Pavers, Sanding Sealing

Pavers, Sanding & Sealing

Throughout our research we decided to use the best product available. Trident Trident products are a go to for all serious Sealing Contractors, One of the major selling parts is the sand. 

The sand: 

We have adapted the Trident 1,2,3 method at Warren’s Power Washing in all our cleanings. Using this tried-and-true method, we can guarantee that the pavers will have a clean and proper surface for optimal results.

Step 1 – Treat for Efflorescence even if none is present.

Step 2 – Apply an organic remover and stain cleaner.

Step 3 – Deep Cleaner and Neutralizer

There are many reasons why you should seal your pavers correctly and by a professional. 

Aesthetics -Enhances Color, Texture, and Brightness and is your best defense against Efflorescence. Porous surfaces like brick and concrete exposed to moisture will form a cloudy white coating known as Efflorescence. This transition happens when salt and solvents in the material migrate to the surface. Sealing your pavers with a water-based sealer limits the moisture inside each paver, effectively preventing Efflorescence. Sealing your pavers also enhances the natural color of the pavers to keep them looking good for years to come. 

Joint Stabilization -Sealing Pavers help stabilize and harden the sand joints holding the pavers, preventing moving and loosening over time. When you properly seal your pavers with the proper sand, the sealer gets into the joints and makes them problematic as concrete, making all the pavers one cohesive unit. Good joint stabilization will also hinder ants and prevent grass and weeds from growing between them.

Is it Easier To Clean and Maintain Pavers

When you properly clean sand and seal pavers, you create a barrier from harsh weather conditions and make the pavers repel stains. In addition, cleaning Pavers are significantly more accessible than cleaning unsealed pavers. Most of the time, all it takes to maintain the pavers is a simple soft wash of the area.

Trident Sealers that we use are water-based sealers as opposed to oil-based sealers. Unlike Oli Based Sealers, water-based sealers allow the pavers to breathe and allow moisture to pass through the paver. They allow water to pass, which effectively prevents Efflorescence. Water-based sealers are penetrating sealers; they penetrate the top layer of each paver, creating a moisture barrier just below the surface rather than a slick gloss from an oil-based sealer. Water-based sealers are especially important around pools where a lot of moisture can cause pavers to be slippery. Pavers with a water-based sealer retain their grip and are much safer under wet conditions.

When to Seal Pavers?

It is essential to wait an appropriate time before sealing new pavers. At Warren’s Power Washing, we recommend 90 days to allow for settling, preventing unnecessary cracking down the road. Waiting for the recommended time frame will enable the pavers to age and let the effloresce resolve for itself.

More sealer is only sometimes better.

Water-based sealers should have a minimum of two coats. The first coat is soaking because it is applied a little heavier than the second coat to effectively get down into the joints and create a solid joint. The second coat is more of an aesthetic jacket. It helps seal the pavers, but depending on the look you are going for is how that coat is applied.

How Often Should You Seal Pavers?

It is recommended 3-5 years for best results, but routine maintenance is the key. Warren’s Power Washing returns to your property in 6 months to check on the project’s progress. We will check our quality of work and do a completely free cleaning at that time. Visit or call 352-489-3339 for a FREE estimate.

Warren’s Power Washing provides cleaning services for properties in Ocala, FL; Hernando, FL; Citrus Hills, FL; Crystal River, FL; Homosassa, FL; Dunnellon, FL; Citrus Springs, FL; and Belleview, FL.