When it comes to sealing pavers, water-based paving stone sealants are the superior choice. They offer a range of benefits that make them the ideal choice for anyone looking to protect and waterproof their pavers. Water-based sealants are much easier to use than solvent-based sealants, and they provide a more natural look to colorless gray concrete. This makes them ideal for achieving a decorative effect without darkening the concrete too much.
Additionally, water-based sealants create a bond with the substrate that is necessary to seal, waterproof and protect the pavers. Sprayers intended for sealing paving stones are rarely purchased these days, as models designed for oil or solvent-based products are very expensive. Fortunately, the new technology's water-based paving stone sealants work better than the old school water-based options of years ago, in which water-based paving stone sealants had to be cleaned at the joints to stabilize the joints and not improve them. If you already have a sealant in place, it's important to know what type of sealant was originally used before applying a new one.
If a solvent-based sealer was originally used, you'll want to re-seal with a solvent-based sealer. A water-based sealer cannot be applied over a solvent-based sealer. Overall, water-based paving stone sealants are the best choice for anyone looking to protect and waterproof their pavers. They are easy to use, provide a more natural look, and create a bond with the substrate that is necessary to keep your pavers safe from water damage.