What kind of driveway or patio cleaning equipment would you recommend?
A standard power washer will do the job, but one with a rotary head* style accessory is recommended for driveway cleaning and patio cleaning. As a general rule, the more powerful the washer, the less time it will take.
*Please see cleaning equipment section on our website for furher information.
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.
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.
Does applying the block paving sealer kill all weeds?
We cannot guarantee that this will be the case. After the ‘cleaning’ process we suggest applying a ‘weed killer’. After re-sanding, the acrylic block paving sealer will ‘sand bind’ and protect the sanded joints, this will help reduce and make it a lot more difficult for weeds to put down their roots again. But further growth can always occur unless a small amount of general 'upkeep' is maintained*
* Please see 'application guide' supplied with block paving sealer.
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.
Why should I use your paving sealer, I have found other cheaper products available?
We could also make our products cheaper, by using lower quality materials, but long term this would just lead to disappointed customers. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and are BS/5750 ISO9000 approved to give our customers peace of mind.
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