If you’re starting to notice some wear and tear or oil stains and marks throughout your interlock patio, it could be time to seal it. If you’ve been debating or weighing those pros and cons, here are a few pointers for why it’s always a smart idea to seal your interlock patio.
If you think about it, placing anything that will be subject to the elements – whether it’s those hot sunny days, or damp, cold winter months – it makes sense to provide some sort of coating to protect it. If it was a wooden deck or patio, would you leave it untreated? Of course not, because you know it won’t take long before it starts to deteriorate and rot. Well your interlock patio is no different. It may consist of different materials, but those materials are still vulnerable against the constant exposure to the elements.
Restore the Stones
Using a pressure hose can work wonders for cleaning up your patio and making it look almost brand new. It’s like giving your stones a facelift. But it would seem silly to go through all of that trouble of cleaning and restoring them without adding a protected coat to keep them looking that way indefinitely. Why waste your time and money by not taking that simple extra step to promote the longevity of the product?
If you’re noticing those pesky weeds that seem to always find a spot to squeeze through your stones, a coating of sealer can help. You don’t want to be down on your knees digging them out each time, or having to spray them. With a protective coat, you may be able to avoid weed growth altogether.
Prevent Grease and Oil Stains
Without a coating, interlock pavers on your driveway can easily become marked up and stained from oils spills, grease and other marks left from your car. They can seep through the stone and joints making it very difficult to remove. A coat of sealer provides a resistant layer against the staining quality of oil and grease. So anytime you have your car parked on your interlock, there’s no need to worry about it staining the driveway.
If you’re going to invest in quality interlocking pavers, why not ensure their longevity by adding a sealer coat so that the pavers can stand up to those harsh winter months and hot summer days? Whether you have an interlock driveway, walkway, or patio, you deserve to have it looking its best for years to come.