Sealing pavers and stone is not a do it yourself project. It is extremely time consuming and detail orientated. Having the right equipment and knowing what to look for is extremely important. Sometimes a soft touch is needed and other times you must break out the heavy equipment.
Hiring your landscaping company to clean, install polymeric sand and seal is not a great idea either.
Over the course of the years I’ve seen situations where when installing polymeric joint sand, they leave too much in the joints and some even on the surface of the pavers. This will cause wide white joints that look like failing grout lines. Then without properly blowing off the pavers it will leave a white haze that will get trapped under the sealer.
Another huge mistake is sealing the pavers before they were dry leading to the white haze on the surface of the pavers. These are all situations that can be around for a long time and although not permanent, you don’t need the added expense of doing it a second time.
CLEANING AND SEALING IS NOT A ONE DAY JOB
Sealing your concrete or brick pavers is a wise investment and when installed right can give you years of enjoyment and protection.
Concrete and brick pavers have become very popular for outdoor hardscapes, driveways, patios, sidewalks and outdoor kitchens. Pavers are simply small pre-cast blocks of colored concrete that are assembled in various patterns. Although pavers are very hard and durable, they are also extremely porous. This makes them very vulnerable to oil stains, spills and moisture related problems such as efflorescence. The sand between and below the pavers is also a weak point. It can easily wash away with heavy rain and will also quickly start to grow weeds soon after construction. Both can cause serious structural problems for your pavers. Sealing your pavers can address all these issues, as well as enhance and restore the colors to your pavers. We at Stone Creations of Long Island Pavers and Masonry Corp. have sealers that leave a completely natural appearance, and paver sealers that beautifully enhance the colors and leave a rich wet look.
Sealing not only protects the paver itself, but also the sand between the pavers. As the sealer soaks deep into the sand joint, it hardens and locks the sand into a solid mass that cannot wash away or grow weeds…
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At Stone Creations of Long Island Pavers and Masonry Corporation, our goal is to not only help you design and build your outdoor or indoor project, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a full-service design/build company with a wide range of experience. We can help you with all phases of masonry construction, design and landscaping.
Our excellent reputation and long list of satisfied clients attest to our superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, clear communication, honesty and integrity. Just ask for our client reference list.
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Stone Creations of Long Island Pavers and Masonry specializes in masonry design and installation, serving communities all across Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn in all aspects of home improvement and repair. From custom brickwork and pavers to asphalt and concrete, Stone Creations of Long Island provides free estimates at your home or business seven days a week. With experienced employees, and a knowledgeable staff, Stone Creations of Long Island knows your home is your greatest investment and choosing the right masonry team to protect and enhance that investment is important. For any inquiries, we look forward to your questions and helping on your next home improvement or commercial project of any scale.
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Pavers will last a life time if properly looked after. Pavers are low maintenance, giving you more time to enjoy your outdoor living area rather than maintaining it. Pavers just need a regular hosing down to remove any excess dirt or debris that may appear from the surrounding garden. High pressure cleaners can be used but make sure the force is not too fierce or it could damage the pavers. A simple wash will ensure your pavers preserve that pristine appearance for many years to come. Also using a paver sealant when installed properly will ensure your investment will last for many years to come and it also enhances the colors and makes it much more easier to clean.
Concrete slabs are very popular mainly because of the low costs involved for the installation. However, you must consider the long term benefits and costs involved. The costs of repairing pavers can be far more beneficial that those for repairing a concrete slab.
Cracking can occur in a pavement of any kind, most commonly caused by earth movement and weather conditions. If there is a crack in a paver, that one paver can be easily removed and replaced and look brand new again. There would be no evidence of the cracking. However, if there was cracking in a concrete slab, to repair this would mean the whole slab would have to be removed and laid again. The only other alternative is to leave the slab as is which will look very unattractive and can become hazardous over a period of time.
Realistically, the costs benefits of installing a concrete slab may initially seem to exceed the installation of pavers, however the costs benefits of pavers will far outweigh the concrete slab in the long term.
Contact Stone Creations of Long Island Pavers and Masonry for a free consultation