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See Our Paver Clean­ing & Seal­ing Process

Paver Seal­ing Day­tona brings over a decade of hands-​on expe­ri­ence to every project. Our job is to get your brick pavers as clean as pos­si­ble, and that starts with using the right equip­ment. Our commercial-​grade power wash­ing equip­ment helps get the dirty work done, and reduces the need for harm­ful chem­i­cals. Begin­ning the clean­ing process starts with a visual inspec­tion of the paver deck and not­ing prob­lem areas that may need extra atten­tion dur­ing the wash­ing process.


How We Clean Your Pavers

1. To clean the paver area, we begin using a com­mer­cial grade sur­face cleaner that has a rotat­ing bar with 2 spray tips. This oper­ates at 35004000 psi and will thor­oughly scrub the pavers and paver joints with­out caus­ing dam­age. We then “cross wash” the paver area again, so it gets “dou­ble scrubbed” to ensure they’re clean, and to help remove algae buildup or dirty sand between the paver joints.

2. We then use a wand to pres­sure wash around all edges, cor­ners, columns, etc. Pool areas also get detailed around the pool screen, pool cop­ing, hot tubs, and other water fea­tures. The wand helps remove paint spots, mor­tar, grease, and more from the sur­face of your pavers.

Rins­ing The Paver Area

3. After the wash­ing process, we thouroughly rinse all dirt and debris from the paver area. Flus­ing the mold and algae from the paver joints is a key part of the rins­ing process. Once the pavers are rinsed, it’s time to re-​sand all the paver joints.

Apply­ing Weed /​Growth Inhibitor

4. Once rinsed, we apply a pro­pri­etary “paver safe” mix­ture to inhibit weed growth in the grooves in between the pavers.

Resand­ing The Paver Joints

5. Resand­ing the paver joints is very impor­tant, as the sand pro­vides the sta­bil­ity of your entire paver sys­tem. We use a coarse-​grained masonry sand and fill to within approx­i­mately 1/​8″ of the paver edge using the “wet sand­ing” method. Wet sand­ing is bet­ther than sweep­ing because the wet sand set­tles to the low­est point and allows us to fill them prop­erly and rinse away the excess.

6. Once the sand­ing of the paver joints is com­plete, we use a blower to blow any excess sand off the pavers before apply­ing the sealer.

Apply­ing The Sealer– Flood Coat

7. The first coat of sealer to be applied is called a “flood coat”. The paver joints and sur­face of the pavers are actu­ally flooded with sealer to ensure the sand absorbs the sealer, and that the paver itself gets soaked to cre­ate the bar­rier between your pavers and the ele­ments. Get­ting the sealer deep into the paver helps bring out the true col­ors of your paver sys­tem, and keep them there.

Apply­ing The 2nd Coat of Sealer

8. A sec­ond coat, or “top coat” is also applied to help form the pro­tec­tive bar­rier your pavers need, and to deliver more sealer to the paver joints. The 2nd coat adds another layer of pro­tec­tion helps give your paver sys­tem a hint of shine with­out becom­ing slip­pery or too shiny.
After the sealer fully cures, the sand will be fully locked into the paver joints, col­ors enhnaced, and long-​lasting pro­tec­tion against the elements.

Fin­ish­ing The Job

9. After the sealer is applied, we use a back­pack blower to help dis­perse excess sealer and to help recoat the paver sur­face. We make sure to wipe down pool cage, slid­ing doors, track drains, etc. For dri­ve­ways, we make sure that all dirt and debris is rinsed from side­walks and curb areas.

Seal ‘n Lock rec­om­mends wait­ing 24 hours to return fur­ni­ture to patios, and 48 hours before dri­ving vehi­cles on dri­ve­ways or paver road­ways. Read more about Seal ‘n Lock Paver Seal­ing Prod­ucts Here

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