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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.

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

Do you need to pressure wash pavers before sealing them?

paver cleaners long island NY Gappsi.JPGYes! All concrete and paver surfaces should be cleaned before applying any sealer coating. It is very important that the surface is clean because any stains or materials that get trapped under the sealer will not be able to be cleaned after it’s sealed. Pressure washing pavers is just as important as sealing it.
Using the wrong pressure washing tools could also hurt the pavers. A pressure washer with the wrong nozzle could mark or wear the pavers. The best recommended tool is a high volume, low pressure, hot water pressure washer. The hot water cleans the pavers and prepares the surface for the best result sealing job.

 

Is it necessary to seal pavers?

Is it necessary to seal pavers?

Is it necessary to seal pavers Beautiful driveways by Gappsi.JPGYes! Concrete pavers should be sealed. Paving stones are manufactured with the highest quality cement, but cement is a corrosive material that wears under natural elements.
The sun, rain and cold, can easily wear the surface of pavers, and a good sealing job with the right sealing product, applied by a professional technician of sealing, will create a layer of protection over the paving stones making them water repellent and weather proof. This will protect the concrete surface from corrosion.
A good sealer penetrates the paver surface and stays there for many years, even if the look of the sealer goes away, the color and texture of the pavers will stay new.

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Long Island NY

Paving Stone Cleaning & Sealer Company Long Island NY

GAPPSIPaving stone driveway installed by Gappsi in 2008, got refurbished with the cleaning and sealing process. Using low pressure hot water the pavers surface gets clean uniformly with no impact of wear on the stone surface. The joints in between the pavers got filled with high quality polymeric sand and vibrated with heavy mechanical plate compactor with rubber rolling system to prevent pavers from getting scratched or damaged. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Swimming Pool Company Dix Hills Long Island NY

Swimming Pool Company Dix Hills Long Island NY

Concrete wall vinyl lined Swimming pool Built by Gappsi in Dix Hills Suffolk County NY. With full stadium stairs along shallow end wall, and Fiberglass spillover spas overall pool size is 20 x 40 3.5 to 8 feet deep with a diving board, Salt water chlorine generator and also a full automated safety cover. The masonry and patio were designed and installed by Gappsi, using a combination of Nicolock bayberry roman stones with charcoal borders and circles inlays and trims. To learn more about Gappsi products, please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit our web site at http://www.gappsi.com

Restaurant kitchen Tile installation in Montauk NY by Gappsi.

Restaurant kitchen Tile installation in Montauk NY by Gappsi.

 

This 6×6 porcelain tiles we installed over 2 inches of mud floor and glued with thinset. Being in a tight area and with many drains to collect the water when floor gets washed the small 6×6 tiles best fit the slopes. Floor joists had to be reinforced and secured with extra lumber, to be able to handle the extra weight of the new floor and the commercial kitchen equipment. Contact Gappsi at 631-543-1177 for any commercial and residential kitchens remodeling and installation.

Cambridge Pavers, Pool, Patio and Coping Commack NY.

Cambridge Pavers, Pool, Patio and Coping Commack NY.

Gappsi designed and installed the swimming pool, patio and landscapein Commack NY. Deck jets water feature, were installed on one long side of the newly installed vinyl lined concrete wall swimming pool.These deck jets water features create a pleasant sound effect that can be heard from every part of the backyard. Cambridge paving stones and full nose coping were used to pave pool and backyard patio. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit http://www.gappsi.com

Cambridge Pavers, Pool, Patio and Coping Commack NY.

Cambridge Pavers, Pool, Patio and Coping Commack NY.

Gappsi designed and installed the swimming pool, patio and landscapein Commack NY. Deck jets water feature, were installed on one long side of the newly installed vinyl lined concrete wall swimming pool.These deck jets water features create a pleasant sound effect that can be heard from every part of the backyard. Cambridge paving stones and full nose coping were used to pave pool and backyard patio. To learn more about Gappsi products and services please contact us at 631-543-1177 or visit http://www.gappsi.com

Gunite swimming pool built Upper Brookville NY 11545 by Gappsi

Gunite swimming pool built Upper Brookville NY 11545 by Gappsi

gunite-swimming-pool-built-upper-brookville-ny-11545-by-gappsiGunite swimming pool was constructed with 10 inches concrete wall shell and 8 inches gunite floor. With ½ inches rebar 12 inches on center, radiuses built in gunite shell spa has been built in the center of shallow end with sundecks on each side of it with steps that lead in the pool. Along both side of the 40 ft wall a stand ledge was created in the pool floor to allow small kids to cross the pool by walking on it. The deep end of the swimming pool incorporates 2 sets of corner stairs and a bench connecting them both.
Pool depth is 5 ft, wich makes this Gunite swimming pool is a non-diving pool. This Gunite swimming pool also has an automated safety cover this feature allows the pool area to be open to the rest of the yard and fencing around the pool is not requested thus making the pool patio more accessible and functional. This safety cover also functions as a solar cover, keeping the water warmer without the use of the heater. The auto cover can also be used as a winter cover, while keeping the swimming pool safe in the winter; it also keeps clean, avoiding drilling ugly holes in the patio stones if you decide to install a mash cover. The plumbing was done using 2 inches 40 schedule hard pvc pipes, this allows water to flow and filtered fester. The pool plaster finish consists Tahoe blue diamond bright quarts. Unlike Marble dust quarts plaster is a much harder material making the finish of this Gunite swimming pool last 2 or 3 times longer with the proper maintenance. A 6 inches gray blue porcelain tiles bend was installed to The top perimeter of the pool walls, the tiles line is used to avoid the water in the pool to create a mark on the walls , the porcelain tiles are frost and whether resistant and pool water level is set to be at the center of the tiles. The pool coping used is 2 inches thick 12 wide in 6 ft long section Pennsylvania bluestone treads as pool coping and 14 inches double-sided easy edge for spa coping. The patio pavers are Moca travertine French pattern all from the Gappsi natural stone products selection. The equipment is Totally Hayward, pump, Filter and heater, to keep the water sanitized a salt chlorine generator and an ozone system were installed, the combination of these 2 will keep water free of alleges and impurities easily and automatically thus making this a maintenance and Chemicals free Gunite swimming pool. The back yard patio outdoor kitchen and raised patio all paved with moca travertine pavers and veneer products. For more information about Gunite pools design and installation contact Gappsi at 631-543-1177 or visit
http://gappsi.com/long-island-gunite-pool-inground-construction-design