Paver sealing is an easy and cheap way to make sure that the life of your paving system is prolonged. Whether you are using concrete for you pool deck or asphalt for your driveway, sealing your paving system can never hurt. Sealing should always be considered a regular part of paving maintenance and, with sealing done at regular intervals, it could help to make your paving system last for years to come. Let us be your neighborhood pavement sealant professionals.
Benefits to Sealing
Sealing has an incredible amount of benefits when it is applied to your paving system. Because water is a natural damaging agent when it gets under your pavement, protecting from water leakage is a major plus. Because water can cause soil issue and, when it freezes, can cause cracking of your pavement, keeping it out from under your pavement should be a high priority. Sealant helps to whisk water away, leaving your paving system in tact. Sealant also protect from other elemental attackers like sunlight and air. By forming a layer around your paving, sealant will keep your paving system looking and functioning like new.
What We Use for Sealant
There are three general types of sealant and, which we use on your pavement, is totally up to you. There are factors to consider like cost and set time and material, but we can help you with all of that. Tar based sealant is the most expensive, but also the most effective at keeping your paving system pristine. Petroleum based sealant is an average cost sealant and generally goes on clear, with decent protection. Asphalt based sealant is the cheapest option and, while it doesn’t hold up to the elements as well, it is still leagues better than having no sealant at all.
Pool Deck Sealing
Pool deck sealing is an absolute necessity in keeping your pool deck looking beautiful and clean. Not only do these sealants help protect against rain and the sun, they also help to protect your pool pavement from degrading thanks to the chemicals used in pools. Pool sealing should be done at least once per year, because the chemicals of the pool will slowly make your pool paving fail. This can lead to dangerous situations like structural cracking and hazards which can cause hurt feet and danger to swimmers
When Should You Seal
Sealant should be applied every one to three years. The length of time that you choose to seal your pavement on depends on a plethora of factors. Time between sealing is determined by what material you use for your pavement. It’s also determined by what type of sealant you’ve used in the past and what type of sealant you’re going to use next. Beyond that, time between sealing is also determined by weather conditions in your area and how harsh outside elements have been in the last year. All of these factors, together, should go in to helping you make a decision about schedule pavement sealing.