How to Maintain Brick Pavers in 2019

Brick Pavers can create beautiful additions to your landscaping. They can be configured and designed to work any in area including patios, walkways, and driveways. To protect the brick pavers from damaging effects of weathering, it is needed to maintain your pavers on a consistent basis.

This article will explain the benefits of sealing your pavers and the needed steps to keep them looking great year round!

Benefits of sealing your Brick Pavers:

  • Reduces UV Damage
  • Enhances Color and Appearance
  • Can Leave a Shine
  • Reduces Weeds
  • Reduces Insects
  • Seals from Oil and Rust Stains
  • Protects from Salts

How To Seal Brick Pavers

  1. Clean all brick pavers with a pressure washer. If needed remove old paver sealer that has failed or discolored with a Paver Sealer Stripper. Use an appropriate Paver Cleaner to remove stains and spills.
  2. Wait 24-48 hours. Do any needed repairs and leveling of bricks and steps
  3. Sweep in jointing sand between the paver stones
  4. Remove excess sand with a leaf blower. It is important that your sand is 1/4" below the paver edge. You do not want the sand level with the pavers.
  5. Using your Brick Paver Sealer of choice, apply the sealer following the manufacturer's directions and spread rate. This can be accomplished with a high-quality pump sprayer or with a roller. If rolling, make sure to be careful of removing the sand from the joints accidentally.

How To Seal Pavers

How To Maintain Brick Paver Sealers

Brick Paver Sealers will dull and lose their luster over time but will still "seal" the surface for many years. Using these tips below you can extend the life and look of your paver sealer dramatically and without the need to seal them every year.

  1. Seal with a High-Quality Solvent Based Paver Sealer
  2. Apply a solvent such as Aromatic 100 to restore the look of the sealer every 12-18 months. This solvent will reset the current sealer, making it look like it is brand new. The sealer will still be intact but it can dull from dirt and Ultra Violet radiation. You can do this process 1-2 times before the need of reapplying the sealer.
  3. Reapply a Paver Sealer every 2-3 years or as needed

These simple steps will save you the money of sealing too often and the potential issues of overapplication.

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    Paula · 05/02/2022
    What is the best product to seal the sand seam between the brick patio and the house?  That area is washing out quicker than the rest.
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      Brick Paver Sealer · 05/02/2022
      No sealer can prevent this. The issue is not the sand or the sealer but large gaps or voids in the foundation between the pavers and the house. 
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    Lyn G · 02/28/2021
    Is this available in australia
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    Brick Paver Sealer · 06/27/2014
    30% solid acrylic.
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    Don Bevin · 06/27/2014
    What type of solids are used in the super seal 30.?
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    Dickie · 01/04/2014
    Will paver sealants turn opaque in the hot sun. We had sealant put on the overlay of some concrete work we had done and it turned opaque making it look awful! I don't want this to happen to my pavers.
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    Brick Paver Sealer · 09/08/2013
    It depends but most wait a few months.
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    Eileen · 09/08/2013
    how soon after brickpavers are laid do you seal them? when is the first time?