Can Anyone Clean and Seal My Pavers



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It is always important to finish the paver restoration process with a layer of protective sealer to protect your paver system, enhance paver color and texture and make routine maintenance easier.

There are many companies out there who offer paver cleaning services, but lack the experience and knowledge on how to properly restore your pavers. Proper paver restoration goes beyond just pressure washing the surface. Incorrect amount of water pressure, improper pressure tools, harsh chemicals and generic sealers can all result in irreparable damage to your pavers.

Generic pressure wash companies are generally not familiar with the intricacies of the interlocking paver system and may inadvertently damage your pavers. These types of companies usually just clean the top surface of your pavers, not addressing missing joint sand or protective paver sealer.

“Proper paver restoration goes beyond just pressure washing the surface.”

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1. Incorrect Amount of Water Pressure and Incorrect Tools

Trails and Streaks – Often times, generic pressure washing companies will use a water hose to begin the cleaning process. Most often than not, these hoses are using a jet style tip which applies an incorrect amount of water pressure in small concentrated areas which makes it very difficult for the operator to apply an even amount of pressure throughout your entire system. This results in white streaks or trails, indicating exactly where water was sprayed and cannot be removed. This is due to the degradation of aggregates within the paver stone, leading to the deterioration of color and even missing pieces of the surface. At PaverWash, we always use a flat, round cleaning tool which ensures even distribution and easily controllable amounts pressure.

Missing Joint Sand – Another common issue with incorrect amount of water pressure is the removal of joint sand and damage to the paver surface. When joint sand is removed, this leaves your pavers very unstable and at a high risk for shifting. Missing joint sand also allows room for weeds to grow in between your pavers or water to penetrate below the joint sand. Joint sand is a crucial part of your paver system and it is always necessary to ensure your joint sand is refilled after pressure washing to ensure maximum stability. Unfortunately, this service is not always offered or prioritized by generic pressure washing companies.

2. Harsh Cleaners

Cleaning chemicals that are not specifically designed for use on pavers can cause permanent discoloration and other unsightly interactions. Generic cleaning products are often too harsh for pavers and can eat away at the aggregates and color pigments, leaving you with a more stained or uneven surface than before.

3. Generic and Uneven Sealers

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At PaverWash, we use top of the line, powerful flat surface machines specifically designs for pavers.

Aside from generic pressure washing companies, many people like to take on a “DIY” approach to their paver maintenance. This type of technique will almost always result in the same issues as above, creating irreparable damage or your pavers may not get clean at all. Only a professional paver cleaner who understands the delicacy and intricacy of your paver system should be trusted to truly protect and restore your paver system.

Why Should I Clean, Seal and Maintain My Pavers



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Protect your investment by cleaning, sealing, and restoring your pavers.

Although requiring less maintenance than concrete, you still need to maintain your pavers, despite common misconceptions. Everyday your pavers are exposed to Earth’s natural elements, weather, dirt, dust and traffic, all of which contribute to wear on your pavers. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you are protecting your investment, keeping your system in place and keeping your driveway, patio, pool deck and walkways looking beautiful!

Pavers maintenance goes beyond cleaning just the surface. It is crucial to attend and refill your joint sand and seal your pavers to keep your system in place and prevent joint sand from washing away. Not only does this ensure stability, but by sealing your pavers and filling joint sand, you are also preventing the growth of weeds and moss which can ultimately damage your pavers.

“Pavers maintenance goes beyond cleaning just the surface.”

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Moss growth between paver joint
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White haze on pavers and overfilled joint sand

Our top of the line, water-based paver sealers are available in a variety of finishes from natural to enhanced or low gloss and high gloss. Not only does sealing your pavers further stabilize your system, it also restores your pavers and brings back color and life, making your home look better than ever! Sealing your pavers will also make daily cleaning and maintenance easier, saving you time and money. Just like a layer of wax on your car, paver sealer helps to repel water, dirt, debris and stops impurities from sticking to your pavers. Although cleaning is just a simple as brushing away dirt and debris, your pavers should be cleaned and sealed every three to five years to ensure best results and optimal stability.

“We go beyond what most generic pressure washing companies can do, simply because we know pavers. ”

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PaverWash has perfected the most efficient and cost-effective way to clean, seal and restore your pavers, without wasting your time or money. By using our three-stage system, you are ensuring the best quality and life from your investment.

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Our pavers restoration experts are available to help you determine which sealer is best for your project.