Tag Archives: urethane

Backyard Pool Patio Contractor Westbury Long Island NY

Backyard Pool Patio Contractor Westbury Long Island NY

westbury Long Island NY sealed pool patio Gappsi.jpgBackyard pool patio installed by Gappsi in Westbury NY with natural stone pavers.
Scogli di mare limestone pool coping, 6×9 Melfi limestone random pattern and in lays of 6×9 scogli di mare pavers. Stoop and cocking island veneer were veneered with Fiorito travertine. The all pool and house patio were cleaned with hot water low pressure washing, joints were filled with haze free polymeric sand and sealed with urethane sealer.

What time of Sand material is best to fill the joints in between pavers?

What time of Sand material is best to fill the joints in between pavers?

polymeric sand installation Gappsi.JPGPolymeric sand is best to use to fill the joints in between pavers. High quality polymeric sand will not leave any stains on the surface. Gappsi vibrates the pavers while sweeping which allows the send to fill the joints tight and also help the sand harden. Sweeping the excess sand off the pavers before wetting the sand is also very important. This prevents the glue that is in the sand to smear the pavers surface. Most importantly, applying a good urethane sealer will further help the sand to harden and prevent ants from digging into the paver joints and weeds from growing on patios.

What is the best sealer for concrete pavers?

What is the best sealer for concrete pavers?

Stone Cleaning & sealing.jpgThere are many manufactures of sealers, from solvents to acrylic urethane. Epoxies, acrylic, and urethanes sealers come in water-based versions and solvent-based versions, including combinations of both. The biggest difference between the two is the VOC content. The sheen and life of the product determines how often it lasts before needing to be reapplied. Solvent-based acrylics tend yellow overtime and don’t allow the concrete breathe. Epoxies are the strongest sealers, but are best used for smoother surfaces and more for indoor or warehouse floor application. The best sealers for paving stones are water-based urethanes. They are algae and mold inhibitors, allow superior joint stabilization, they are environmentally safe, its UV Protection will not harm vegetation, and it is VOC Compliant in all 50 States. Well-trained Gappsi personnel can apply paving stone sealer products achieving the best results.