About Pavers and Efflorescence
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Interlocking concrete pavers (also known as segmental pavers) have been used for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that concrete was used in their mass-production.
Concrete pavers are made from a very dry mix of gravel, sand, cement, and a coloring agent. The ingredients are moved with conveyor belts and placed into molds. A vibrating press compresses the concrete into the mold, causing the small amount of water within the mixture to set the cement. Due to the use of colors and pigments, concrete floors give a wide range of colours, although the color can fade faster than Brick and Stone Pavers. The use of sealants can help to preserve the color of concrete pavements for longer and prevent efflorescence.
Only Serveon’s Sealers
- Prevent ugly efflorescence,
- Don’t require waiting to be sealed,
- Acrylic sealers are both film forming and penetrating,
- Provide more sealer choices to fit every situation
- Acrylic or Silicone Wet Look sealers
- Solvent or water-base sealers
- High gloss to low sheen to matte finishes
- Vibrant color enhancers to no color change
- Most can be used as a re-sealer for touch up and easy maintenance
- Acylic sealers also perform as a joint stabilizer
- In general all Serveon sealers for pavers have faster curing times, providing faster customer use and less inconvenience
What you should know about EFFLORESCENCE.
There are many well known companies that make wet look sealers for pavers. But these same companies can’t prevent efflorescence. As a result they talk around it, recommend you wait 60 days before you seal, and talk about the cleaner they have for taking efflorescence off.
The bottom line is, it affects your bottom line and the degrades the look of your pavers.
Fact #1. Efflorescence is the white residue that comes up from a paver and lower density concrete tiles and from polymeric sand and grout. The white residue is called calcium carbonate. Sealing over calcium carbonate will lock in the white blemish thus it needs to be removed.
Fact #2. Calcium carbonate will disappear on its own over time, a long time. No one wants to look at it for months on end. Once formed, calcium carbonate needs to be removed with a cleaner. However, once removed it can come back.
Fact #3. Calcium carbonate can be prevented from occurring and if it has occurred and been cleaned off, prevented from reoccurring.
Fact #4. Serveon’s Professional Paver Package eliminates efflorescence from occurring/reoccurring. There are three simples steps, clean, apply efflorescence sealer, apply Wet Look sealer.
Fact #5. You don’t have to endue efflorescence. Serveon’s advanced technology gives you a professional hardscape solution. In addition, this same technology offers you the most innovative and reliable sealers for pavers in the business.
PAVER SEALING – Frequently Asked Questions
Paver sealing enhances the appearance of your pavers, gives much greater protection from spills and stains, while also making it much easier to clean. It is, however, a process, if applied incorrectly, can result in a look worse than what you started with.
To help take the mystery away, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to paver sealing, along with some other important information.
Please click here to go to a list of the most frequently asked paver sealing questions and our answers.
Serveon’s Acrylic Wet Look Sealers are both film forming and penetrating. Each acrylic baed sealer contains a silane that penetrates below the surface forming a second layer of protection. The fortified acrylic polymer on the surface forms a powerful bond to the paver that does not delaminate. The acrylic polymer protects from liquids, vehicle oil, wine, condiments and more.