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For the best possible results, it is best to hire a professional to install and seal your pavers. The majority of the work lies in preparing the paving stone floor, and when it comes to sealing, you need a high-quality pressure washing machine. You need to clear the area of dirt and debris, and prepare the base material and sand bedding before laying the pavers down in the desired pattern. Then it is necessary to sweep sand over the...

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Interlocking pavers are favored because they create a strong, durable surface that can withstand prolonged exposure to inclement weather and heavy loads. It is possible to remove individual pavers if they are damaged, and no mortar is required when installing them. As interlocking pavers are also extremely decorative and versatile, they are well worth considering when looking to install pavers. Continue reading about driveway and...

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This depends on the type of sealer used. Certain sealers are great for allowing the pavers to cure and breathe, while others trap lime and salts on the surface of the pavers because they are not breathable. You should be looking to seal the pavers when they are new, because the whole purpose of sealing is to preserve the “new” look of the pavers on your yard or driveway. Continue reading about driveway and paving...

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One possible issue is weeds growing between the paver joints, but you can prevent this by filling up the joints with sand and adding a sealant. Otherwise, you’ll have to keep a close eye on your paving surface and kill any weeds that appear. There are various cleaning solutions you can apply to get rid of skid marks, algae, oil, and grime. You may see a whitish haze, known as efflorescence, on the surface of the paving stones, but you...

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If you want a beautiful, smooth surface for your home or business, epoxy flooring is a great option. Epoxy floor coatings are up to four times stronger than a 4-inch concrete floor and are excellent at hiding imperfections in a concrete base. Epoxy flooring is also a good choice for surfaces in areas where constant debris is an issue, such as in an auto repair shop. The multitude of color options and chip sizes ensure you get a...

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It is imperative that you have a maintenance program, as this will greatly increase the life of the stained concrete and sealer. You could clean it with a neutral cleaner and reapply wax periodically to avoid wear and tear. The wax helps to preserve the “new” look of the concrete floor. Winter is the worst time for wear, as de-icing salts and sand can be tracked in, and this damages the concrete surface. Learn more about acid stained...

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How Often Should Pavers Be Sealed?

How Often Should Pavers Be Sealed?


Posted By on Dec 14, 2014

Again, this depends on the product, and it is essential to ask an expert. When paving stones are properly sealed, they should be okay for five or six years, at which point you would apply another light coat, which should keep your pavers looking good for another six years. Continue reading about driveway and paving...

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Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview

Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview


Posted By on Dec 13, 2014

When it comes to choosing the right epoxy coating for your floor, you need to consider the following before reading on: Your overall budget, as this determines the quality of coating you can buy. The type of look and finish you are seeking. The level of durability required. The condition your concrete floor is in. Preparation Epoxy is a long-lasting coating that is painted onto a concrete surface. It resists grease and other...

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It is best to allow a 28-day curing period for the hydration water to dry up. While you may be able to acid stain sooner, you should wait out the full 28-day period, as this means you can seal when finished staining. This is an important consideration since most sealers are sensitive to moisture. Learn more about acid stained concrete...

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There are numerous ways to apply the stain, and each provides you with a different look. Application with a non-metallic sprayer or bottle is recommended, and you should ensure the area is completely covered, and any walls, trim, doors, and other objects that might be affected by the spray should also be covered. Use a special acid-resistant brush or broom after spraying to move the stain around. Always keep a wet edge, and never use...

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One of the best things about paving stones is their versatility. You can use them in your yard, driveway, garden steps, pool deck, walkway, and just about any other location outside your home. Continue reading about driveway and paving options.

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