Thinking About Pressure Washing Your Pavers? Here’s Why You Should Get them Sealed Instead.

Lots of homeowners aren’t too sure what professional paver maintenance services are available. As time goes on and debris accumulates on your pavers, it’s normal to look into professional pressure washing in the same way that you would for any other part of your property’s exterior. However, what most people don’t know is that pressure washing is not the best solution out there for keeping your pavers pristine – paver sealing is. If you’re thinking about pressure washing your pavers, there are a few things you should know first. In this blog post, we’ll go over the pros and cons of both pressure washing and paver sealing so that you can be equipped to make the best possible investment for your pavers. Let’s get started.

Paver Pressure Washing Explained

Pressure washing is the most common solution for homeowners looking to keep the exterior of their property clean – and, usually, this is for good reason. It’s an easy, quick way to make a major impact on the appearance of your home, and it can be very effective at removing harmful growths like algae and mold from your surfaces.

However, the thing about pressure washing is that it’s retroactive. There’s nothing inherently wrong with pressure washing your pavers, but it does nothing to prevent that same debris from starting to accumulate on them again the moment you’re done. Pressure washing is also completely ineffective at protecting your pavers against fading, discoloration, cracking, or chipping.

Ultimately, the problem that needs to be addressed with pavers is that they’re left exposed to the elements and, as a consequence, can experience serious deterioration over time. Pressure washing only treats a small amount of the symptoms of paver deterioration, but it is does nothing to prevent it from happening in the first place. Paver sealing, however, is a different story.

A Closer Look at Paver Sealing

Paver sealing is done by placing an invisible and impenetrable barrier over your actual pavers. This thin but resilient barrier shields your pavers from coming into direct contact with the countless elements that could cause them damage, including algae, mold spores, direct sunlight and UV rays, water and chlorine, and heavy items, to name a few.
Paver sealing is the only way to effectively protect your pavers against various kinds of deterioration, including:
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Algae, mold, and mildew

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Fading and discoloration

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Chipping and cracking

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Staining or bacteria from debris

Paver sealing can be done at any time, as long as it’s been 30 or more days since your pavers were installed. One installation of sealer can last anywhere from one to two years, making it an easy, fast, and low-maintenance way to keep your pavers looking as pristine as possible.
If you were thinking about pressure washing your pavers, we hope the above information was useful. Consider paver sealing as a more effective, longer-lasting alternative that keeps your pavers fully protected against damage in the long term. To learn more or to get a free quote on paver sealing, contact us.

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