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Offline Tom7227

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sealing concrete pavers
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:41:57 AM »
I have a deck that has concrete pavers and it is becoming a real pain to keep it clean and weed free.  I saw on one of the home improvement programs that there is a product that you can apply that puts a glaze on the pavers.  I sort of like that idea but wonder how well the material works and how well it holds up.  Anyone have any experience with this type of application?

Thanks for your time.

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 09:50:32 AM »
sorry Tom............cant help ya on that one???????
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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 10:04:39 AM »
I have a deck that has concrete pavers and it is becoming a real pain to keep it clean and weed free.  I saw on one of the home improvement programs that there is a product that you can apply that puts a glaze on the pavers.  I sort of like that idea but wonder how well the material works and how well it holds up.  Anyone have any experience with this type of application?

Thanks for your time.

Tom

What I would do is first spray the pavers with Ortho Ground clear. This will stop the weed growth for a year. Then apply a good quality paver/ concrete seal. I donít think you will find a single product the will seal and prevent weed growth.

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 11:28:22 AM »

Two things.  It could be slippery where you walk and may need recoating every few years down the road from weathering and flaking.  Just some things to think about.
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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 05:01:28 PM »
My research shows that there are two types.  One seals the block and makes it look wet, what you would expect from say a Thompson's Water Seal.  The other type actually puts a glaze on it.  I got a quote from Patio Town for a product called BP Pro Enhancing Sand Stabilizer at $50 a gallon and the polymeric sand product for $15 a bag.  Total for me is $755.

The search has a number of outfits that talk about the pros and cons.  The biggest is that need to renew it with some frequency, unknown in reality since none of the sites indicate how well it lasts in our winters.  Thing is that I spent in excess of 6 hours power washing it this year and that combined with the weeds is getting old.

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 06:34:19 PM »
I like the fireplaces with the natural field stone thing.  Actually I like both the shiny and the natural look.  You don't want to create a constant maintenance for the rest of your life.  BUT Glenn is available with his spare time too!

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 08:24:50 PM »
I like the fireplaces with the natural field stone thing.  Actually I like both the shiny and the natural look.  You don't want to create a constant maintenance for the rest of your life.  BUT Glenn is available with his spare time too!
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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 07:25:19 PM »
So Tom7227, you ever get that fix figured out???
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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 09:05:39 AM »
I checked out a number of places on line but they didn't help much.  I went to a contractor supply place and the man told me in no uncertain terms that if I put on a glaze sealer it would regret it.  He said it was like putting a sheet of plexiglass down and after a couple of years it would not be clear and likely start to flake off.  Re-doing it every 2-3 years would be required.  Not worth the hassle.  Power wash would still be required although it wouldn't be as tough, but then that would speed up the flaking. 

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2020, 12:03:48 PM »
I wanted to do our rock fireplace cuz that stuff looks so nice when it is shiny.  I even bought the stuff at the local lumber yard.  Came in gallon pails just like paint.  I hesitated and thought about it an returned the stuff.  I too was worried it would become a hobby I didn't need. 

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2020, 05:24:19 PM »
I wanted to do our rock fireplace cuz that stuff looks so nice when it is shiny.  I even bought the stuff at the local lumber yard.  Came in gallon pails just like paint.  I hesitated and thought about it an returned the stuff.  I too was worried it would become a hobby I didn't need.

Over the years I have put various sealer products on my concrete driveway and in the garage.   Not the ones that are glossy and look like varnish but others.   I don't know that they did much good and it has been a few years.   I mostly did it to try to prevent pitting and spalling from the salt.   Might have helped, I don't know.   

Lasted better in the garage than on the driveway.   

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2020, 07:32:24 PM »
So would it be a pain to pry up the pavers and start over?

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Re: sealing concrete pavers
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2020, 11:02:09 AM »
We kind of toyed :scratch: with the idea of doin some epoxy in the garage here but decided against it. Even went as far as buying the epoxy then heard some say that it can get pretty slippery & doesn't hold up as good as advertised. :tut:
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