The Sealing Application Process

Joint Sand Colors Tan/White or Beige/Gray

Tan-White and Beige-Gray sand-colors-used-for-polyurethane-sealer-applications-only
Used for Polyurethane Sealer Applications Only

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    WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN GAPPSI IS CLEANING & SEALING YOUR STONES

    Any questions you have you may call or text Giuseppe any time at 631-831-3177

    • Our process of restoring your pavers starts with using the best machinery to do the initial cleaning preparation,  utilizing a hot water steam washing system with extractors and surface cleaners.

    • Chemical solutions will be used if needed to remove any stains, old sealers, or general cleaners on stones to facilitate the removal of any debris on the stone surfaces.

    • We also offer repairs of stones that are shifted, damaged, and need to be fixed before the patio is sealed.

    • As part of our restoration process, we will readjust any mulch in the flower beds that gets compromised during the pressure washing process, and clean the fence or house if they get dirty during the stone cleaning process.

    • After our joint’s polymeric sanding installation process, we will compact pavers with state of the art vibratory compactor to allow the sand to fill the joints.

    • We will vacuum any debris, sand, or dust that falls into the pool water with our own vacuuming and filter system.

    About Scheduling

    • After you give us the go-ahead to provide our stone restoration service, we will move you into the jobs-to-do schedule as in a first come first serve customer list.

    • We politely request that you be patient and wait for us to contact you when we are getting ready to provide our services, Gappsi’s Main Focus is to do a great job at restoring your stones.

    • We do not seal patios for occasions or parties. We seal for long-term care of your stones.

    • We select the best days the weather allows from April 1st through October 30th.

    • We cannot guarantee a scheduled date, we can’t apply a sealer if it’s raining if we know it’s going to rain or after it has just rained, and we don’t know how much delay we are going to have, and to updated all the customers that we have on schedule it’s finically not possible.

    About  The Sealed Stones 

    • Due to the natural elements (rain, snow, ice, and heat), the sealer will gradually and uniformly weather away. The sealer will need to be reapplied after 3 to 5 years, and if you wish to reseal the stones, you should wait at least four years from the sealed date.

    • Removal of stains is not 100% guaranteed to be completely removed prior to sealing the stones, but the sealer will hide most of the stains that are not completely removed.

    • The installation of polymeric sand will reduce but not completely eliminate the growth of weeds and moss, because dust and dirt will eventually collect on the surface of the stones and germinate again unless stone surfaces is cleaned with proper cleaners yearly.

    What Types of Sealers Do We Use?

    • We use color enhancers or natural look, penetrating, or surface coating sealers. based on the application, clients’ expectations, or our suggestions. The sealer we select is determined by the type of stone we are applying it to, depending on; the stone age, texture, color, and type of stone such as natural stone or concrete pavers.

    • Natural stones have different consistency of structure and these will absorb the sealer differently; some may require a slip resistance added to the surface, others might require penetrating sealers, and others might require surface coating enhancing sealers.

    • Concrete pavers also have different absorption, structures, and textures, and based on the look you requested we will use the appropriate sealer. For example, gray pavers would darken if a color enhancer sealer is used, and gray silver will turn into charcoal gray.  Please ask questions if you have any concerns.

    • All sealers have a purpose and to deliver a certain finished look, the preparation of the surface that is going to be sealed is most important for the performance of the finished coating.

    What Does Sealer Accomplish?

    The sealer will enhance the color and beauty of your stones.  It will also reveal imperfections.  Once applied the sealer may show inconsistency of your colors and textures. We use the sealer according to your request and liking. You can choose a color enhancer that will intensify the color of your stones. Additionally, you may choose a nonenhanced sealer look that will slightly enhance the appearance of your stones. Both sealers will make your stones water-repellent and stain-resistant.

     Ant Problems

    Ants can rarely dig through the sand after this process. Occasionally, ants may find their way and dig through the sand. You might have to put chemicals in the nests until they are no longer there and then we can refill the holes with polymeric sand.

    Moss and Surface Weeds

    Moss is a natural occurrence of vegetation that grows over the soil and dust that settles on the surface of the pavers. Especially in poor drainage situations such as damp and shaded areas, moss and some weeds grow over the pavers’ surface and in deeper grooves. The sealer does not correct the slope of the patio or prevent moss and weeds from growing on the pavement surface, because it is vegetation that occurs over the sealed pavers. Sealing the pavers will help a lot with preventing moss from growing on the paver surface, the dust that settles on the surface of the pavers will be easily washed away during rain and it will facilitate the cleaning of pavers with a simple sprayed cleaning solution.

    How to Maintain Your Sealed Paver

    “DO NOT”

    USE A PRESSURE WASHER  TO CLEAN YOUR SEALED PATIO

    Maintenance of the sealed stones is important for the longevity of the sealer and also to make your stone look good, by simply applying a cleaning solution every springtime. Cleaning solutions can be purchased at the Gappsi showroom or simply mix Clorax bleach one part bleach 4 parts water and a drop of soap mix it together and spray it on or mop it on the sealed surface and let it dry on it without rinsing it.

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