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Yes
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No
8%
In some cases
30%
In most cases
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It does not matter
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Question: Should a concrete paver driveway be sealed?
Top Answer (42% of 89 votes): Yes.

Answer: Yes
Explanation: To protect the surface
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
Answer: Yes
Explanation: It should be sealed for water and weed control.
Ridgebrook Landscaping
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: We often recommend a joint stabilizing sealer, which is a liquid product that penetrates into the surface of not only the Paver, but the sand in the joint as well. This style of sealer has added benefits to those provided by a traditional sealer. Any sealer will make pavers resistant to stains from spilled material, oil, dirt, etc. Sealed pavers also resist UV rays which may help your pavers retain their natural color longer, though most pavers today are manufactured to resist UV rays. Sealers are available in different styles, from matte to semi-gloss to high-gloss sheen depending on the client’s taste. Many people prefer glossy pavers which can give your pavers a “wet look”, causing the natural color of the pavers to appear more vibrant. Typically, the darker the paver, the more pronounced the color will be after applying a glossy sealer. Joint stabilizing sealers have the additional benefit of preventing weeds from growing between paver joints. Because it soaks into and hardens joint sand, it also causes the sand to resist displacement from rain, wind, and insects. Applying Sealer / Sealed Vs Unsealed / Color Difference Sealing pavers may not be for everyone. While there are many benefits to sealing pavers, it does add necessary maintenance to an otherwise low-maintenance system. Sealed pavers need to be resealed every 3-5 years if using a water-based sealer and 2-3 years if using an acrylic sealer. When resealing pavers, be sure to use the same paver sealer that was originally applied. Different sealers use different formulas, and a chemical reaction may occur if two types of sealers come into contact with each other. This generally creates a cloudy, white appearance. If you cannot remember what sealer was originally used, test the new sealer on a small area or strip the original sealer from the pavers before applying the new coat. If a client seals their pavers and decides it is unnecessary for any reason, the sealer can be stripped and the pavers can be le
Dunn Landscape Construction, llc
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Answer: It does not matter
Explanation: It all depends on what you're looking for sailor will give it a different look but pavers don't really need it.
All star remodeling LLC
Answer: It does not matter
Explanation: Sealing is not necessary. However it does bring old pavers back to life and enhance the color on new installation.
Quality Concrete Contractors
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Retains the color of the pavers, without fading.
Odell Complete Concrete
ProMatcher
Answer: It does not matter
Explanation: It’s depends on the look and how much maintenance the customer wants. Sealers can make concrete, stone, ect. To have a wet look and need to be resealed every couple few years depending on the type of sealer used.
ANeoTerra
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Any concrete or masonry should be sealed it gives it longevity.
Concrete Designs
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: some paver needs sealer and some dont.
Paradise Landscaping and Concrete
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sealing concrete pavers is not necessary unless there will be excessive contamination from certain uses.
QUALITY CONTRACTORS
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: in same cases is recomded to sealing pavers and concrete but is dept of the costumer
alvaradomasonry
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sealing pavers creates a maintenance item. Re-sealing is then necessary.
A New Design Landscape & Stone, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A concrete driveway should be sealed every four to five years at a minimum. Concrete is porous and sealing helps to prevent water from seeping into the concrete. This is especially critical in a freeze and thaw region where expansion of frozen water can destroy unsealed concrete over time. Sealing also helps prevent against other elements such as oils, salts, gas, etc.
Texas Precision Paving, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the paver and depends mainly on the area and if its wet. The leaser bit of moister will turn some Pavers diff colors. Also give them a blotchy white look to them
h and h company
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.
Concrete & Beauty Design
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: if you dont want it to get stained
Rock Star Masonry
Answer: Yes
Explanation: yes I seal all my drive ways. they last longer and they also look amazing you can go with a low or no gloss also have a medium gloss and high gloss. i like using high gloss on Pennsylvania flagstone. the reason you do this is to avoid erosion and other problems that come from dirt water and the climate.
Squatch Landscaping & Masonry
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The pavers must be exposed to the elements for a year prior to sealing
Axiom Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most people don't seal pavers at their driveway but its a good idea because it will keep tire marks and oil stains from sinking into the pavers and it will wash off easier. Cost usually runs $1.25/SF more
Coronado Concrete & Masonry
Answer: Yes
Explanation: With sealing and regular maintenance that maybe needed insures longevity.
Marlin Berry excavation llc
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: More important process is placing polymeric sand in the joints of all paver jobs to prevent water penetration under the pavers. Sealing the pavers just provides a protectant to the paver itself and provides a sheen look to the customer if wanted.
Sod Sales Direct
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Concrete pavers when sealed will maintain their color better and will prevent weeds from growing in between the pavers.
Sun Coast Concrete Designs & Solutions
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Although it is technically not required, I would highly recommend a coat of sealer. What this coat of sealer will do is protect the porous material used to build construct the driveway and help prevent stains, surface marks, rust etc. When it comes to paver driveways in particular, another benefit of applying sealer would be the bonding of the paver sand used. When sealer is absorbed by the sands between the pavers, it acts almost more as a mortar mix the way it bonds much tighter. People often pass up on sealing driveways and patios to cut corners in saving money, but with yearly or bi-yearly applications of sealer, they save more money in the long run, and keep their driveways look more appealing.
Simply Green Concrete & Landscape
Answer: Yes
Explanation: To increase the life of the pavers and maintain vibrant color, all pavers should be sealed.
Farmers Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you want to protect the pavers from oil stains then it won't hurt to seal the driveway however it isn't going to seal out water from getting to your subgrade material.
Hovarth Concrete Construction
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: Yes
Explanation: Sealing the pavers helps protect in appearance and reduces maintenance costs from penetrating weeds and the loss of joint sand.
Wolverine cement and construction
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: The pointofpaversis to create a non sealed serface letfing water drain
smartpeoplesolutions
Answer: No
Explanation: Pavers are not damaged by the weather like concrete is
S7 CONCRETE
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Sealing a driveway will help to maintain the color and pattern that was used.
Salinas Lawn Services
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sealing concrete pavers certainly brings out the colors of the patio. Doing so wll increase the maintenance though. The sealer may wear unevenly due to foot traffic, car traffic or sun exposure.
Lanese Landscaping
Answer: Yes
Explanation: You chose the most expensive hardscape surface to drive on and your debating protecting it for pennies on the dollar ?
Hayes Paving
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depends on the pavers used and how they were installed
Elite Construction
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We do brick pavers. We do not do concrete paving
Carvalho Pavers
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There is no need to seal concrete pavers. Sealers however, are a good option in order to help the color last or to give the pavers a different look ex. glossy or wet look.
YardLines Landcaping
Answer: Yes
Explanation: A sealer will help prevent oil and tire mark stains.
Redstone Landscaping
ProMatcher
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: DEpendsOnTheJointingSandsUsed
PMG Construction Services
Answer: No
Explanation: Paver bricks should be removed prior to applying base coat of asphalt
S.Q.E
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If it is a very rainy location, yes.
MCE
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I am a fan of sealers but every product has an application it works in and an application it does not work in, following the manufacturer's recommendations for both the sealer and the material used will answer the question of if to be used or not.
Nu-Face of PA
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Sealing a paver driveway will offer extra protection and can add years to the life of your driveway.
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