Published Tuesday 24th of December 2013 // Updated Wednesday 8th of February 2017
One of the most common forms of concrete used in warmer climates from Florida to California are pavers. While they may not be as strong as traditional concrete, pavers are, in fact, a type of concrete. This type of concrete is somewhat more delicate and prone to extreme damage in colder climates that suffer through harsh winters, which is why it isnt found as frequently in colder areas. Pavers are found in driveways, patios, pathways, walkways, pool decks, and other such areas in a wide variety of homes. They are inexpensive, aesthetically appealing, and fairly easy to maintain, all of which makes them a decidedly attractive option for installation.
However, as pavers are typically made up of concrete, they can fall prey to a wide variety of potential problems that can harm their structural integrity and visual aesthetic charm. For instance, if you have pavers in your driveway, patio, or pool deck, excessive exposure to moisture and water can lead to degradation, corrosion, and cracking, all of which will likely result in costly repairs.
Fortunately, there is an easy and cost-effective way to prevent these issues. Siloxa-Tek 8500, the best concrete paver sealer, will provide more than enough protection for your structure made out of pavers. The Siloxa-Tek 8500 is a water-based silane/siloxane sealer that is safe for personal application, environmentally friendly, and legal in all 50 states with low VOCs as compared to solvent-based sealers. The Siloxa-Tek 8500 will protect pavers from deicing salt damage and will never peel, flake or delaminate with UV exposure along with a variety of other benefits, such as increased slip-resistance, which can be a necessity if you have kids running around the pool deck.
If you are looking for more of a satin finish or high gloss finish acrylic sealers, such as the Cryli-Tek 5500 or the Cryli-Tek 5505 are made up of large particles of sealant that cannot penetrate past the small surface pores of the concrete. Instead, the sealant will remain on the surface to be spread out evenly. These sealers will function like raincoats, keeping the water on the surface of the concrete rather than allowing it to penetrate past the surface. They also have the added benefit of resisting UV rays and the discoloration they wreak on your concrete, making youre your pavers remain bright and fresh. If you are looking for a satin finish the 5500 is a water based product that will give you a slight decorative sheen; whereas if you are looking for a gloss/wet look finish the 5505 is a solvent based product that will give a decorative enhancement.