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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.



Why do i need to seal my Pavers?


If they are never sealed, you will lose the original finish and start to see exposed aggregatepaver cleaning tampa fl Not sealing the pavers makes them harder to clean, and they will have to be cleaned more often Sealing your pavers protects them from permanent stains such as oil, grease, wine, etc Our sealing process stabilizes the joint sand and helps inhibit weed growth Sealing your pavers takes away the “dry” faded look, and replaces it with an illustrious “Wet-Look” finish that enhances the colors

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.

The ICT Ure-Seal H2O Advantage

Over the years many “solutions” have been offered to deal with the potential maintenance issues that the owners of interlocking concrete pavers face. Primary among them was the introduction of solvent-based acrylic sealers, water-based sealers, and stabilized joint sands. These attempted solutions added some benefits while creating other problems of their own. Even today, for every one good product on the market there is at least a hundred terrible products.

Ure-Seal H2O is two-part water reducible high-performance urethane sealer. It will not yellow, peal, or develop whiting issues when professionally installed. It is important to remember that any sealer can fail when installing incorrectly or without proper surface prep. Ure-Seal has outstanding chemical resistance and forms a very hard protective coating.

The ICT Ure-Seal H2O Advantage

Over the years many “solutions” have been offered to deal with the potential maintenance issues that the owners of interlocking concrete pavers face. Primary among them was the introduction of solvent-based acrylic sealers, water-based sealers, and stabilized joint sands. These attempted solutions added some benefits while creating other problems of their own. Even today, for every one good product on the market there is at least a hundred terrible products.

Ure-Seal H2O is two-part water reducible high-performance urethane sealer. It will not yellow, peal, or develop whiting issues when professionally installed. It is important to remember that any sealer can fail when installing incorrectly or without proper surface prep. Ure-Seal has outstanding chemical resistance and forms a very hard protective coating.

Traditional Water-Based Sealers

These products were introduced primarily to comply with lower VOC limits required by several states and to reduce toxic exposure for contractors and the environment. These are traditionally single stage chemicals that tend not to be very durable and also have the risk of “blushing” (trapping water vapor) thus turning white. Some have the ability to provide joint stabilization but have been found to wear prematurely. Most water-based sealers “low volume of solids”. This is a fancy way of saying that they are mostly water. This is a negative thing when you are trying to build a protective film-forming coating that will protect your pavers for years to come. Sadly, traditional water-based sealers usually only last one year at best.

Solvent-Based Sealers

Solvent-based sealers are another option, but they are notorious for “whiting issues”. They are not breathable coatings and therefore they trap water vapor. When the water vapor gets trapped it then breaks the sealers bond causing the sealer to fail.

pressure washing concreteUnlike water-based these sealers are “high volume of solids”, which means they typically build a significant film forming a layer. This, however, turns out to be a big problem when the sealer turns cloudy and needs to be stripped. Solvent-based sealers are among the hardest and most costly to strip, and they are the most common to turn white. Another concern with solvent-based sealers is toxicity. They have a very high VOC (volatile organic compounds) rating. They contain carcinogens which are extremely harmful to humans and animals to breath. Exposure to carcinogens has been linked to causing birth defects, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.

Solvent-based sealers typically use an acrylic resin to seal the pavers. Acrylic coatings have been around for a long time and are still very common to find being used by contractors, however, urethane technology has proven to be a better resin that bonds better and lasts longer. Peter’s Pressure Washing only uses breathable water based two component pure urethane sealers. While these sealers are more expensive, they are worth every penny.

Stabilized Joint Sands (Polymeric Sand)

Engineered joint sands such as polymeric sand were developed years ago to try and address industry concerns around weed growth and joint sand depletion. While they can be helpful in some paver install situations, they are completely unnecessary when the paver is being sealed with Ure-Seal H2O.

Additionally, and most importantly, they create an increased risk to the contractor and the owner because they can often leave a “poly-haze” on the pavers from polymers left on the paver surface or stuck in the paver pores.

At the end of the day, none of the above “solutions” provided a comprehensive resolution to all the issues facing the interlocking paving stone industry.

Stabilized Joint Sands (Polymeric Sand)

Engineered joint sands such as polymeric sand were developed years ago to try and address industry concerns around weed growth and joint sand depletion. While they can be helpful in some paver install situations, they are completely unnecessary when the paver is being sealed with Ure-Seal H2O.

Additionally, and most importantly, they create an increased risk to the contractor and the owner because they can often leave a “poly-haze” on the pavers from polymers left on the paver surface or stuck in the paver pores.

At the end of the day, none of the above “solutions” provided a comprehensive resolution to all the issues facing the interlocking paving stone industry.



Types of Sealing


You will often find that it takes quite a lot of energy, time, cost as well as scope in order to construct a walkway with pavers. A lot of investment goes into the making of paver walkways. Thus, it is only normal that you would want to make sure that it is completely protected using the best paver sealer. You will also have to make sure that the paver is able to retail both its beauty as well as its resiliency for many more years to come. For this exact purpose, you will be in dire need of a sealer. These products seal themselves to the stonework with strong chemical bonds and thus provide the required protection.



1. EnduraSeal 100% Acrylic Sealer – Best For a Wet Look


This particular product is purely made of acrylic and thus acts as quite the top-quality best paver sealer for the solvent. The formula used for the making of the product is of non-yellow and thus prevents the surface from yellowing. The product comes in 5-gallon portions, and if used per the instructions, it will work wonders as a sealer as well as an enhancer. This product will make your floors or your pavers extremely attractive and good as new. It penetrates to the deeper levels and works from there. Thus, the sealing process is extremely good and hard. Once it dries up, the finish it gives will range from semi-glossy to glossy.



2. Black Diamond Stoneworks Color Enhancer Sealer – Best For Paver Driveway


This is one sealer product that makes sure to highlight as well darken the natural character and beauty of surfaces that are unsealed . It is also really great at the rejuvenation of the color thus resulting in an improvement of the surfaces that are weathered.

The product is extremely easy to apply, and the maintenance of the pout is also easy. It will last you for a long period of time and is best for the purpose of using it both on the interior side as well as on the exterior side. The best paver sealer is quite the value for money because of its long-lasting feature and also because of the fact that it lets the transmission of the vapor.



3. Black Diamond Stoneworks Wet Look Stone Sealer – Best For Paver Stones


This particular sealer product gives a glossy finish and works on surfaces that are exposed and are stamped, aggregate, decorative or colored. It is manufactured and produced in the United States.

This paver sealer comes in different sizes and varieties. It can be applied either with a spray or rolled on concrete using a roller. There is no odor released by this product, and the result that you will get from the sealer is extremely professional. The maintenance of the product is not at all difficult.



4. 5-GAL Armor AR500 – Best For Paver Bricks


The solvent is breathable, and the solids are extremely penetrating. The product is made up of acrylic, which makes the bonding extremely unmatched and strong. Also, it extremely long lasting and durable. The product comes in 5-gallon amounts. The sealer is able to penetrate deep into the concrete and paver, reaching the pores in order to start the process of bonding the concrete and making it durable.

Faded surfaces are quickly enhanced. The finish of the product is extremely glossy. Since it is resistant to harmful ultraviolet rays, you can also apply the product to both interior surfaces as well as exterior surfaces. However, the product is made up of acrylic, and it is also important that you apply it on a surface for the purpose of testing it before applying it finally . You need to check the compatibility.



5. 5-Gal. Armor SX5000™ – Best For Concrete Coatings


The next product which from the paver sealer review is the 5-Gal. SX5000™ Penetrating Clear Solvent-Based Silone-Siloxane Concrete and Masonry Sealer, Water Repellent, Salt Guard weighs about 38 pounds and has a product dimension of about height 12 inches, length 15 inches, and width 15 inches.

The color of the product is clear , and it is about 5 gallons. The product has been approved by the Department of Transportation for use as a solvent. The sealer is made up of Silone-Siloxane. It is also water repellent. The penetration of the product is quite deep, and the degree of bonding to products is chemically strong. This is exactly why the product provides service that is extremely long lasting and durable.



6. Concrete Coatings SuperSeal 2000 – Best For Concrete Driveway


The final product from the paver sealer reviews is the Super Seal 2000 by Concrete Coatings. This is quite a professional product. It is composed of acrylic and gives a wet and a glossy kind of look. But it will do wonders as a sealer with all your concrete made stuff such as the pavement and the floors. Also, it is quite the enhancer , and thus upon applying several coatings of it, everything will look as good as new. You can use the project in the form of a sprayer as well as a roller. Also, you can use it both on the interior as well as the exterior surfaces. Enhances the color to a professional degree on both these surfaces.



7. RadonSeal DryWay Water-Repellent Concrete Sealer – Best For Pool Deck


Perfect for external surfaces, the RadonSeal DryWay will protect your masonry and concrete over a long period of time. This product forms a coating which is ½-inch deep that acts as a barrier against water, molds, spills, oil, etc. The DryWay resists heat and it can also survive sunlight, UV rays, and oxidation. When patients use this product, water and other forms of liquids can be easily cleaned from the surface without any effort. The over sealer is measured in a 5-gallon bucket and this amount can cover up to 1000 Square feet of untreated concrete. Other forms of surfaces may require more to coat it properly.

We always like guarantees with the products we list out that is why the company RadonSeal issued a 10-year satisfaction guaranteed satisfaction. The paver sealer is safe, it is a deep penetrating sealant that is 100% safe and breathable. This product, however, does not change the appearance of your product and it won’t leave a sheen mark. It doesn’t yellow over time and it is also the best protection against mildew and mold as well as salt.



8. DOMINATOR 5 Gallon DOMINATOR LG+ Wet Look – Best With Color


With the DOMINATOR 5, users can give themselves the gift of a very outstanding curb appeal. This product gives off low sheen, restores faded colors and it also improves the durability of your decorative concrete or pavers. This paver sealer is also safe, it forms a breathable film that protects your paver against mold, oil, stains, and mildew while also giving your paver the ability to resist ultraviolet rays. It also has a low potential when compared to most paver sealers. When used, this product provides color enhancement and an ultimate shine formula while also being eco-conscious and solvent-free. You can breathe while applying because there is no foul odor and this feature makes it very easy to clean up.



9. MasonryDefender 2.5 Gallon Penetrating Concrete Sealer – Best With Sand


This MasonryDefender is one of the best water-based paver sealers on the market. When users buy this product, it comes out of chalky white which makes it easy for them to keep track of where they have applied it. When it dries, it comes out clear but it gives your paver this wet look while also restoring the color too. This product does not also yellow over a period of time so users don’t have to be keen about the coating degrading in the sunlight as time goes on. One thing we love about this paver sealer is the satin look it gives off. This improves the color and also your paver view during the night.

When applied correctly and adequately, this product stabilizes joint sand so users don’t have to bother about sand moving when it is raining. This prevents unnecessary clean up so they don’t have to stress themselves anytime it rains. This paver sealer is also cheap compared to most on this list and it actually gives you value for your money. One thing we didn’t like about this product is the application. It isn’t easy to apply and you have to follow instructions very well to get your desired result.



10. Eagle Sealer – Best For Patio


Made in the United States, the Eagle Sealer comes in a 5-gallon and it is made up of pure acrylic. It is perfect for coating your paver surface from spills, oils, water, discoloration, salt, and other liquids. This paver sealer contains a solvent that is best used as an adhesive on paver surfaces. If users want to re-seal or self-prime easily, this is the ideal product for that. It also displays tangible non-yellowing characteristics and is also resistant to Ultraviolet rays. The company has a long reputation for producing a variety of regular and decorative concrete products. This eagle sealer can be used by both professional contractors and individuals who handle DIY projects in their homes. It can be applied using just a brush or roller.

Most professionals advise that users should apply at least two coats to get the best result. Users should be careful about porous surfaces because they need extra attention and care compared to the non-porous surfaces. It is also advised that each coating should be applied at a 6 hours interval. To make sure you get the right finish, use this paver sealer on a dry and clean surface.

Pavers Restoration Pricing


Enter the square footage for your project below to get a price for your project, take your time and you will know the price you will need to restore your pavers.We have a minimum price of $1000. Because every project may vary, a free onsite estimate is necessary to determine the final cost. Prices do not include removal of previous sealer.


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300-1,000 sq.ft. $1.95
1,000-1,500 sq.ft. $1.90
1,500-3,000 sq.ft. $1.85
3,000 - 10,000 sq.ft. $1.80
10,000+ sq.ft. $1.75

FAQs

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

Please contact us if your question isn’t here.

Frequently exposed to harsh weather, dust, dirt, traffic and other elements that may contribute to wear, stains and damage, we recommend that you clean and seal your pavers regularly to protect your investment and keep your pavers looking their best. Sealers make maintenance easier, adding an extra layer of protection and preventing more serious stains. Additionally, our sealers contain stabilizing properties to help prevent joint sand from washing away and causing structural issues that might otherwise arise.
It is crucial to perform maintenance on your pavers as needed, most likely every 2 to 3 years, depending on the weather, traffic and climate conditions in your area. Cleaning, Sanding and Sealing is a great way to make your pavers look great again! This service prevent pavers from cracking or shifting as a result of missing sand. Applying sealer protects and enhances your pavers and make your routine maintenance easy and fast. Paver installation is an investment of time, energy, and money; ensure that it continues to be a point of pride for years to come by performing regular maintenance.
The Paver Wash three-stage-system is specifically designed to help remove efflorescence, oil, dirt, rust, skid marks and other organic and non-organic stains to restore the original stability and vibrancy of your pavers in the most cost-effective way possible. Unlike semi-cosmetic power wash offerings, Paver Restoration is a full-service solution—Steam cleaning, tuning and sealing your pavers to ensure long-lasting beauty. Our restoration experts help identify potential problem areas such as missing sand, root hazards, and uneven pavers in order to pre-empt future, potentially expensive, damage.
Paver Wash offers a full-service restoration system—including cleaning, maintenance and sealant—as well as minor repair work. Cleaning pavers is an art form. After more than ten years, Paver Wash has perfected the three-stage process that provides the most efficient, cost-effective method of restoring and protecting your pavers. Stage One is a professional power wash using superior cleaning agents specifically designed for paving stones. Stage Two includes applying supplemental join sand to ensure all gaps are eliminated and joints are secure. Finally, in Stage Three, customers choose their desired sealer finish (natural, enhance, low-gloss, high-gloss) to bind the sand, protect the pavers, prevent weed growth and unwanted pests and enhance the natural beauty of the stones.
Only licensed, insured professionals that specialize in paver restoration should be engaged to clean, restore or seal your pavers. Generic pressure wash companies are generally not familiar with the intricacies of the interlocking paver system and may inadvertently damage your pavers. Three common pitfalls to avoid are: 1.) incorrect water pressure which can lead to damaged paver surfaces and loss of joint sand. 2.) Cleaning chemicals not specifically designed for use on pavers that may cause permanent discoloration and other unsightly interactions. 3.) Incorrect sealer application that may cause irreparable damage to your pavers and require replacing the entire installation. Pavers are an investment in your property and should be protected as such. 4.) excessive sealer application can cause the surface to become white may cause irreparable damage to your pavers.
For restoration services, we prefer to use premium pavers joint sand in a “wet sanding" installation process. We apply joint sand, devoid of debris and seeds, in a wet sanding process which can be applied immediately after cleaning. This allows the sand to easily fill gaps before it is dried. Then we finished with a special stabilizing formula sealer, that binds with the joint sand with the existing sand and pavers together to provide stability to keep the stones from shifting under pressure, working to prevent water from seeping underneath, and blocking pests and weeds and to keep your pavers at their best. We do not recommend using polymeric sand for pavers restoration, as 1. Polymeric sand carries the risk of creating haze on your pavers during its installation process (usually very difficult to remove and involve extra cost). 2. A layer of polymeric sand at least 1.5’’ thick is needed in order to be effective, requiring old joint sand to be removed before installation. 3. If polymeric sand is added on top of existing joint sand, whether it’s regular or polymeric, it does not bind effectively to the sand already present. 4. Polymeric sand prolongs the pavers restoration process, making it more costly. We do recommend the use of polymeric sand for complete new pavers installation projects.
Joint sand installed between pavers is an integral part of the interlocking paver system. Providing stability to keep the stones from shifting under pressure, working to prevent water from seeping underneath, and blocking pests and weeds, it is critical to ensure that joint sand is filled as needed to keep your pavers at their best.
While the restoration timing may vary depending on the severity of the pavers being treated, one to three days is typical for a complete cleaning, joint sand, and sealing. Note that if pavers stripping is necessary, an additional one to three days may be required to complete the cycle.
Paver Wash uses only premium sealers specifically designed, tested and produced for use with pavers. We work with reputable VOC compliant manufacturers, such as Alliance Gator and BP Pro, known for producing quality products that get great results. While sealers come in both water based and solvent based solutions, we use only joint stabilizing, water-based products due to the environmental impact and health risks of solvents. Solvents have a tendency to produce strong, undesirable odors during installation and can cause irreparable damage to equipment, clothing, plants and more. Our sealers come in a variety of finishes including natural look and enhanced look. Our paver restoration experts are available to help you determine which sealer is best for your project.
In between professional cleaning and restoration services, here are some steps you can take to maintain your pavers are:
  • Use a leaf blower to remove debris and dirt from your paver surface and joint areas.
  • Wash your pavers with soap water and a flat top hose attachment.
  • Fill in gaps and holes with additional joint sand.
For large stains or structural changes in your paver system due to roots or soil movement, contact Paver Wash for a free estimate.
While various factors such as exposure to weather and other natural elements, surface impact, and the type and style of the sealer selected will contribute to the longevity of your sealer, on average our products last from two to five years.
Paver Wash offers minor paver repair services. Please consult our paver restoration expert to determine whether your project is a fit.
While Paver-Wash strives for excellence with each project, much like most dry cleaners, we cannot guarantee results. Some stains can be removed and some cannot be removed completely. We take pride in our work and our proven, three-stage restoration service offers the most cost-effective, comprehensive and celebrated paver cleaning system available. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction and we will work tirelessly with you to achieve your desired results.
Many products that claim to be suitable for cleaning pavers are not actually designed, nor safe, to use. If you are working with store bought products, be sure to read the instructions carefully and test the product on a small, discreet, area prior to applying on a larger scale. Damaging or discoloring your pavers may require them to be replaced so saving a little up front may end up costing much more later on if you aren’t careful.