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Cleaning and Sealing

We offer a professional cleaning and sealing service throughout Lakeland, Florida. If you want to have a safe investment, it's time to get in touch with us, since we have enough years of experience in everything that has to do with commercial and residential services in pavers.

We have more than 15 years of experience specializing in paver maintenance, paver cleaning and sealing, brick pavers restoration, vehicle entrances, sidewalks, patios, swimming pool covers, travertines, natural stones and any other concrete surface that may have your property. No matter what the condition of your pavers, our cleaning is so durable and protects your pavers from mold, fungus, algae and moss for many years. You can count on us to schedule a meeting and do a meticulous job of sanding and cleaning your pavers before sealing.

How We Clean Your Pavers

To clean the paver area, we begin using a commercial grade surface cleaner that has a rotating bar with 2 spray tips. This operates at 3500-4000 psi and will thoroughly scrub the pavers and paver joints without causing damage. We then "cross wash" the paver area again, so it gets "double scrubbed" to ensure they're clean, and to help remove algae buildup or dirty sand between the paver joints.

We then use a wand to pressure wash around all edges, corners, columns, etc. Pool areas also get detailed around the pool screen, pool coping, hot tubs, and other water features. The wand helps remove paint spots, mortar, grease, and more from the surface of your pavers.

After the washing process, we thouroughly rinse all dirt and debris from the paver area. Flusing the mold and algae from the paver joints is a key part of the rinsing process. Once the pavers are cleaned and rinsed thoroughly, we can then see the actual condition of the pavers, remove additional stains, etc.

Algaecide Deep Treatment

Some paver systems need our exclusive algaecide deep treatment where the paver joints are flooded with our algaecide/ sodium hypochlorite mixture and allowed to dwell, which will help kill additional mold and weeds between paver joints and under the paver system. This is particularly important step with older paver systems, and thin paver systems that are laid over concrete. After the appropriate dwell time, we then rinse all pavers again before beginning the resanding process.

Resanding The Paver Joints

Resanding the paver joints is a very important step in the restoration process, as the sand provides the stability of your entire paver system. We use a coarse-grained, washed silica sand and fill to within approximately 1/8" of the paver edge using the "wet sanding" method. Wet sanding is betther than sweeping because the wet sand settles to the lowest point and allows us to fill all paver joints properly and rinse away the excess.

Once the sanding of the paver joints is complete, we use a blower to blow any excess sand off the pavers before applying the sealer.

Cleaning Paving Stone Surfaces

Pavers and hardscapes are an increasingly popular option for additions of outdoor living spaces. Not only are they amazingly beautiful, but also very durable and low maintenance. However, they are still outdoors and exposed to the elements and require care to keep them in good condition. It is there where we enter. As pavers spend more and more time outdoors, certain elements are bound to reach their surface and could cause staining. Those elements include: Oil, Grease, Leaves, Dust, Tire tracks, Mold and algae growth. There are also elements that cause actual damage to pavers including splitting and cracking: Salting, Freeze-thaw cycle, Acid rain.

1 Remove furniture and plants.
2 Clear moss and weed growth.
3 Saturate the paver surface.
4 Prepare a mild cleaning solution.
5 Brush the pavers with a stiff brush.
6 Rinse down the area.
7 Use more powerful treatments cautiously.
8 Re-sand your pavers once dry.
9 Mist the sanded pavers.

Dirty, Dull Surface

If your pavers and hardscapes are already suffering from the elements Elegant Pavers can help. We have a proprietary line of products formulated to treat stains uniquely based on their source. After removing stubborn stains Elegant Pavers applies a cleaner that allows us to rinse away efflorescence and ground-in dirt. The cleaning process restores pavers and hardscapes back to like new condition.

Applying The Sealer

The paver joints and surface of the pavers are actually flooded with sealer to ensure the sand absorbs the sealer, and that the paver itself gets soaked to create the barrier between your pavers and the elements. Getting the sealer deep into the paver helps bring out the true colors of your paver system, and keep them there. Flooding the paver joints locks in the sand, and will help prevent lots of problems with your paver system in the future.

Applying The 2nd Coat of Sealer

A second and third coat, or "top coats" of sealer is also applied to help form the protective barrier your pavers need, and to deliver more sealer to the paver joints. The 2nd coat adds another layer of protection helps give your paver system a hint of shine without becoming slippery or too shiny. After the sealer fully cures, the sand will be fully locked into the paver joints, colors enhnaced, and long-lasting protection against the elements.

Seal and Protect

Elegant Pavers offers several choices of sealers depending on the look you want to achieve. Homeowners can choose from matte/natural finishes to wet look/color enhancing gloss finishes. Our professional outdoor surface specialists will work with you and guide you in choosing a product that best meets your needs.

Is any one paver sealant finish more protective than another?

There are basically two types of paver sealants: film-forming (gloss or semi-gloss finish) and non-film-forming (matte finish). Film-forming sealants, such as Wet Look and Clear Look, offer the ultimate protection because they create a physical barrier on the paver surface. However non-film-forming sealants, Natural Look and Color Boost, still offer excellent protection and last a bit longer.

Why you should seal your pavers?

When you have something beautiful, you want to protect it. That's why you lock pictures in frames, store fine china dishware in the cabinet and spread a cover over the dining room table. The same concept applies to driveway, patio and walkway pavers. You've taken the time to select the perfect colors to coincide with your home, so you want to ensure they maintain their look for years to come. That's why many homeowners opt to seal their pavers.

Types of sealers

Homeowners have three options when it comes to selecting a sealer, and the choice depends on their aesthetic preferences.

1 Natural: For those who want their pavers to look exactly how they were when originally installed, opt for the natural sealer. This route does nothing to the color except protect it.
2 Enhanced: Kick your driveway or walkway up a notch with a sealer that makes your pavers pop. The enhanced option makes hues more brilliant.
3 Wet look: If you really want your outdoor space to shine, go with the wet-look sealer. This glossy finish is sleek and reflective.

Finishing The Job

After the sealer is applied, we use a backpack blower to help disperse excess sealer and to help recoat the paver surface. We make sure to wipe down pool cage, sliding doors, track drains, etc. For driveways, we make sure that all dirt and debris is rinsed from sidewalks and curb areas.

Recommends waiting 24 hours to return furniture to patios, and 48 hours before driving vehicles on driveways or paver roadways.