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Sealing

Sealing
Many DIY’s and landscape contractors decide to seal pavers. With proper cleaning, joint sand depth and a basic knowledge of applying a liquid from a can, desired results can be achieved.
Although……NOT ALWAYS.
The many aspects of sealing begin with the Proper Equipment and then understanding how to use it. A suggestion may be a trial run on a few of your extra pavers. This will give you the opportunity to practice using the equipment and also see what your project will look like when done. It is always wise to Trial a Sealant.
After agreeing with the look or your practice pavers, site considerations include Moisture Content of pavers, joints, base and sub grade. If moisture is present DO NOT SEAL.
Sealing is subject to many weather conditions the first being a Forecast of Rain. DO NOT SEAL with even a chance of rain in 24 hours. Don’t forget to deactivate the Irrigation System. Over spray of sealants can affect stone,wood and metal siding, glass ect. so Wind Speed will need to considered.
We have applied sealants for 4 years. We are still understanding how Air Temperature, Humidity, Surface Tension, Paver Temperature and Porosity, Sunlight and Shade affect the application of sealants. A discussion of these variables are far to in depth to handle in this note.
Unfortunately we are called to correct many sealing jobs that have gone wrong. Uneven, blotchy or cloudy sealant applications (picture below) can be corrected or stripped and re applied. Feel free to contact us for more information. We specialize in sealant applications and are certified installers of SRW Products, Techniseal, SureBond and Seal N Lock sealants.

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