand should be dry to its full depth before sealing. It is always recommended to test the sealer of choice in a small area first.

Benefits

Color Enhancement: Sealing your brick pavers will enhance the natural color of the pavers. The colors will also be preserved and protected from any further fading caused by harmful UV Rays.

Sand Stabilization: Stabilizing the sand will help to eliminate sand washout, weed growth, and and insect intrusion. The process also helps to prevent the bricks from shifting, thus creating a much more solid foundation.

Algae & Mold Inhibitor: Sealing your brick pavers will inhibit algae and mold growth. Sealed pavers dry quickly and keep moisture from penetrating the pores of the pavers. Moisture is the #1 cause of mold and mildew growth.

Protection: When brick pavers are properly sealed, you are putting a barrier between the surface of the paver and anything that can stain the paver. These things include grease, oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluids, iron deposits, and anything else that can be spilled on the surface. Adding a protective barrier will help prevent those unsightly stains commonly found on driveways. Sealing will also keep your pavers from becoming pitted and worn looking.

Maintenance: Maintaining your pavers becomes much easier once they have been sealed. Mold, Bird Droppings, and small spills can usually be cleaned up with a mild detergent soap and a garden hose. You can also take advantage of our maintenance package.

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