When working with Jim Lytell Marble and Stone Restoration, or your local company, it is important to know the basics about your brick floor. Your Naples brick, or surrounding area floor is typically manufactured to a high density standard that allows no more than 5 percent water absorption. That being said, if oil, paint, cement, or mortar spills onto your pavers, clean it immediately to reduce the chances for staining. If it does leave a stain, sand set pavers are easy to replace, as you will only need to pull the stained pavers. The white residue on top of the pavers is a condition called efflorescence. Efflorescence will sometimes wear off naturally If the efflorescence persists it’s usually is due to poor draining. We do have methods to remove the efflorescence. The main reason for using a sealer on pavers is to deepen the color. If you choose to use a topical sealer just remember that you will be setting yourself up for an expensive maintenance treadmill because they may need to be stripped and resealed once every three to five years depending on the traffic. We recommend sealing your pavers with a penetrating sealer or a color enhancing penetrating sealer. It will last a lot longer and not require stripping before being resealed keeping the cost of having beautiful pavers at a minimum.
Free On Site Estimates for your brick floors or brick pavers.
- Brick driveway or walkway efflorescence removal
- Brick driveway or walkway cleaning
- Brick driveway or walkway sealing