When it comes to increasing the life of your block paving and patio, sealing is a great option. Concrete is a porous material that can easily absorb dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants. By sealing your concrete pavers, you'll protect your entrance from accidental spills and improve the longevity of your pavement. A sealant such as EASY Seal BCS is suitable for sealing concrete, and the Nexus PaveCare Pro-810 can be used for concrete, natural stone, and brick pavements.
Depending on the purpose and material of your installation, you may not want to seal your pavers. Before deciding if you want to seal your pavers, you need to know if you can seal them in the first place. Sealing your patio paver can have a big impact on its aesthetics and functionality. Let's discuss all of these aspects and then talk about the pros and cons of sealing your pavers.
If sealed too soon, sealing problems will occur and the application of the sealant cannot be reversed. Dark-colored pavers tend to have a much more noticeable shine after applying a sealer than lighter-colored pavers. Ask them about their process for sealing pavers and preventing efflorescence and about the times when they perform deep cleaning and applying sealants. There are several factors you should consider before deciding if sealing your pavers is something you want to do.
These include the type of material used for the paving, the climate in which it is installed, the amount of traffic it will receive, and how often it will be cleaned. The type of material used for paving is important because some materials are more susceptible to staining than others. For example, natural stone is more likely to absorb liquids than concrete or brick pavers. The climate in which it is installed also plays a role in how well it will hold up over time.
In areas with high humidity or frequent rain, sealing can help protect against water damage. The amount of traffic that your paving will receive is also important to consider when deciding whether or not to seal it. If your paving will receive a lot of foot traffic or vehicle traffic, then sealing can help protect it from wear and tear. On the other hand, if it will only receive light foot traffic then sealing may not be necessary. Finally, how often you clean your paving should also be taken into account when deciding whether or not to seal it. If you clean your paving regularly then sealing may not be necessary as dirt and debris will be removed before they have a chance to cause damage. Overall, sealing block paving can be beneficial in many ways.
It can help protect against water damage, staining, wear and tear, and dirt and debris buildup. However, there are some factors that should be taken into consideration before deciding if sealing is right for you.