Can my Pavers be restored?
Most of the Pavers can be restored, but it is important to consider if it is worth it to continue spending money on pavers that are to the end of their life span.
Paver Clinic will always give you an honest advice on the matter.

What type of sealer should I use?
Choosing the right sealer for your Pavers is one of the most important steps of the restoration process. Utilizing the wrong sealer could cause permanent damage to your Pavers.
There are two main kind of sealers:
Film-Forming Sealer: Works by forming a protective film on the surface of your Pavers. The film protects in much the same way that an umbrella protects you from the weather. The sealer simply covers the surface with a water resistant barrier.
Penetrating Sealer: A breathable sealer that allows it to be applied in situations where film-forming sealers would not work, like surfaces where moisture does not readily dissipate, such as pavers installed over a concrete slab.
Also, within these two big “families” there are two mayor groups of sealers, water and solvent-based sealers. In the same way that oil and water don’t mix, water and solvent-based sealers should never be mixed. It will cause a chemical reaction that will ruin the sealing job.

How often do I need to seal my Pavers?
The life span of the sealer depends on many different factors, like quality of the sealer, weather conditions, and porosity of the surface. At Paver Clinic we use only the best quality on comercial grade sealers, that allows for the maximum protection of your Pavers. In most cases we recommend a yearly service.

What does it take to repair my Pavers?
Pavers installed on sand have a great advantage on other surfaces, they can be easily lifted and repair. Repairing sunk, elevated or shifting pavers requieres to lift not only a couple pavers, but the entire affected area, in order to find the original level. After the ground it is properly compacted, the sand bedding is replaced and the pavers reinstalled. Most repairs are done on the same day.

Can I install Pavers over concrete?
Although pavers can be install over concrete and other hard surfaces, there are a few important things to be consider. For example, if the concrete has a severe inclination (normally found on driveways) rain water could washout the sand bedding, leaving the pavers unstable. Another important factor to be taken on consideration is that a film-forming sealer can’t be used due to humidity trap between the slab and the sealer.

  • Can my Pavers be restored?
  • What type of sealer should I use?
  • How often do I need to seal my Pavers?
  • What does it take to repair my Pavers?
  • Can I install Pavers over concrete?
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