When should you seal Seal New Pavers?

Having pavers installed is a good way to boost your home’s curb appeal and property value. Paver designs and ideas are can seem endless. Most commonly, pavers are used for driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool decks, and more. The type, shape, look, size, and color of pavers can also vary widely in choice. There are so many varieties of pavers in today’s market but that can be part of the fun. After spending a lot of time and money picking your paver design and once the pavers are installed, it is important to protect your investment.

Sealing new pavers will help create a more durable structure because the sealer solidifies joint sands and locks the pavers together. Paver sealer also retards joint sand erosion by creating a weather barrier. Depending on the sealer, it can also enhance the natural beauty of the pavers really increasing the overall appearance.

There has been some debate about when to seal new pavers. Generally speaking, you can seal new pavers as soon as the surface and ground around the pavers is dry. In other words, new pavers can be sealed immediately after the surface dries following installation as long you use a "cure and seal" paver sealer that is breathable.

However, waiting a few weeks to make sure there is no efflorescence is a common occurrence and is recommended by some experts. Efflorescence is the releasing of salts in the pavers. Salts can seep from the surface and create a white haze on the pavers. If efflorescence does show up, it is important to clean the pavers with efflorescence cleaner prior to sealing them.

 

Breathable Paver Sealers

  • SuperSeal25, SuperSeal30, SuperSeal Matte
  • Surebond SB-6000

Sealing new pavers is a good idea and knowing when to seal new pavers is the key to a successful project. Sealed pavers can last many years and give you a prolonged time of use if they are well kept and maintained regularly.

When to Seal New Pavers

 

Having pavers installed is a good way to boost your home’s curb appeal and property value. Paver designs and ideas are can seem endless. Most commonly, pavers are used for driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool decks, and more. The type, shape, look, size, and color of pavers can also vary widely in choice. There are so many varieties of pavers in today’s market but that can be part of the fun. After spending a lot of time and money picking your paver design and once the pavers are installed, it is important to protect your investment.

 

Sealing new pavers will help create a more durable structure because the sealer solidifies joint sands and locks the pavers together. Paver sealer also retards joint sand erosion by creating a weather barrier. Depending on the sealer, it can also enhance the natural beauty of the pavers really increasing the overall appearance.

 

There has been some debate about when to seal new pavers. Generally speaking, you can seal new pavers as soon as the surface and ground around the pavers is dry. In other words, new pavers can be sealed immediately after the surface dries following installation.

 

However, waiting a few weeks to make sure there is no efflorescence is a common occurrence and is recommended by some experts. Efflorescence is the releasing of salts in the pavers. Salts can seep from the surface and create a white haze on the pavers. If efflorescence does show up, it is important to clean the pavers with efflorescence cleaner prior to sealing them.

 

Sealing new pavers is a good idea and knowing when to seal new pavers is the key to a successful project. Sealed pavers can last many years and give you a prolonged time of use if they are well kept and maintained regularly.

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    Brick Paver Sealer · 05/16/2017
    Try the Supreme Shield SB-600.

    http://www.brickpaversealer.com/wet-look/no-gloss

    You can seal the new pavers as long as they a clean and do not show any signs of efflorescence.
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    Anna Marie S. · 05/16/2017
    Installed new pool and pavers. What is the best sealer for wet look and no slip? I live in Apopka Florida. When can I seal new pavers?
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    Brick Paver Sealer · 04/24/2016
    Use the SuperSeal Matte or the SuperSeal 30. Just clean with water unless you have some kind of stain to remove.
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    ED ANTHONY · 04/24/2016
    HI, Pavers installed 2 years now. Half of the pavers are in full sun 24/7 other half full shade I need to clean and seal now before it gets to hot. I want the best cleaner and sealer. I like the wet/gloss/matte look just concerned with the sun/shade which product will wear the most evenly. THANK YOU ED
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    Administrator · 03/15/2015
    Richard, you would want the SuperSeal 30 for this in Fl. Please call us on Monday at 866.856.3325.
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    RICHARD Davenport · 03/14/2015
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