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Whether you have white efflorescence on the surface of your pavers, your car leaked oil, or you have leaf stains on your pavers, we have the solution to the problem.
Benefits of Cleaning and Sealing Pavers
How to Clean Efflorescence
Efflorescence is a by-product of concrete. It is caused by the presence of moisture bringing minerals to the surface of the concrete. These are deposited on the surface and looks like a white stain.
Efflorescence is cleaned with a soap-based mild acid and lots of scrubbing. If efflorescence persists after a cleaning, there could be other issues with the base preparation not allowing proper drainage of water or a product issue.
How to Clean Rust Off Pavers
Rust can be cleaned using an acid based wash. The surface should be wet and the acid is poured onto the surface and scrubbed before being rinsed off. This process is continued until the rust is removed.
How to Clean Oil From Pavers
Oil is removed with a liquid that pulls the oil out of the pavers. This substance is poured onto the pavers and sits until it becomes a white powder. This powder is disposed of and the process continues until the oil is completely removed from the pavers. Depending on how long the oil has sat and soaked into the pavers will dictate how many applications will need to be applied to pull the entire stain out of the pavers.
How to Leaf Stains Off Pavers
Leaf or other natural stains can be removed from pavers using a powdery substance and a lot of scrubbing. This application may be required multiple times until all of these natural stains are removed from the surface of the pavers.
Benefits of Sealing Pavers
Sealing pavers will protect the surface of the pavers from stains for as long as the sealer remains on the surface. Typically a re-application of the sealer occurs every 3 to 5 years depending on the amount of traffic and sunlight the pavement is exposed to. The surface of the pavement is always prepared by cleaning any stains listed above and then completing an entire project cleaning, waiting a day for all of the moisture to be removed from the surface and the joints, and then applying the sealer in the suitable weather conditions. This typically means remaining off of the surface for 48 to 72 hours.
An alternative to sealing is either purchasing and installing pavers that come pre-sealed by the manufacturer or installing porcelain stone for your project. The pre-sealed pavers are more expensive, but the sealer is protects the surface of the pavement and remains breathable so any efflorescence is not trapped underneath the sealer. Porcelain is about the same expense as a pre-sealed paver, but also benefits from being scratch resistant in addition to being stain resistant, and UV protected resisting from fading.