Pavers are always an excellent investment. They add so much to the exterior of any home and can help complete the perfect outdoor living space. When deciding to invest in pavers, many people wonder, “Should I seal my pavers? Should I seal my paver patio? Or will this damage it?”
While it is important to regularly seal your pavers, there are several things to consider. Below, we provide all the information you need on sealing pavers.
The benefits of sealing pavers
You may understand that you should seal your paver patio, but you may not understand why. There are actually many benefits to routinely sealing your pavers. One of the biggest benefits is that routine sealing will ensure your pavers last a long time. A good sealant protects your pavers from the elements, which helps prevent fading, cracking and other damages.
Sealers can prevent the growth of weeds and mold, both of which could destroy pavers if left too long. Sealing your pavers will also keep them looking good.
Not only does sealing help protect the color of your pavers, but it gives them a glossy sheen that is sure to impress everyone.
Cleaning your pavers is much easier when they’re sealed. The sealer fills the pores of your pavers, so you won’t have to worry about dirt filling them.
How should I seal my pavers?
What are the steps you should take for sealing your paver patio? First, it’s important to invest in a top-quality sealer. Ask a local expert for advice on the best type of sealer for your pavers. Make sure the surface is completely clean and dry before getting started. We recommend waiting until a day when it won’t rain for at least 24 hours. Be sure to remove any weeds before applying a sealer as well.
While you can easily buy all the materials to seal pavers on your own, it’s usually best to work with a professional. Professional paver sealers can quickly and efficiently apply a top-quality sealer to your pavers, ensuring they last for years to come.
How often to seal pavers
Experts recommend sealing pavers once every three years or so. You can usually tell whether your pavers need resealing by looking at the color. When they need resealing, pavers will lose that glossy sheen. Weeds could start growing through your pavers as well.
Keep track of the last time you sealed your pavers. Around the three-year mark, start checking for signs of damage. Resealing your pavers at the right time will help prevent the need for constant repair and replacements.
Need help sealing?
For all your paver needs, get in touch with the experts at MSE Hardscape Design and Installation. Not only do we sell beautiful and top-quality pavers, but we can also install them for you at a fair price. Installing pavers on your own is often difficult and time-consuming. Let us do all the hard work for you, so you can start enjoying your new patio or walkway right away.