Paver Sealing and Restoration
Check out our video below highlighting the paver restoration process!
There are several reasons a sealer may fail, turning white, cloudy, or hazy. To name a few, these reasons include: trapped water vapor (typically occurs with oil-based acrylic sealers), sealer applied too thickly, failure to correctly prep surface, and resealing with an incompatible product. Whatever the case, it is quite unsightly and takes away from an otherwise beautiful feature of your home. Don't settle for less! For a fraction of your initial investment, you can protect that investment and re-obtain the benefits you have already sought and purchased in the past. The thrill of customers who have had Peter's Pressure Washing restore their pavers confirms the benefits they receive!
"Peter was very professional from beginning to end of job. He was punctual coming out to give us and estimate and coming to do the job. In giving us an estimate, he was thorough, explaining every part of the job, giving us options, and answering a lot of questions. We were put at ease and completely trusted his expertise. The job was completed in a timely manner and the house looks great, especially our patio -- his treatment of the paver bricks has brought back the color and we are very pleased. We will definitely put him on our list of annual maintenance and caretaking of our house and will recommend him highly."
- Joseph in Lithia
Step 1: Stripping the Failed Coating and Cleaning the Surface
When a sealer fails it is always necessary to strip the failed coating from the surface before applying Seal 'n Lock. This process involves the application of a stripper, which breaks the bond between the original sealer and the paver. Then a full vacuum recovery surface cleaner system is used to remove the sealer/stripper. After this process is completed the pavers are back to a clean slate as if they had never been sealed.
Step 2: Replenishing Joint Sand
The joint sand of an interlocking paver system is a key structural component of the whole paver system. It keeps all the pieces of the puzzle, so to speak, in place so that they don't shift and/or sink. Over time, this sand will invariably wash out and settle, necessitating the joints to be re-filled with fresh sand. Experienced technicians realize that this is the step where extra time should be taken for quality results. In the past, re-sanding has been done by spreading out the sand dry, sweeping into the joints, then blowing away excess. The problem with this method is that dry sand tends to "bridge" in the joints whereas the wet sanding technique condenses the sand down, ensuring that the joint is tightly packed. The Seal 'n Lock System is the first ever "all in one day" process. Traditional sealers are incompatible with moisture, which is one of the reasons the dry sanding process is used with them. It's also crucial to use the correct type of sand, which is a coarse angular granule silica sand. Once the joint sand is replenished, a flood coat of Seal 'n Lock is applied, which bonds the sand in the joints together to help inhibit sand loss, weed growth, and ant mines.
Step 3: Applying Seal 'n Lock
Finally, using the Seal 'n Lock Spray Application System, Peter's Pressure Washing will apply both a flood coat and top coat of sealer. The purpose of the flood coat is to saturate the joints with a high volume of sealer in order to lock the joint sand in place. The top coat provides added protection and enhancement. Our customers are consistently surprised at the transformation that takes place when the process is finished!