Is it a good idea to seal your driveway? Yes, it is! A driveway can last 20 years or more with proper care, but everything from oxygen to water and sunshine is slowly wearing down the paving material. That’s why a sealant should be applied once every two to three years.
Paver sealings lock out moisture and lock in the sand in every joint. That protects the driveway surface from the elements and extends its life. To help you decide if sealants are right for you, we have outlined five benefits of applying a coat of sealer to your paver driveway.
1. It’s Attractive
Let’s face it, we want to have a nice-looking house, and there is nothing more impressive than a vibrant driveway to match the beauty of your property! It not only looks attractive, but it also increases the perceived value of your home. If you plan on selling a house, professionally sealing the driveway will help you make that sale even faster!
Even if you plan to keep your home forever, you want it to look good. When you have your pavers sealed, it protects the surface and restores its gorgeous color. Give all of your visitors a positive first impression by having your driveway sealed with a two-part water-based sealant by our professional team!
2. Blocks UV Rays
UV rays are brutal. They can bleach color from surfaces, give us sunburn, and destroy our driveway!
When you choose to seal your driveway, you not only restore the color but prevent deterioration caused by the destructive rays of the sun. Just as we use sunscreen to protect our skin, applying a sealant protects the pavement material from surface damage and cracking.
3. Easy to Clean
When we apply a sealant, the surface of a driveway becomes seamless.
If you have ever tried to wash natural stone, brick, or concrete, you know that it’s virtually impossible. Every bump and groove will hold on to dirt and debris.
If you get close to it, you’ll see small pore-like holes throughout the surface. We fill those holes with a seal coating, and dirt has nowhere to hide. Once we have protected your driveway, even a light rain will wash it clean.
4. Prevents Water Deterioration
By having a professional seal your driveway, you will reduce water absorption and prevent the damage that unprotected driveways face. Rain and humidity will seep in and under the pavers, causing them to swell and crack.
The moisture will also give rise to mold and mildew growth. Yuck!
It’s even worse if temperatures dip down below 32°F and all that water turns into ice. When water freezes, it expands, pushing everything around it outward. When it pushes out from inside your pavers, they crack.
5. Protects from Chemical Damage
By sealing your driveway every two to three years, you maintain a barrier that prevents caustic fluids from destroying the surface.
Fluids from your car or truck, such as gasoline and motor oil, are harsh. When they leak from your vehicle, the puddle sits on your driveway and stains the surface. The chemicals inevitably break down the paving material, causing it to chip and crumble.
By now, we might have convinced you that sealing your driveway is a smart choice. Not only does it help your driveway last longer, but it also maintains a clean and sharp look for your home.
We have given you five reasons why it is a good idea to seal your driveway. But why should you hire us?
Paver sealing is an investment for your property, and you don’t save much money by doing the project yourself. If you apply the sand or sealant wrongly, it can be both ineffective and wasteful. Between heavy lifting, hard labor, and hazardous chemicals, taking on this DIY could be harmful to your health! Why risk your money and your safety?
When you hire us to seal your driveway, we will add just the right amount of quality sand to the joints and then seal your entire driveway with a top-of-the-line, two-part water-based sealant to restore it to its original glory. We will do all of this in a timely manner with the utmost precision, spreading a premium seal to coat evenly with a sprayer and ensure complete, superior coverage.
You can count on us to help your driveway last for many years. Don’t wait for the damage to add up, or it could be too late! If your pavers are looking grim and could use a fresh coat of sealant, contact us today for a free quote!