Paver Cleaning and Sealing

Why seal your Concrete Pavers?

  1. Ultimate protection against oil and stains.
  2. Prevent discoloration caused by weather or UV rays.
  3. Makes surface easier to clean.
  4. Brings old pavers back to life.
  5. Reduces moss and weed growth.
  6. Change the finish or enhance the color of your concrete pavers.
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Before Sealer

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Half Sealed, Half Unsealed

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Finished Sealing

When should you have your Concrete Pavers sealed?

  1. Some concrete pavers can be sealed directly after installation.
  2. Some concrete pavers need to cure for 60 days to allow efflorescence to rise before cleaning and sealing.
  3. There are several factors that dictate when it is time to recoat or reseal your concrete paver. Your concrete pavers may need to be resealed in 3-5 years depending on weather, sunlight, traffic and type of sealer originally applied.
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Before Sealer

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Half Sealed, Half Unsealed

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Finished Sealing

What finish is right for your Concrete Pavers?

  1. If you like the appearance of your concrete pavers after a rain, then we suggest a wet look sealer like Techniseal WL4.
  2. If you want a wet look, color enhancing sealer without the glossy finish, Techniseal WLP is for you.
  3. If you do not want to change the appearance of your concrete pavers; Techniseal IN or EV will fit your needs.
  4. View all of Techniseal Sealers at www.techniseal.com
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Before Sealer

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Before Sealer

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Finished Sealing

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Finished Sealing

What is RPM’s process for Cleaning and Sealing Concrete Pavers?

  1. RPM will first spot clean oil, paint, efflorescence, rust or tire marks with the appropriate cleaner.
  2. RPM will then clean the entire surface with a general hardscape cleaner and a pressure washer.
  3. RPM will then touch-up joint sand or make repairs if required.
  4. RPM will wait 24 hours or until concrete pavers are completely dry to apply sealer.
  5. RPM will hang flagging to keep traffic off of concrete pavers for 24 hours.
  6. RPM will verify irrigation systems are turned off.
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Cleaning

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Sealing

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Sealed

Seal N Lock

RPM is proud to offer a new sealer option to our clients. Seal N Lock is an Environmentally friendly product. The all in one day process of installation make Seal N Lock a great option to seal pavers. This sealer option eliminates the need for polymeric sand to be installed in your paver joints. Seal N Lock sealers stabilize sand joints upon application. It is offered in a wet look color enhancing or natural finish. Seal N Lock sealers ease of use eliminate 90% of the potential problems associated with polymeric sand and other sealer manufacturer’s procedures of installation.o.

Can You Clean and Seal Natural Stone?

Yes, you can clean and seal natural stone. Natural stone flakes off in layers and mortar joints can easily be broken. Your contractor should take caution in the process of cleaning your stone to minimize damage. Hardscape Cleaner, Organic Stain Remover and diluted bleach can be used to clean your stone. A very low pressure nozzle on a pressure washer can be used for cleaning. I suggest Techniseal IN (Invisible) Sealer for stone. It’s usually best to not alter the appearance of stone. The benefits to sealing stone are the same as sealing pavers.

Concrete Paver Repair and Restorations

  1. Repair or raise sinking concrete pavers
  2. Install new jointing sand
  3. Replace broken pavers
  4. Repair broken restraints
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Before Restoration

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During Restoration

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After Restoration and Sealing