Why should I choose a professional to seal my pavers? Can’t I just go with a handy man?

Professionals are trained and experienced in paver sealing. They will provide you with insight on sealing your pavement. An experienced technician will use the best sealant for your pavers and have the right equipment to ensure efficiency and safety during the paver sealing process. 50% of our work is to correct mistakes made by others who knew little about sealing but were cheap. In the end it costs about twice as much if we have to strip someone else’s work to correct poorly sealed pavers.

What is paver maintenance?

Paver maintenance involves taking steps to ensure that your pavers maintain their attractive appearance and stay in good condition for longer. Paver maintenance may include:

  • Pressure cleaning
  • Sealing pavers to prevent the growth of weed, moss and algae
  • Sanding
How long does sealing pavers last?
Paver sealer protects your pavers from damage from the sun as well as from the growth of mold, algae, weeds and mildew. Paver sealer lasts for between 2 and 5 years. It is advisable to have your pavers sealed every 2-3 years to keep them in pristine shape.
What is paver cleaning?
Paver cleaning is the process of getting rid of the dirt and grime that has accumulated on your pavers. Paver cleaning often involves the use of detergent and water under pressure. Pressure cleaning helps to loosen dirt and get rid of stubborn stains. It also helps to get rid of organic matter such as weeds and lichens growing on the pavers. Professional cleaners may also use other special solutions to kill moss or algae.
What happens when you don’t seal pavers?
If you don’t seal pavers they will remain exposed. They are likely to deteriorate faster and wither. The color will also dissipate as the sun “bleaches” the color out of unprotected pavers. They will also become stained as a result of mold, mildew, algae, dirt and grime accumulating on them.
Why do I need to clean my cement tile roof?
Most deed restricted communities require their residents to keep their property clean so that it looks good all the time. Since your roof is so large, if it’s dirty you can see that very easily. A new roof typically has a light sealant applied to it during manufacturing. This sealant burns off after the first year or two and then your cement tile roof is exposed to all the elements (i.e. water, dirt, humidity and sun) that allows mold and mildew to grow very quickly. Once the mold and mildew begins to grow the colonies of mold spread and cover the roof making it turn dark.
I’ve seen people hiring contractors to pressure wash their roof. Some even used high pressure circular scrubbers to clean the tiles. Is this a good idea?

In order to answer this question you need to go to the tile manufacturer and see what they recommend to clean their tiles. Without exception they all recommend using low pressure and minimizing walking on the roof. Here at new beginnings we use a softwash process that cleans the roof using low pressure.

How long should a roof cleaning last?
That question depends on a number of elements which includes the condition of the tile, type and size of trees around the house, proximity to major roads or construction and a number of other factors. Under typical conditions a cleaning should last 2-3 years.
Do you have anything that will keep the roof clean all the time so I don’t have to deal with the HOA sending me letters?
Absolutely. We actually have two solutions. Our first is a product called Arrest’R that is applied to a clean roof and will keep it clean for two years. Every two years we just come back and reapply but your roof will stay clean during the entire time. Our 2nd solution is called Citra Shield. This Eco Friendly product is a special product that is activated by rain and sun so it cleans over time. Once cleaned it’s applied on a regular basis and will keep your roof clean between treatments.