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Pavers Before and After Clean
Paver Driveway Washing

Paver Cleaning

Why should I clean my pavers?

Getting your exterior brick and pavers professionally cleaned will not only protect your investment but brighten and refresh your outdoor space. Gulf2Bay uses a lower pressure soft wash technique that will thoroughly clean the area without the risk of damaging the pavers as normal pressure washing or power washing would. All chemicals used with soft wash cleaning are 100% biodegradable, low VOC, water-based, and bleach stable. With all the caked-on dirt from foot traffic and organic growth from nature’s elements, our soft washing solution has the power to kill that harmful bacteria, making the green and black algae completely disappear, without the use or need of high pressure.

How We Cleans Pavers Safely

Paver patios, driveways, and walkways collect an enormous amount of dirt due to the porous nature of the material, making cleaning them a messy job. To get the surface of the pavers cleaned evenly, it takes the right equipment and approach. Using pressurized water and special eco-friendly cleaners to prevent harm to nearby plants and wildlife, we employ a slow, measured approach to guarantee that each part of the paver deck or pathway is given the same amount of attention. This ensures that none of the pavers sink or move, and each one is left looking clean and new. Once this process is complete, sanding the pavers is recommended to restore the pavers to the original look, followed by the application of a sealant to ensure the results of the cleaning last.

Paver Sanding & Sealing

What are the benefits of sealing my pavers?

There are many benefits to having your pavers sealed once the cleaning process is complete. Sealing stabilizes the joints between pavers to protect against the wear and tear caused by winter weather, rapid changes in outdoor temperature, pounding summer sun, and more.

Some of the top advantages to applying a seal on your pavers include:

Preserves the original color and finish of the pavers

Protects pavers against cracks and chips caused by normal wear and tear over a long period

Repels potential stains and inclement weather damage

Prevents weed growth between the individual pavers, helping them keep a uniform and well-maintained look

Paver Sanding
Paver Sealing Before and After

Renew Your Pavers & Stone

Whether the surface is brand new or has been installed for years, preparation of the pavers before sealing is vital to help achieve successful, beautiful, long-lasting results. The first step is to give them a good wash. After removing and covering all furniture, plants, and equipment from the area, we make sure to sweep or blow away any loose soil and debris from the surface.  

Our technicians survey the area for visible staining to determine stain types and quality that may require special cleaning. We choose the appropriate spot cleaner to remove any unsightly blemishes on the surface. This is followed by an overall surface wash, employed with eco-friendly additives that eradicates any harmful bacteria, algae, and moss growth, leaving the area disinfected and clean.

Joint sand is a necessary component to aid in the interlocking system of the paver, keeping them more stabilized and level. However, not all sand is created equal. Common particles like silica or play sand are rounder in shape and have no structure, making them easy to dislodge under pressure. The joint sand we utilize is angular in shape, which creates stability in the joint and prevents the particles from moving around. This interlocking method is applied between the pavers to keep them in place and prevent any open space for weeds and insects to infiltrate.

The sand is also available in different varieties to match the aesthetic of the paver or stone material.

Once the sand is applied and set, we coat the surface with either a film-forming or penetrating sealer. Selecting the right option is dependent on what the project owner is looking to achieve by sealing the surface.

Film-forming sealers form a breathable stain-resistant and UV-protected film on the surface, making it easier to clean and maintain. Most will provide a level of sheen from a matte to a semi-gloss, all the way to a heavier “wet look” with a variety of tone options. These types of sealers last anywhere from 2-4 years before the surface should be resealed.

Penetrating sealers permeate the surface to create a breathable non-film-forming barrier of protection. Some penetrating sealers contain silane/siloxane formulas, which offer a natural look without altering the surface enhancement or sheen level. They provide durable surface protection that includes superior water repellency and salt blocking. In areas more susceptible to staining, a fluorinated semi-penetrating sealer provides an extra layer of stain-blocking protection that won’t affect the appearance of your pavers or natural stone. Depending on environmental and site conditions, life expectancy for penetrating sealers is anywhere from 5-10 years before needing re-application.

Ideally, once a surface is newly installed and a sealer is applied, a maintenance plan should be put in place to keep it looking beautiful for a lifetime.

Even durable paver materials like brick and natural forms of stone can get damaged over time. Sealing against this damage prevents the added expense of having to repair or replace damaged pavers.
For professional help with this dirty but necessary task, contact Gulf2Bay SoftWash today!


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