Why You Should Seal Your Pavers.
So, did you just get some pavers done? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely consider sealing them. Why? Well, there truly are a number of reasons why you should and we are going to go over a few of them. Pavers are a beautiful addition to any home and it really is quite rare to see a home that doesn’t have some. If you want your pavers to be the best looking, then we are going to tell you why you need to consider sealing them. Trust us, it’s a good idea.
When you seal your pavers, their overall appearance raises drastically. They go from looking blah to amazing in only a short time! This is because sealing your pavers helps to protect them against stains, spills, and natural discoloration over time. They also provide a beautiful glossy finish that will enhance the look of your pavers overall. You don’t have to worry about the sealant changing the color of your paver, it won’t do that. All it will do is help to preserve the beautiful color it initially had. Sealing your pavers is a great way to keep the initial look of your pavers for a longer time.
In addition to helping to preserve the color, sealing your pavers will also help them to not break as easily. If you have a sealant on your pavers, they won’t crack, break, or grow mildew as easily. This is because the sealant will protect them from the dangers of weeds or plants growing up under them and causing them to crack. Sealing them will also protect them from stains affecting them. If your driveway is sealed, things like oil drips, tire tracks, and all other stains that can come from your car are no longer a worry or an issue.
The type of pavers that you get has a specific lifespan. However, if you seal them, that lifespan extends majorly. Like mentioned before, this happens because your pavers are protected from all the little things that usually decrease their life span. You know, things like spills, stains, UV rays, and cracks. The main reason that pavers crack is that weeds grow up through them and cause cracks. When you seal your pavers, you are not only sealing the paver itself, you are also sealing the cracks in between which will help to prevent any weeds from growing through and breaking the paver.
Not only do weeds mess up pavers, but time will eventually mess up your pavers. When you seal them, however, you extend the life of them so they won’t break as fast. Pavers can be broken by weather as well. Enough rough weather and your pavers will eventually begin to look less than amazing. If you seal them, however, this is something that you will not have to worry about. Sealing your pavers also helps with proper drainage. When your pavers aren’t sealed, they can suck up a lot of water and slowly cause issues for your pavers. When they are sealed, it helps the water to roll off easier. When enough time has passed, your pavers are going to need some maintenance. With a proper sealant, your pavers maintenance won’t be so often.
Raising The Value
Did you know that sealing your pavers can raise the value of your home? I know that seems a bit farfetched, but it’s actually true. Not only do they raise the value of your home, but they also give your home an amazing curb appeal. When you seal your pavers, it gives your home such an amazing look, it’s no wonder it raises the value. Let’s just run a quick scenario. Let’s say that you are house hunting and, it’s a rare occurrence, but there are two identical homes right next to each other but one has sealed pavers and one does not. Which one are you going to go with? I mean, these houses are identical in every way. Price, size, lot space; everything. So, it’s no surprise you are going to go with the one that has sealed pavers! In fact, the one that has sealed pavers probably costs a bit more just because of the fact that the pavers are sealed!
This is a great reason why someone would want to buy your home and not another one. If the pavers are already sealed they don’t have to worry about doing it themselves. Also, if you seal your pavers that means that you won’t have to worry about completely replacing them when you are looking to sell your home! If you ever need help sealing your pavers, don’t forget to call Pavers Fort Lauderdale!