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Old 11-13-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Bonita Springs, FL
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We've been in our Bonita Springs house about 1 1/2 years and are considering having the pool area and driveway pavers professionally sealed. Would appreciate any comments and/or recommendations (both positive and negative) experiences regarding this process.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Florida Space Coast
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We've been in our Bonita Springs house about 1 1/2 years and are considering having the pool area and driveway pavers professionally sealed. Would appreciate any comments and/or recommendations (both positive and negative) experiences regarding this process.
having them professionally sealed is no different than do it yourself. If you can spray for insects or mop you can seal pavers. you can either buy one of those insect sprayers and use it to spray (which is good to fill in cracks or you can buy a mop or roller and apply it that way . around the pool area if you want to add a little skid protection you buy this at lowes or home depot. Personally if I were doing this I would spread the anti skid stuff around the high traffic areas and use the sprayer to put the sealer on. areas like the driveway would use a roller.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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What is the reason for sealing the pavers? At first glance, it would seem that the sealant would reduce the ability for water to drain off into the sand between the pavers, making for a situation where water could stand.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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They look brand new after sealing. Like a fresh coat of paint on your house. They will darken up to their original color. Be careful of those guys going door to door selling sealing services. It is an easy job but takes a few days to do ur right. You have to start by pressure cleaning your pavers. Then letting the pavers dry completely for a couple days from the moisture. If you put the sealer on before all of the moisture is gone you will end up with white cloudy areas where the moisture was still in the pavers. Cost is about $100 for 5 gallons of quality solvent based sealer. Don't use water base. Stay away from Thompsons sealers. Use a sprayer to apply, then roll over that with a paint roller on a pole to even out the sealer. Do 3' X 10' sections at a time. If it's a small driveway about 1 -5 gallon might do it. Mine is 3 cars wide and takes 2 -5 gallon containers. Or go by the square foot instructions on the container.
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