July has been a busy month for paver cleaning and sealing jobs. Today's featured project is a paver driveway, walkway, and courtyard at this beautiful home in North Scottsdale.
There are approximately 3,000 sq ft of pavers that were steam-cleaned and pressure washed to remove a variety of stains, dirt and debris. Powerwash technicians used rotating surface cleaners that are hooked up to our industrial, hot water pressure washers (up to 300°F at 3,500 psi). The spinning nozzles on the surface cleaners provide a deep clean of the pavers and prevents the streaking or "zebra striping" you may get with standard wands. The steam and high-pressure prepares the surface for sealer application by removing all dirt, grease, and grime that could prevent a proper bond between the sealer and the pavers.
The surface is allowed to dry after the cleaning process (which doesn't take long in the summer heat). The following day we returned to the home and applied a commercial-grade sealer with a gloss finish that leaves the pavers with a "wet look", enhancing the paver's natural colors. In addition to an improved appearance, the pavers are now protected against spills/stains and are much easier to maintain. Oil spills on the driveway can be wiped up with a rag and maybe a gentle detergent like Simple Green.
ACME Powerwash offers free estimates for paver cleaning and sealing in the Phoenix Metro area. Call us today at 602-373-1515 or visit our websites for more information at http://www.acmepowerwash.com/coatings.html and/or http://www.phoenixpaversealing.com.