The cost to reseal driveway pavers will depend on if you are applying the paver sealer, or if you are hiring a company to apply the paver sealer for you. If you are applying the sealer to pavers, the cost is typically less than $1.00/square foot, but if you are hiring someone to apply the paver for you, the cost can be as high as $12.00/square foot. There are benefits to applying the paver sealer yourself, and benefits to hiring a paver contractor.
DIY Paver Driveway Sealer
If you are resealing a paver driveway, or recently had a paver driveway installed, applying a concrete sealer is fairly easy. Using a roller or sprayer, simply apply two coats to the surface in accordance with the application instructions.
There are two main categories of sealers that can be applied to pavers. The first type of sealer is a penetrating sealer. Penetrating sealers, like the Armor SX5000 and Armor SX5000 WB, work entirely below the surface and won’t change the look or color of the pavers. A second type of penetrating sealer is the Armor WL550. While it also works below the surface, it will slightly enhance the color of the pavers. Pavers are very porous however so the color enhancement will be slight. While these sealers are fantastic sealers and very easy to apply, they can only be applied to unsealed pavers. They can’t be applied over another type of sealer or coating.
A second type of paver sealer is an acrylic paver sealer. Solvent based acrylic sealers are very popular because they are easy to apply, easy to maintain, easy to repair, and easy to re-apply. Just about any issue that arrives from a solvent based acrylic sealer can be repaired with Xylene or the Armor Blush Repair. Solvent based acrylic sealers will darken the pavers to bring out any dull and faded coloring and enhance the pavers with a low to high gloss finish. The Armor AR350, Armor AR500, and Armor AX25 are great choices for sealing paver driveways.
Cost Associated With Applying A Paver Driveway Sealer
The costs are fairly minimal depending on what you currently have for application tools. Here are a few costs to consider when applying a paver sealer yourself:
- Cleaning costs – You want to hire a pressure washing company to clean the pavers, or you can clean the surface yourself using a pressure washer or cleaning solution. If you have an old sealer or coating that needs to be removed prior to application, a coating stripper like the Armor CR100 may also be required.
- Application tools – You will want to have a 3/8-1/2″ nap roller and roller accessories, or a commercial pump sprayer. In some cases, you may want both on hand. It really depends on if the pavers have polymeric sand or lose sand in the paver joints. Typically, a commercial pump sprayer is used for application, and a roller is used to back roll areas that may develop puddling. Any personal protective equipment such as gloves or masks may also be required.
If you have any questions about application, feel free to contact a Foundation Armor Technician. They can answer any questions you may have and walk you through the application process.
Hiring A Paver Contractor
There are many benefits to applying a paver sealer yourself and there are many benefits to hiring a paver contractor. Paver contractors do cost more, but they will typically handle cleaning the pavers, applying the sealer, and cleaning up the mess. If anything goes wrong with the paver sealer application, they will also come back and fix any issues that may have come up. If you prefer to be hands off and want to come home from work to a sealed paver driveway, this may be the best option for you.