The Importance of Sealing Your Brick Pavers on

How sealing your brick pavers will keep your outdoor area looking great, and save you money!

If you have concrete pavers on your property, you have probably heard a lot of people talk about sealers. You’ve heard them tell you to give your patio and walkways a good coat of sealer, but do you really know why that’s important? Let’s look at some of the top reasons why all of your pavers should have the protection of a sealer...

Prevent mold, mildew, and algae

Mold and other growths not only destroy the appearance of your pavers, they can be extremely difficult to remove. Mold looks greenish or black in color, and can have a slimy appearance that significantly takes away from the elegance of your patio or walkway. By preventing moisture from penetrating the pores of the concrete, a sealer will help you fight mold and mildew and help keep this from ever becoming a problem with your outdoor area.

Makes pavers easier to clean

When a paver has not been treated with a sealer, dirt, grime, and sand that lands on the surface can fall into the tiny cracks and crevices, causing discoloration and leaving the area with a dirty, worn-out look. However, a sealer will help keep dirt and mud on the top of the surface, making it easy to sweep or wash the area quickly.

Enhance the appearance

Let’s face it, the number one reason to install pavers is because they look great! Otherwise, you might as well just pour a concrete slab and be done with it. With a properly-applied coat of sealer, your concrete pavers will be protected from two major causes of fading and discoloration.

The first is sun damage. When UV rays hit your pavers, it can cause discoloration over time, but a sealer acts as a barrier; almost like a layer of sunscreen for your patio.

Next, the sealer will prevent fading from foot and vehicle traffic. Over the years, you may notice that heavily-worn spots are starting to fade, but a good sealer will prevent damage to the pavers and keep your patio, walkway, or driveway looking fantastic for years to come.

Protect your investment

Depending on the size of your walkway, patio, or driveway, and the type of concrete pavers you have chosen, you could have thousands of dollars invested in pavers. It doesn’t make sense to let this money go to waste by letting the pavers become damaged or worn. Concrete sealer is extremely affordable and time-efficient when compared to replacing the pavers. This reason, more than anything else, should motivate you to choose a good concrete sealer.

SurfaceLogix has a wide variety of products to choose from. Cobble Coat, the original paver sealer, brings back the color and provides water and UV light resistance. It also helps to inhibit mold, weeds and ant hills. Cobble Coat H2O is eco-friendly and emits low VOCs. It also helps to inhibit algae, weeds and ant hills. Cobble Loc is eco-friendly and emits low VOCs. It will help inhibit mold, weeds and ant hills and allows you to clean and seal in the same day!

On surfaces where moisture is unable to dissipate, we recommend: Cobble Impregnator CP or NS, a penetrating, breathable sealer for a natural look appearance with no sheen, or Cobble Enhancer, a penetrating, breathable sealer that gives a wet or enhanced appearance with no sheen. It is non-yellowing and stain resistant.

To keep your pavers looking great, Cobble Clean recommended for routine cleaning!

Expert advice for any concrete surface

Want more information about concrete sealers, cleaners, and stains? Contact SurfaceLogix today and let us help you have brick, pavers, and concrete designs that look fantastic for decades!