Frequently Asked Questions
Paver Sealing Information and, Troubleshooting
Paver sealing is designed to protect pavers from rain, snow, ice and even sun (although most pavers are designed to be UV resistant). Sealing creates an invisible layer on top of your pavers that repels water, oil and anything else you might accidentally drop, as long as you wash it away as soon as you notice it.
The following questions are ones customers frequently ask us and therefore decided to post as information we think everyone should have access to.
There are many reasons to seal your pavers. Sealer will protect pavers from harsh UV rays which over time will fade the colors of the pavers. Sealer will also make the surface of the pavers less absorbent. This means muddy shoes, bird droppings, spills, etc. are easier to clean with a hose. Our sealer will also enhance the natural color of your pavers and help prevent sand washout between the joints.
Approximately 2-3 years depending on conditions before cleaning and reapplication is needed.
Costs vary depending on the porosity of your brick pavers, the size of your paved area(s), and the labor involved.
We are the only “All In One Day Process” system available that is also VOC compliant in all 50 states and environmentally friendly. Our brick paver sealer is water based and can be applied while the pavers are still wet. Labor and travel charges are minimized when using the Seal ‘n Lock System since you can complete an average job (4000 sq ft) in just one day!
Seal ‘n Lock System’s sealer will enhance the natural color of your pavers. Our sealer will penetrate and be absorbed below the surface of the pavers to protect against UV rays and spills. Our sealer will also help prevent mold, mildew, weed growth, and ants.
If a spill occurs you simply need to hose off the surface of the pavers to avoid any stains.
Seal ‘n Lock System’s sealer is a penetrating sealer that is absorbed into the surface of the paver therefore it will not leave a slippery surface. Our authorized sealing technicians are trained to apply the appropriate amount of sealer to avoid slippery areas.
Although we do recommend utilizing an authorized sealing technician, you can seal your pavers yourself. We have included a demonstration video in our website to help you with the process.
No! Seal ‘n Lock System’s unique brick paver sealer is formulated not only to seal and protect that surface of your pavers but also to lock the sand between the joints of the brick pavers. Our system is a two coat process that will lock the sand in the joints without the need for Polymeric sand and also seal the surface of the pavers.
Facilitates maintenance by reducing oil and dirt penetration
Resists the attack of weather and UV Rays
Penetrates deeply for maximum effectiveness and durability and locks the sand in the joints in place to prevent washout
Our brick paver sealer will not make the paver surface slippery, will not peel or discolor, and wears evenly.
A minimum of 60 days before using Seal ‘n Lock System’s paver protection products.
No! Our brick paver sealer is a water based two part urethane that is VOC compliant in all 50 states and does not harm vegetation. Even if our sealer were to get into your pool water during the sealing process it would not harm the water. The filter in your pool would take care of removing the sealer.
Since we are the “All In One Day Process” brick paver sealer you can have your pavers cleaned, wet sanded, and sealed in the same day! No more waiting for the pavers to dry, no more keeping furniture off the patio for days at a time, and no more keeping your car out of the driveway day after day waiting for the perfect weather to seal your pavers!
Seal ‘n Lock System’s brick paver sealers will help inhibit mold, mildew, algae, and even ants once applied. We cannot eliminate the conditions that contribute to this growth, shade, and moisture. Due to the formulation of our brick paver sealer mold, mildew and algae do not grow very well on surfaces sealed with our Natural Luster sealing product. Any mold, mildew, and algae growth on the surface of the sealer is much easier to remove through periodic cleaning. Periodic cleaning also reduces the accumulation of debris and dusts that may result in growth on the surface of the sealer. We recommend rinsing these surfaces with a garden hose every 3-6 months.