To protect your newly installed concrete pavers, you should seal them. Jesse from Ewing Irrigation has some great tips on why paver and travertine sealing is important and how to apply them. Make sure to subscribe and check out their channel for more landscaping tips and tricks to make your home more beautiful.
Paver and travertine sealing can help keep prevent food, oils, and grease from penetrating the surface of the hardscape. They also help protect against damage from cold weather, which can cause the pavers to freeze and thaw, as well as protect the color from fading due to the sun’s rays.
Along with this, you can help restore the color of your pavers and make them look brand new.
First, you need to clean the surface you will be applying sealer to. If you don’t, there will be debris stuck under the sealer after laying it down. A great way to make sure your surface is fully clean is to use a pressure washer. Paver pressure washing will get all of the dirt and grime out of those hard-to-reach places, like the cracks. According to Jesse, if this isn’t your first time sealing this area of pavers, you must remove the old coating before the new one.
Once you’re done power washing the surface, let it dry, and then you can start applying sealer. Before using a sealer, make sure you read the manufacturer’s directions and safety information. This is important with any product you are using. You must make sure that the paver surface temperature is between 40 and 90 degrees. This will ensure the paver sealing will run smoothly. A pump sprayer may be a great tool to use during this project. You will be able to apply the sealer evenly, ensuring penetration. Once you are done, you can let it dry, and this area will be ready to be used within 24 to 48 hours to dry, according to research and Jesse.
No matter what your goal is with sealing your pavers, you can trust that you will be happy with the results. If you want to learn more about keeping your pavers well-maintained and want more information, you can visit your local Ewing branch or visit them online at ewingirrigation.com.