When You Should Get Your Pavers Sealed

Pavers are a big investment for your home, and it’s natural to want them to stay in fantastic condition for as long as possible. Of course, there are many things you can do to maintain your pavers: keep them clean, refrain from dropping very heavy appliances on them, and have any small breaks or scratches addressed immediately. That being said, the most important thing that homeowners can do to preserve their pavers is to have them professionally sealed. There’s a common misconception that sealing should happen right after your pavers are installed – however, that’s actually incorrect and detrimental. Though sealing your pavers after installation is crucial, it should never happen instantly after. So when should you get your pavers sealed? The short answer is that it depends. The more detailed answer is below.

Never Seal Your Pavers Right After Installation

Many paver companies – including us – share content about the importance of paver sealing, calling it the critical last step of your paver installation process. Though that’s technically true, paver sealing should not happen at the same time – or even right after – your installation. Why?

Because your pavers need to cure and settle before sealant is applied. Sealing your pavers too early will cause excess moisture to be trapped with your pavers, weakening them over time.

When You Should Get Your Pavers Sealed

As we mentioned above, when you should get your pavers sealed will depend on a variety of factors including:
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The type of sealant being used (film-forming vs. non-film-forming)

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The type of pavers you’re installing

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The requirements outlined by your pavers’ manufacturer

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The weather between installation and sealing (the more rain, the longer you’ll need to wait to make sure your pavers are completely dried.

Luckily, working with a paver installer you trust makes it easy: they’ll know the answers to all of these questions, and they’ll be able to guide and advise you about the best way – and time – to proceed with paver sealing. Most pavers are sealed between a week and 30 days after installation, depending on the factors outlined above, and re-sealed every 3-5 years. Be sure to speak with your trusted installer to find out about sealing requirements and timelines.
Ensuring that your home has beautiful, pristine pavers for years to come starts with knowing when you should get your pavers sealed (or, at least, how to get that information). If you have any questions about paver selection, installation, or sealing, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts. We’re happy to give you a free quote.

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