Why Should I Seal my Patio?
Sealing protects pavers from rain, sun and wear. It creates an invisible barrier that repels water, oil and dirt. Sealing also preserves the pavers natural beauty for years to come. Sealing helps prevent insect (Ant) infestation and weed growth, although it is not guaranteed to eliminate them.
How does it help?
Why should I have Outdoor Living “By Design” Clean and Seal My Pavers
Improper sealing can damage pavers at worst, and at best will not last long.
Some of the factors to consider are:
How long does the process take?
It's usually a 2-day process (weather permitting of course). The first day, we treat any stains with various solutions or solvents, getting almost anything out (stubborn penetrating stains like oil and rust may not come out). The second day, given that the surface to be sealed is completely dry, our sealer is then rolled on. We suggest vehicles not to be driven over a completed job for 48-72 hours. Pedestrians may walk on the sealed surface 2-4 hours after completion.
Step 1 - Clean the pavers
Step 2 - Sealing the pavers