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 are susceptible to a myriad of problems that can weaken their structurally integrity and visual appeal over time. For instance, if you have pavers in your driveway, patio, or pool deck, too much exposure to water and moisture can cause them to degrade, corrode, and crack, which can lead to costly repairs.
Fortunately, there is an easy and cost-effective way to prevent these issues. One of the best paver sealers is the Siloxa-Tek 8500. It is a penetrating concrete sealer designed to treat a variety of applications with an emphasis on hydrophobicity and reduction of water uptake. It dries completely clear with a natural finish that will not change the look or appearance of the susbtrate. Guaranteed to outlast and outperform all other paver sealers on the market, the Siloxa-Tek 8500 is the most advanced paver sealer ever formulated; designed to prevent the re-growth of mold and mildew. By applying the Siloxa-Tek 8500 it will prevent you from having to pressure wash the pavers a semi-annual to annual basis. An added benefit is salt resistance. If the pavers are located in an area exposed to airborne salts or deicing salts the Siloxa-Tek 8500 is able to effectively prevent chloride ion penetration, keeping the pavers free of pitting and cracking.
If you are looking for protection from oil and grease based stains use the Siloxa-Tek 8510. A fluropolymer was added to this formula to make it able to resist staining from oil based stains. If the pavers are exposed to BBQ grease or automobile oil the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is going to be a great option. Stains do need to be cleaned up in a timely manner and cannot be left to sit on the pavers overnight. However, long term spills and stains will be a lot easier to clean and remove on pavers treated with the Siloxa-Tek 8510.
On the other hand if you are looking to enhance the look, feel and texture of the pavers the best sealer to use is the Cryli-Tek 5505; a solvent-based acrylic concrete sealer. Acrylic concrete sealers feature 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 pavers rather than allowing it to penetrate past the surface. They also have the great side benefit of resisting UV rays and discoloration, making sure the aesthetic appeal of your pavers remain as bright and vibrant as when they were installed. Guaranteed to outlast and outperform all other wet look sealers on the market, the Cryli-Tek 5505 is the most advanced decorative solution ever formulated; designed to provide an enhanced surface appearance. Cryli-Tek 5505 is specially formulated to seal decorative and residential concrete while enhancing the color of concrete pavers; giving these surfaces a deeper, richer appearance.
Because pavers are extremely porous, two coats of a solvent-based acrylic concrete sealer may need to be applied. Apply one coat of Cryli-Tek 5505 and wait for it to completely dry before applying a second coat. You can determine if a second coat is ready to be applied by pressing your thumb into the dried coating. If a thumbprint is left, the first coat is still drying. If no imprint is left a second coat may be applied.