Efflorescence is a natural process, in which a random white haze may appear on the surface of the brick, which is caused by lime or a water soluble calcium oxide that rises to the surface after repeated saturation’s due to rain or sprinklers. Efflorescence does not affect the integrity of the bricks, and will usually resolve itself with time and exposure to the elements.” The proper sealing of concrete brick pavers can either reduce or stop completely the efflorescence process due to the moisture protections achieved by sealing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Solvent based sealers cannot be applied when moisture is present. Moisture weakens the bond that the solvent based sealer makes to the paver, creating airspace that eventually fills with moisture/condensation. This condensation creates a milky appearance to it that blocks out the colors of the pavers. Coastal Florida has a climate with a moisture level so high it’s nearly impossible to seal pavers with with solvent based sealers.
- Poor quality water based sealers, and solvent based sealers do not allow ground moisture to escape through the sealer.
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