Are you reducing your concrete paver’s beauty and longevity? If you don’t wash and seal your pavers, you are! And paver repair could become expensive!
Pavers are a big investment with huge rewards. They increase your home’s curb appeal and add value to your property. It’s estimated that pavers can last 30 years or more if maintained.
But how you take care of your pavers will determine how long your investment lasts.
Some argue that pavers last a lifetime. Even if they chip, crack, or stain, you only need to replace the damaged block. However, if you mistreat your pavers, your entire driveway, patio, or lanai can look dingy, dirty, and run down.
Let it stay that way long enough and chips and cracks will become widespread. Mold, mildew, algae, and chemical stains deteriorate the substrate and make it susceptible to injury.
That sorry scene won’t help your home look good or your pavers last.
When your pavers are dirty, they are covered in organic matter that a variety of microorganisms think is tasty:
In biology class, you learned that we need enzymes to break down our food, but did you know these tiny organisms do too? They secrete juices that make it easier for them to digest what is on your pavers.
As they eat the pollen, dust, and soil, those secretions wear away the surface of your concrete pavers. Since the substrate is porous, they can get deep inside the bricks, weakening them from the inside.
Cleaning Your Pavers
When you pull out your power washer with a zero nozzle and aim it at full blast, the jet stream causes water erosion. Waving the wand back and forth can create zebra stripes of grime left behind too. You’ll spend more time trying to chase black lines of filth and cause more damage to the surface in the process.
When you hire a professional wash and seal service like Premier Pro Wash & Seal, we use a professional grade rotary surface cleaner that is safer and more efficient because it evenly loosens dirt in a fraction of the time. Your pavers will look spotless and be free from substances that can harm them.
Moisture Causes Paver Damage
Paver’s porous nature causes a lot of problems for them. When any liquid pours over the top, it sinks right in:
- Battery acid
- Motor oil
- BBQ grease
But where does it go? Like a sponge, it doesn’t go anywhere unless it can evaporate. It sits deep within the concrete blocks.
Especially with as much rain and humidity we experience in Florida, unsealed pavers are completely saturated. Then when the weather fluctuates, if temperatures drop below freezing in the winter, the water inside expands and cracks the concrete!
Seal Your Pavers
Protect your pavers and avoid paver repair by having them sealed by professionals. When you seal your pavers, it creates a barrier on the surface that prevents:
- Moisture damage
- UV ray damage
- And more!
And when we use a professional-grade two-part water-based sealer, it allows the moisture hidden inside to escape while preventing more water from entering. Once your pavers are dry, they will stay dry, which will help them last longer.
An Ounce of Prevention Saves You From Paver Repair
Take care of your driveway, patio, or lanai while they still look amazing. It is the best way to keep them that way.
When you wash and seal pavers, you will protect them from damage and dodge major paver repair! Our guarantee ensures your complete satisfaction! Keep your pavers, travertine, and concrete clean and protected for three years when you choose to hire Premier Pro Wash & Seal.