Paver Restoration Services in Tampa Bay, Florida
At Peter’s Pressure Washing, we offer professional paver restoration services for homes and commercial areas in all of Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.
Our expert specialists have years of hands-on experience to make your pavements look new. We ensure that your investment retains its value by using commercial-grade equipment and solvent sealers.
We follow a detailed process that encompasses debris removal, filling in the gaps, and applying the sealer. Preserve the natural beauty of your pavement by hiring our services.
There are several reasons a sealer may fail, turning white, cloudy, or hazy. To name a few, these reasons include: trapped water vapor (typically occurs with oil-based acrylic sealers), paver sealer applied too thickly, failure to correctly prep surface, and resealing with an incompatible product.
Paver Sealers and Strippers
Many, in fact most sealers on the market are designed using cheap resins that do not bond well and are destined to fail. Whatever the case, a whiting issue is quite unsightly and takes away from an otherwise beautiful feature of your home.
Don’t settle for less! For a fraction of your initial investment in the pavers, you can protect that investment and re-obtain the “curb appeal” you originally sought in purchasing pavers.
The Solution: Restoring Faded Pavers
Step 1: Stripping the Failed Coating and Cleaning the Surface
When a paver sealer fails it is always necessary to strip the failed sealer completely from the surface before a new sealer is applied. If you try to reseal the pavers on top of the already failing original layers of sealer, you are guaranteed to only create a bigger problem. The pavers may temporarily look better, but the sealer will turn white again, and when it does, it will be even worse. This paver restoration process involves the application of a stripper, which breaks the bond between the original sealer and the paver, without harming the paver in any way. Then a surface cleaner connected to a full vacuum recovery system is used to remove the sealer/stripper.
After this process is completed the pavers are back to a clean slate as if they had never been sealed. The importance of the vacuum recovery system cannot be understated. Not only is it legally required by the Clean Water Act and EPA regulations, it’s also necessary in order to properly complete the job. Without vacuum recovery, it is impossible in most cases to effectively remove 100% of the old sealer.
Step 2: Replenishing Joint Sand
The joint sand of an interlocking paver system is a key component of the whole paver system. It keeps all the pieces of the puzzle, so to speak, in place so that they don’t shift and/or sink. Over time, this sand will invariably wash out and settle, necessitating the joints to be re-filled with fresh sand. Experienced technicians realize that this is the step where extra time should be taken for quality results. In the past, re-sanding has been done by spreading out the sand dry, sweeping into the joints, then blowing away excess.
The problem with this method is that dry sand tends to “bridge” and create air pockets in the joints whereas the wet sanding technique condenses the sand down, ensuring that the joint is tightly packed. The Seal ‘n Lock System is the first ever “all in one day” process. Traditional sealers are incompatible with moisture, which is one of the reasons the dry sanding process is used with them. It’s also crucial to use the correct type of sand, which is a coarse angular granule silica sand. Once the joint sand is replenished, a flood coat of Seal ‘n Lock is applied, which bonds the sand in the joints together to help inhibit sand loss, weed growth, and ant mines.
Step 3: Applying Seal 'n Lock
Finally, using the Seal n Lock Spray Application System, Peter’s Pressure Washing will apply both a flood coat and top coat of sealer. The purpose of the flood coat is to saturate the joints with a high volume of sealer in order to lock the joint sand in place. The top coat provides added protection and enhancement.
Our customers are consistently surprised at the transformation that takes place when the process is finished. Look at the reviews from our many satisfied customers!