RENEW SURFACE COLOR & PREVENT DAMAGE
Pavers are very versatile and an excellent choice for your landscape and hardscape designs, but over time the paver color starts to fade and lose its appeal. Here in SWFL, these pavers are incredibly vulnerable to the harsh sun. Restoring pavers brings back their original color and prevents erosion. Allied Roof Cleaning’s team of professional technicians assist you in restoring your brick pavers. The installation of our color enhancing sealant renews the surface color naturally and provides a protective barrier from the sun and it’s damaging effects. The sealant also protects surfaces from stains, dirt, mold, mildew, and weeds.
Why do you need to seal your pavers?
In Southwest Florida, pavers take a beating due to the sun and rain. Brick pavers today are mostly made of concrete, which is a porous material, susceptible to all kinds of staining and marking. Oil, grease, and rust are very difficult to remove from unsealed pavers because they are so easily absorbed. Unsealed pavers retain water for long periods, creating an ideal situation for mold and mildew to grow.
REASONS TO SEAL YOUR PAVERS:
OUR PAVER SEALING PROCESS: ALL IN ONE DAY
Many times, we are asked to come in after someone has either done the work themselves with a cheap product or hired a company that just didn’t know how to professionally clean, prep, and seal the pavers. As a result, the first thing we need to do is strip away the defective sealant, restoring the pavers’ original color and look. The best thing you can do is hire someone who knows what they are doing. Our process is pretty simple and builds off of a great deal of experience:
STEP 1: We treat the surface with a highly diluted chlorine mixture to kill mold & mildew on and between the tiles.
STEP 2: For areas that have efflorescence, we have a special Ure-Seal product that can eliminate the issue. For other areas that have dirt, oil or other stains we have a special degreaser that will pull much of these containments to the surface.
STEP 3: Our team conducts a thorough power washing of the entire area, which may include the use of our heated pressure washer.
STEP 4: We lay down a specially blended, paver-specific sand that is brushed and watered into place.
STEP 5: We apply two coats of Ure-Seal paver sealer. (Other sealants available upon request but may not carry a warranty beyond manufacturer’s.)
STEP 6: All set - done all in one day, from start to finish.
Why Re-Sanding is Important
We are often approached by a customer who had their pavers sealed but is now experiencing considerable weed growth between the tiles. The issue isn't necessarily with the tiles or the sealant. The problem is with the process. When you clean pavers with a scrubber and pressure washer, you will naturally blow out a considerable amount of sand from between the tiles. Sometimes we even remove the sand/dirt on purpose to get all the weeds out. The sand was put there originally to stabilize and border the pavers. If you don't replace it, then the pavers will move and dirt will take its place over time, thus providing the perfect place for weeds to set up shop.
So, if this is the case, why don't all paver sealant companies re-sand after cleaning? It comes down to time and money. Many times, when we bid jobs we end up being one of the more expensive options because of all the steps we include in our process. If all we did was clean and seal your pavers, it would take less than half the time of re-sanding and it would be "cheaper.” We see this happen all the time when we come out and have to explain to a homeowner that we have to do the job all over again since the previous company took a shortcut to save money. Half of our ground sealant business is re-work after the previous company did a poor job.
Not only do we re-sand the pavers, but we also use a special sand that "hardens" when we apply the two coats of our sealer. That's the key to keeping your pavers clear of weeds. The sealer needs to do its job of putting a protective layer over the pavers and the right sealer will harden the sand as well.