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In some cases
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Question: Should a brick paver driveway be sealed?
Top Answer (33% of 62 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: The bricks on a house walls are not sealed and the driveway bricks being the same materials do not need sealing either unless you need to protect them from staining. It helps to protect against staining.
Quality Concrete Contractors
Answer: No
Explanation: Brick retains to much moisture to be sealed.
Odell Complete Concrete
Answer: It does not matter
Explanation: Like before it’s all about what the customer is looking for. Sealers can help protect against stains and color fading but with added maintenance. Sealers can also help the sand between the joints harden making the pavers bond or lock together and less likely for water being able to washing the sand away.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: yes is very recomded to sealing pavers and brick dryways to keeping mainted from car oil
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sealing can help resist stains from parked vehicles. Sealing does create a maintenance item for the homeowner.
A New Design Landscape & Stone, Inc.
Answer: Yes
Explanation: This will make cleaning stains much easier. Some sealers also bring out the natural color of the stone.
Green Seed Landscaping
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Sealers protect your pavers from stains and water damage. The “finish” of the particular sealer may increase the beauty of the paving stone, bringing out the colors vividly. It will also make it easier to maintain, as you can easily wash away any dirt, and weeds and ants become significantly reduced. The sealer can also harden the sand in the joints, making the whole patio, driveway, or walkway even more solid.
Concrete & Beauty Design
Answer: It does not matter
Explanation: up to client
Rock Star Masonry
Answer: Yes
Explanation: yes
Squatch Landscaping & Masonry
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most driveways don't get sealed but its a good idea to help keep your pavers from getting dirty from tire marks and oil stains. Costs usually run $1.25+/SF
Coronado Concrete & Masonry
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: By sealing the pavers you will maintain the color and prevent weeds from growing in between pavers.
Sun Coast Concrete Designs & Solutions
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on look wanted by client also local weather could have relevance
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: As a professional hardscape installer that specializes in paver patio installation, we’re often asked during the design process if we recommend the pavers get sealed. Sealing pavers is primarily for added aesthetics and decreased maintenance. When we seal pavers, we often use a sealer called a joint stabilizing sealer. This sealer has an epoxy additive that soaks into the sand in the joints of the pavers and turns the sand hard like mortar when it dries. Now, the sand will stay in the joints and not get washed out when it rains or when you wash the pavers. How does this keep my paver patio from falling apart? One of the main reason pavers are called interlocking pavers is due to the sand that’s lodged into the joints. If this sand is washed out, the paver patio will start to loose its integrity and eventually start to fall apart. Sealant will keep your pavers protected from the elements, thus they will be cleaner. When pavers are sealed, the sealer fills up the pores of the pavers making any dirt that hits the surface stay on the surface and not penetrate the paver. Making it much easy to clean off the paver patio. Of course, it’s extremely important to clean the pavers very good before you seal them. Any dirt left on the surface when you seal will get sealed in place. We recommend using a good paver cleaner prior to cleaning. What kind? We recommend that pavers be sealed using a water based joint stabilizing sealer. The water based sealers won’t build up on the surface like solvent based sealers do. Water based sealers won’t show wear/traffic patterns like solvent based sealers do. Water based sealers are much easier to apply than solvent based sealers and require much less clean up during installation. The joint stabilizing part of the water based sealer is recommended for most pavers. However, if the joint between the pavers measures more than 1/4? we don’t recommend using a joint stabilizing sealer. You can still use a water based paver sealer, just make sure
HandEman Solutions
Answer: No
Explanation: Does not wear due to the weather
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Helps to maintain sand bricks etc. Also helps keep moisture from doing damage to surface.
D.A.P. Asphalt Specialists
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You should seal your driveway to protect it against oil spills or anything else that may get spilled on it.
PJH Landscaping
Answer: No
Explanation: Bricks should be allowed to breathe.
Lanese Landscaping
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends on the brick and how it was installed
Elite Construction
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: This is a client preference
Carvalho Pavers
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Protects the Morter.
Robbie Lee Construction
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: The pavers that I prefer to use come with a protection product infused into the paver.
Unique visions landscape design
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you plan on using rock salt or ice melt through the winter months, it's not a bad idea to seal your driveway. Over time rock salt and ice melt may begin to eat away at your driveway.
TRUTEX Construction
Answer: Yes
Explanation: TO prevent oil stains
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You should always seal pvers after installation to protect them from discoloration and damage
Greener Touch Landscaping llc
Answer: Yes
Explanation: These products benefit the customer over the long haul, protecting the brick from water and allowing release of vapor are important steps in increasing the longevity of the project. In my experience the pavers age better, less wear on color and stand up to time and mother nature better than unprotected products.
Nu-Face of PA
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sealing the brick pavers may prevent them from absorbing too much moisture. However, it is not always necessary.
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