Will my block paving or pattern imprinted concrete look shiny once sealer has been applied?
As a rule of thumb how the paving looks when damp, is how it will look once treated with sealer. The majority of people feel this gives the paving a 'fresh look' and are very happy that the original colour has been restored.
Do you offer a paving sealer developed specifically for patio paving slabs?
The Smartseal premium paving sealer generally is suitable for patios, but due to the fact that paving slabs have many different levels of porosity, it is always recommended to do a test area first
What type of sand is swept between the joints in block paving?
Kiln dried sand is always recommended. This ensures the joints of the block paving are completely filled. This type of sand solidifies and bonds more effectively with the block paving sealer giving maximum protection against weed growth and the future loss of jointing sand.
What are the major benefits of applying block paving sealer to my driveway?
If your block paving has sealer applied properly then any future deterioration will be extremely minimal. The acrylic sealer enhances the colour of the block paving, minimises colour loss from ultra violet light, protects against oil stains, weeds and algae growth. It also solidifies the sand in the joints of the block paving which gives further overall protection.
How long will the paving sealer last once applied?
The life expectancy of paving sealer is generally between 5-7 years but will vary for several reasons - the amount of paving sealer applied, vehicle traffic use, exposure to sunlight and porosity of surface will all be relevant factors. For example, a north facing driveway with limited sunlight exposure will need re-sealing more frequently than one facing south.
How many coats of block paving sealer would you recommend?
Dependent on the type of block paving laid 2 coats recommended*, then "top up"coats can be applied periodically as required.
* For technical advice on your specific type of surface and the number of coats required please call Smartseal on 01277 829743.
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