Brick Paver and Concrete Maintenance
Maintaining your brick pavers and concrete surfaces is very important. Here at PMS, we have been maintaining decorative hardscape surfaces for almost two decades and have perfected our techniques over the years. Because different surfaces need different services, we have made it our duty to be the experts on all services.
Brick Paver Maintenance
• Should wait at least 6 months after installation to seal
• Should be resealed every 3-7 years depending on exposure to sun, amount of traffic on pavers, if there is any water pooling, and weather exposure.
• Sealing prevents: color fading, surface corrosion, and joints from washing out.
• PMS rolls sealer on vs. spraying in order to get the most efficient and long lasting coverage.
• Sealing helps to deter insects and weeds from compromising sand joints.
• Polymeric sand is available as an alternative to sealing.
• PMS does not recommend polymeric sand because it does not stabilize joints and does not help protect against weeds and insects.
• PMS offers a water-based sealer for natural stone and clay pavers.
• After sealing pavers several times, they may need to be chemically stripped before being resealed.
Concrete Maintenance (All types):
• Should wait at least 2 months after installation to seal stamped concrete.
• Exposed aggregate should be sealed immediately after installation.
• Stamped concrete requires 2 thin coats of sealer with a grit broadcast in between.
• PMS has a browntone sealer that is available for both stamped concrete and exposed aggregate.
• The browntone sealer helps to mask small imperfections from installation.
• PMS has a semi-breathable sealer available for traditional concrete.
• Traditional concrete should be sealed before it has any vehicular traffic.
• Concrete surfaces should be resealed every 3-7 years depending on exposure to sun, amount of traffic, if there are any cracks, and weather exposure.