Sealers protect your pavers from stains and water damage. The “finish” of the particular sealer may increase the beauty of the paving stone, bringing out the colours vividly. Since concrete pavers are dyed with colour pigments you may need a sealant to help prolong the colour, especially if you live in a sunny area, as your pavers may fade over time. It will also make it easier to maintain, as you can easily wash away any dirt, and weeds and ants become significantly reduced. The sealer can also harden the sand in the joints, making the whole patio, driveway, or walkway even more solid.
Sealers can be applied every year or every two years, when possible. In general, a good seal will last you around 2-4 years, though you can do it whenever you think the appearance or durability of the project requires it. However, do not seal your paving stones until the efflorescence (white chalky material) has disappeared from the pavers. This can take about three months to occur. The reason for this is that the sealer not only keeps things out – it also keeps them in. Thus, the pavers won’t be able breath to help get rid of the white chalky material if they’ve been sealed up tight.
Yes, you can paint concrete pavers, it will not only gives them a whole new aesthetic, it will provides them with a protective coating and makes them easier for you to clean. Make sure you prepare the surface and clean it properly beforehand. Once the concrete is ready, applying the primer then the paint. You can easier spray or roll paint. After painting, you’ll want to seal your pavers to protect your newly applied color. Painting is an ideal way to revive dull, gray concrete.
Interlocking concrete pavers have a special feature that enables pavers to be easily installed without the use of mortar. Interlocking pavers form a patterned surface which can be put into service immediately.
Absolutely, concrete paving stones are a great way to preserve your driveway against the elements and your vehicles while simultaneously beautifying your home and increasing its appraised value. It is safe to drive on.
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