PAVER SEALING SERVICES
OUR PAVER SEALING PROCESS
Step 1. Prepping Pavers.
Step 2. Installing Paver sand.
This is why we use polymeric sand. On its own polymeric sand can help reduce maintenance cleaning. Polymeric Sand is a blend of sand and special additives designed to fill the joints between concrete pavers and brick pavers. When proper preparation is taken (such as weed killer, insect repellant/removal), this polymeric jointing sand has the potential to reduce weed growth, resist rain washout and help prevent insect penetration, compared to playground sand.
Installing sand is not as simple as you would think. A lot of times we find excess sand in between the joints left by previous contractors. Successfully installed polymeric sand should be 1/8” below the top of paver. Excess sand can retain moisture, causing sealant to fail and leave a white haze. Excess sand will also lead to pieces of the sand itself to break off, leaving the joints exposed.
When we install sand, we first use a push broom to install in between the joints. After we have filled all the joints, we use a leaf blower to remove the excess sand and any dust left behind from the polymeric sand.
Step 3. Choosing and Installing sealant.
We apply Cobble-Loc with a 12-volt pump sprayer. Doing so allows us to spray uniformly and consistently. After we spray on the first layer, we wait a couple hours and apply the second layer. After we’re done, we install stakes, caution tapes and cones if needed. Customers must wait 4-6 hours before walking on sealed pavers and 48 hours before driving a vehicle on the sealed pavers.