Frequently Asked Questions About Brick Pavers
Your decorative brick pavers represent a significant investment in your residential, commercial, industrial or civic hardscape. Keep them as beautiful and structurally sound as the day they were installed with high-quality cleaning, sanding, sealing, care, and paver restoration products from Nu-Again. At our company, we are your source for options for paver sealers in St. Charles, Illinois. We proudly serve as a reliable leader in joint stabilization and high quality penetrating sealant for the pavers and hardscape industries.
Our products will help you deal with even the most stubborn tar, grease or rust stains and weed growth that threaten the beauty of your pavers. Our paver sealers ensure your hardscape project is protected and structurally sound from day one. These are some of the most frequent questions asked from our customers:
What Does Sealing Do for Pavers?
Sealing is meant to protect pavers' from the elements and anything foreign that were to fall on them. It creates an invisible barrier on top of the pavers that repels water, oil, and anything else you might accidentally drop on your driveway or pool deck, so long as you wash it clean as soon as you spot it. Sealing also preserves the pavers’ natural beauty for years to come. Unfortunately, just sealing does not prevent ants from coming up from your lawn and from weeds sprouting up due to seeds in the air. Our services include addressing the joints, which is the correct way to restore and protect your paver sealers. Don’t ever just seal without addressing the joints!
How Long Does The Process Take?
It's usually a 3-day process (weather permitting, of course). The first day we safely clean your project utilizing professional grade cleaners and sate of the art equipment. This process will remove dirt, weeds, grass, and most stains. On the second day, Nu-Again sweeps and blows off the residual sand to the dried substrate. After the sand is properly applied it is then wet down to lock it into place. Lastly, on the third day, Nu-Again technicians apply one or two coats of sealer depending on the porosity of the substrate. We suggest vehicles be driven over completed jobs 8 hours after sealing is done. Pedestrians may walk on the sealed surface after just a couple of hours but we recommend at least 4 hours.
When Do My Pavers Need Re-Sanding?
Joint sand is the finishing touch of any job related to paver sealers. It gets into the little spaces between the pavers and secures them, preventing them from moving or shifting. After pressure cleaning, sometimes sand is blasted out of place. Re-sanding is recommended where necessary. Most people think that the sand needs to come all the way to the surface. Sand is securing the pavers together and does not need to be seen to do its job. If spaces are unusually large between the pavers, they might be shifting due do damage to your edge restraints and you might be in need of some repairs.
Will Sealing My Pavers Make Them Shine?
Sealing is made to protect the pavers and also to preserve their beauty. Paver sealers have a darker original color than other pavers. Sometimes you might get the pavers to really shine, but it depends on your pavers' colors. Darker colors tend to have a more noticeable sheen than lighter ones. Again, this is a bonus that comes with sealing and not its main purpose. This is why we offer different finishes, natural, and enhanced.