There are many choices for hardscapes and landscape pavements. There is always that fine balance between, cost, quality and aesthetic. Like the old ‘sales’ mantra, ‘pick two of the three’….HA! But in all actuality, it’s as simple as that.
Pavement options have come a long way in a short period of time. It was not long ago that the muddy streets of the wild West were a reality. In the field of hardscape and landscape pavements the options are mainly based on design and functionality. Sometimes the styles have changed, but still the majority of these pavements are natural stone (often flagstone), clay-fired brick and the most popular choice in recent times; concrete pavers. These manufactured paving units were designed to mimic the historic, traditional ‘cobblestones’, yet are more uniform and easier to walk and drive upon. Each of these pavement options offer a functional, long-lasting surface, but we cannot overlook the care, maintenance aspects as well. Aside from the necessary craftsmanship and attention to detail with preparation and installation the puzzle of a successful paving install is only partially complete. You should always PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT!
So, you just invested $$$ on your landscape/hardscape pavement?
Whether you went traditional with a clay-fired brick or flagstone; or decided on a more modern design with a concrete paver or dimensional travertine; the job is not done when the last piece of pavement is set in place. The ICPI as conducted intensive studies regarding the advantages to protecting your concrete pavers with a sealant, in practice and regardless of the pavement, sealing just makes practical sense. Have you ever tried to remove oil, tar, bird droppings, leaves and seeds from trees that have been driven over (my favorite are Olive Trees…HA!)? Well, it’s not easy and it’s really not too fun either. How about uneven fading from sunlight? Tire tracking? Wine and food stains? Come on, now! The risk of not sealing are far outweighed by the benefits of a good quality sealant.
Now, often the biggest ‘wildcard’ for a SOLID pavement installation is the choice of jointing materials. Unless your pavement is set on concrete (i.e. slab-set), where your only practical option is a cement-based grout, there are several choices to choose from…….some work okay, some not so good and others will attain optimal results. But, these aren’t ‘one size fits all’ options. There is often limitations and/or variables that first must be addressed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure you’ve also see the customer or contractor that felt it unnecessary to do anything but brush a loose sand into the joints, only to deal with wash-outs during rain events or if left unchecked; shifting of pavers which could create structural issues……a perfect example of ‘pay a little now or a lot later’. Maybe it is the adventurous client that wants a grass joint between their paving stones. Do not get me wrong, in the magazines it looks beautiful, but in the real World not so much. I get 4-5 calls a week regarding this exact issue.
There are numerous options out there for both sealing and jointing options. There are lacquer sealers , acrylic sealers, siloxane sealers, etc……each has a benefit or two, but each also has limitations. Some yellow and flake under UV, some will cause more staining issues if applied incorrectly, some will help with staining yet require frequent reapplication. From a jointing stabilization perspective, a cement-based grout isn’t ideal for a traditional, sand-set install because it will crack and separate from the pavement over time and is nearly impossible to repair without be awkwardly noticeable. Polymeric sands can work on narrow joints, the same also applies to other liquid Joint Stabilizers- but, like the traditional sealing options we mentioned, there are ‘limitations’.
What if I told you that TechniSoil offers products that will click all the boxes, avoid the limitations, and offer optimal results? Would that be something you would be interested in? HA! Well, what if I told you that we do? Products that will ‘kill two birds with one stone’ as my Granddad would say…….seal the pavement and stabilize the joints in one process!
-UV instability -misapplication issues -inconsistent hue/fading
-Inconsistent bonding -Hazing -Mismatched repairs
-Limited joint widths -High cost
*We offer TWO options for a JOINT STABILIZER and SEALER;
*Each offers it’s own unique set of benefits and are designed to meet the needs of almost ANY paving installation
*Easy to apply. Easy to maintain. Cost-effective. Consistent results
NANOPAVE JSS (Natural and Enhanced-Look Formulas)
Don’t jeopardize your project!
Don’t second guess maintaining your investment!
Both NanoPave JSS and Molecule JSS are easy to use and can be applied with a standard pressurized sprayer.
Still unsure of which product is right for your project? Contact a Technical Support Representative and they will assure you attain optimal results!
Technical Support– 877.356.2250 x 2
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