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Getting your surfaces sealed creates a layer just below the surface protecting any stains, mold, moss and just about anything from forming on your surfaces. Cleaning after the fact of sealing is as simple as a hose going over it as it prevents anything from sticking to the concrete.

Brick & Concrete Sealing: About



When you apply a sealant to your pavers, it gives them a clean, wet look with a glossy finish, depending on the finish of the sealant you use. It will not alter the color of the paver but will instead highlight the hue of the material and enhance the color of the pavers. Plus, the color will stay looking new because sealers provide protection against UV rays that can cause fading.


The biggest benefit of getting your surfaces sealed is the longevity of the surfaces. The concrete can expect to see 3-7 years of life added to it when sealed, and 3-5 years of protection on brick. The sealer penetrates the surface and creates a layer repelling all moisture from seeping into the concrete. The reason this is so important is in the spring and the fall especially in our climate it gets hot and then cold over and over causing the water to freeze and thaw over and over making your concrete or brick shrink and expand which causes cracking in the concrete or brick.


Pavers made of concrete, natural stone, and brick can be susceptible to fading, mildew, rust, and staining over time. Applying a sealant can prevent stains and other signs of aging plus it makes it far easier to wash away the dirt, grease, and grime that they’re regularly exposed to without leaving behind residual effects.  Sealers also offer some degree of moisture resistance. Brick, stone, and concrete are porous materials which means that water can easily penetrate the surface. When that water freezes, it can expand and cause the paver to crack. The water can also start to mold or result in grass or weed growth between the stones. The sealer works into the pores of the paver as well as the cracks between to prevent that water from settling and causing damage.


Installing pavers constructed of a porous material allows them to trap a significant amount of moisture underneath the installation. This can make it a challenge to create a firm foundation to build your pathway, patio, porch, or whatever have you because there’s no way to remove moisture from underneath. 
If you apply a sealer over top, you’re basically creating a barrier that will keep the water from reaching the foundation and making run-off from precipitation more efficient.  If you’ve added pavers to a space that does not receive a lot of foot traffic and is, therefore, less likely to get stained you may choose to skip the sealing process and just display the raw appearance of the paver material.

Brick & Concrete Sealing: List
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