Frequently Asked Questions
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Let the product do the work, then a standard power washer will do the job, but one with a rotary head style accessory is recommended for driveway cleaning and patio cleaning. As a general rule, the more powerful the washer, the less time it will take.
Kiln dried sand is always recommended. This ensures the joints of the block paving are completely filled. This type of sand solidifies and bonds more effectively with the block paving sealer giving maximum protection against weed growth and the future loss of jointing sand. As an alternative see our Jointing Compound product
Yes, we can supply all the necessary cleaners, sealer and maintenance materials required for any project.
Yes, how the paving looks when damp, is how it will look once treated with sealer. This gives the paving a ‘fresh look’ and the original colour is restored.
We can’t guarantee this. After the ‘cleaning’ process we suggest applying a ‘weed killer’. After re-sanding, the block paving sealer will protect the sanded joints, this will help reduce and make it a lot more difficult for weeds to grow again. A good maintenance regime will help prevent further growth.
If your block paving has sealer applied properly then any future deterioration will be minimal. The sealer enhances the colour of the block paving, minimises colour loss from ultra violet light, protects against weeds and algae growth and oil stains. It also solidifies the sand in the joints of the block paving which gives further protection.
Once sealer has been applied the block paving will be far less porous so any further staining will be easily removed.
It depends on the type of block paving laid, as a minimum 2 coats is recommended. All substrates should be treated to saturation. Top up coats can be applied as required.
Uber Shield Products are always looking to give accurate advice. We recommend a coverage ratio of 2-sq metres per litre 1st coat and 3-5-sq metres per litre second coat.
The Uber Shield Sealer Range is suitable for all patios, but since paving slabs have many different levels of porosity, it is always recommended to do a test area first.
The pattern of imprinted concrete when damp is how it will look once is it cleaned and an Imprinted Concrete Sealer has been applied.
We could also make our products cheaper, by using lower quality materials, but long term this would just lead to disappointed customers. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and are ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified approved to give our customers peace of mind.
The life expectancy of Uber Shield Sealer is generally between 5-7 years but will vary for several reasons – the amount of sealer applied, vehicle traffic use, exposure to sunlight and porosity of surface will all be relevant factors.