The number 1 question is always, how much does it cost to seal a brick paver patio or driveway? While we’ve always avoided answering this in writing on our website in the past because sealer prices change yearly and because there are so many variables that it is hard to give any even close to idea of price without seeing a job, we’ll give a rough idea here.
Type of brick– The 2 main type of brick pavers are clay or concrete. The cost between the 2 is different as they each require a different type of sealer and different cleaning methods. Within each category there are also many differences. Are they tumbled, wet cast, textured or flat.
Width of Joint- Some brick pavers have very narrow joints which saves on sand qty but can also make sweeping the sander into the joints harder. The pavers with really wide joints will use up a lot of polymeric sand and may even require a different type of sand altogether. When sealing a brick patio or driveway with wide joints the use of sealer will also increase in order to saturate and harden the joints.
Pourosity of the paver- Some pavers are much more porous than others and this will increase the use of sealer. Some older more weathered pavers also have a more poroussurface that will use upa lot of sealer while newer pavers will not require as much sealer to be applied.
Location of pavers- How far from the street where the trailer will be parked and hoses pulled form is the paver surface and what access to water is there? If we have too bring water on site that would add to the per square foot cost of sealing pavers.
What Look is desired- The difference between wet look, natural luster or invisible sealer can vary greatly.
How many Square Feet- The higher the square footage of the paver surface the less it will cost per square foot. A 5,000 sq ft driveway might cost half per sq ft as a 400 sq ft patio.
Taking these variables into consideration and giving a very rough idea on cost to clean and seal pavers per square foot you would be in the range of .90 to $2 per square foot. An average sized patio is in the range of $1.35-$2 for the thorough power wash, install polymeric sand ad seal with a wet look sealer. Keep in mind there is normally a minimum charge for smaller paver areas like driveway ribbons or very small patios or walkways.