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We just finished our paver driveway. 1300 sq. ft.
I got a price from the company that installed it of $900 to seal it which sounded high. I priced the material to seal it myslef at $200-$300 depending on coverage. Then I called some other companies that seal pavers and got prices around $400.
Now what culd be the difference between the $900 and $400 job? For $400 I would rather pay someone to do it especially the first time but I want to make sure its done right. If anyone has any experience, please chime in.
 

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TOMMY HIWAVE said:
water is the main but also sand. i can not say but i bet the 400 is watered down and will look good for half a year.
I think your refering to paving and if I'm reading this correctly he is talking pavers.

Personally I think I'd do it myself because I imagine you'll want to do it every couple years but maybe Cuda on the board here does some of that sealing.
 

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Asphalt pavement or PAVERS?

I do pavement design for a living at times... In most applications there is NO need for sealant. This is to prevent water intrusion which could cause the sub-grade or gravel to become saturated and become unstable. This is what you DON"T want with a flexible pavement. The other reason is to prevent oil and other contaminants that may break down the emulsifying agent or asphalt(the sticky stuff).

I just had mine done at my house, and I have not sealed it, I have no plans to do this until next spring if at all. AND this is something that you can do yourself its not that difficult, if you want to save some $
 

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I would think NO, you dont' want to seal it.. Brick pavers if done correctly are designed to have water infiltrate around them and through the surface...

Guess you could get some Thompson's concrete sealer, but I really would not think you would have too? Check witht he manufacturer of the paver.
 

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What does sealing do for pavers?

Sealing is meant to protect pavers from the elements(i.e. rain, sun etc...) and anything foreign that were to fall on them. It creates an invisible bar-rier on top of the pavers that repels water,oil,and anything else you might accidentally drop on your driveway or pool deck, so long as you wash it clean as soon as you spot it. Sealing also preserves the pavers' natural beauty for years to come. Unfortunately, sealing does not prevent ants from coming up from your lawn or weeds from sprouting up due to seeds in the air.Other products may take care of that problem for you like a good ant killer sprayed in the yard, and a sand joint stabilizer, which is a more expensive product than the regular sealer.
 

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Recently priced paver driveway :dead: :dead: $18,900 :eek:


Regular concrete was $11,900


I think I will just replace the existing cracked blocks :(

To add insult to injury , I can't really afford a paver driveway , BUT my tax dollars are funding a brick paver sidewalk down both side of the main street of my town :mad:
It should be complete by Christmas :unhappy1:
 

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I just payed $5200 for a 1300sq/ft driveway that needed a lot of crushed concrete fill and grading. That was $4 per foot installed. The best price I got was $3.85 sq/ft. I got the same prices for concrete and I think this looks nicer and sets my house apart. Better resale investment as well. Just my opinoin.
 

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We just finished our paver driveway. 1300 sq. ft.
I got a price from the company that installed it of $900 to seal it which sounded high. I priced the material to seal it myslef at $200-$300 depending on coverage. Then I called some other companies that seal pavers and got prices around $400.
Now what culd be the difference between the $900 and $400 job? For $400 I would rather pay someone to do it especially the first time but I want to make sure its done right. If anyone has any experience, please chime in.


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I Live in new york and we have some bad winters every now and then, Last year I had about 3000 sqf of pavers installed around the pool, patio, driveway apron, and walk way. I see many people saying it is beneficial to seal them to prevent the water/snow/ice from getting into the pavers and deteriorating them through out the winter. Do any of you guys do this for a living or does anyone have first hand info on the best product to use, best way to apply, any other insight? Thanks
 
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