A paver driveway can add great curb appeal to a home, and a paver patio and pool deck can create the perfect ambiance. There are various styles that you can choose from to suit your unique style. Pavers can have a modern look, a casual look, or an eccentric look. Pavers are known to be affordable, durable, and easy to maintain.

The different types of pavers include natural stone, brick, concrete, marble, travertine, rubber, and flagstone. Pavers are used to create driveways, pool decks, patios, and more. Brick pavers have been used as surfacing materials for centuries and can be a great alternative to concrete. Brick pavers are made by molding clay and baking it in a kiln, they will then be set into a base on the driveway or patio. Another great perk to having pavers rather than a concrete slab is that it is easier to replace a section or area if a crack or other damage occurs. Paver driveway cleaning and repairing are vital in keeping your house looking as new as possible from the outside. 


How Can I Make My Pavers Look Brand New?


The most natural way to clean stone and concrete paver surfaces is to use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Another way to restore pavers is by using an acrylic-based semitransparent concrete stain. Really the best way to achieve a brand new look for your pavers is to hire a professional to seal your pavers. Sealing your pavers will protect them from the elements, like rain, snow, ice, and even the sun using an invisible layer on top of your pavers that repels water, oil, and anything else that may drop onto your pavers. Having your pavers sealed will even enhance the bricks’ color while preventing stains and other signs of aging from occurring.


Should I Seal My New Pavers?


The dyes and pigments that give your pavers their colors can be preserved with sealant, so it is vital to get your pavers sealed right away, otherwise, the color will begin to deteriorate from the sun’s rays. Sealing your pavers will not only keep them looking fresh and new, but will also keep mold and other natural build-ups from growing within the joints of the pavers. 


Are There Different Types of Sealants? 


There are essentially two types of paver sealants, and those are:

Film-forming – This type of sealant will provide the pavers with a gloss or semi-gloss finish. The film-forming sealants offer the ultimate protection because they create a physical barrier on the paver surface.

Non-film-forming – This type of sealant will give the pavers a matte finish. Non-film-forming sealer is also known as penetrating sealers and will work by increasing surface tension to cause beading rather than soaking into the pavers. 


How Often Should I Have My Paver Sealer Reapplied?


The general rule of thumb for reapplying sealant to pavers is every 3-5 years. You should be able to notice when the physical barrier is showing signs of wear for film-forming sealants. Whereas with non-film-forming sealants, you should begin to see a considerable change in the color of the pavers during rain, which indicates the sealant is wearing thin. Paver patio and paver driveway restoration can transform the entire appearance of your yard when executed properly. 


Renew Paver Sealing has over 20 years of experience in restoring, repairing, and protecting paver and stone surfaces. For more information on paver sealing, give us a call!