Following is a list of terms related to the restoration and maintenance of decorative concrete and pavers.
Acid based cleaners
Acid based cleaners are generally used to remove efflorescence prior to applying sealers on pavments where this problem exists
Acid Rain that is created by air borne pollution will cause severe damage to concrete
We manufacturer specialty adhesives for bonding precast concrete to a variety of surfaces
Apartment communities often utilize our products to improve the performance and reduce maintenance costs on many portions of their projects including walkways and other common areas like pool decks
Bedding sand is the 1 to 1.5 inch setting course of un-compacted specially graded sand, screeded with a straight edge. The pavers are then installed on the bedding sand and compacted with a plate compactor, which compacts the bedding sand, forcing some the sand up into the joints starting the ┘
Benefit of a sealer
The benefit of a sealer is based on the fact that the protective coating reduces penetration of materials into the substate improving performance and making maintenance easier
Benefits of Joint Sand Stabilizer
The Benefits of Joint Sand Stabilizer have been long established to increase and maintain the integrity of block pavements and reduce penetration of moisture into the sub-base
Biodegradable products are broken down relatively quickly by biological means
Block paving is a flexible pavement system where solid concrete, clay or natural stone units are laid on bedding sand and jointed with sand all on a standard road base in such a way that they interlock to form a durable hardscape
Block Paving System
The Block Paving System was first developed in Europe in the middle of the last century as a practical and cost efficient improvement over the centuries old cobble paving that still performs in many of the old European cities today using current concrete technologies. Block Paving Systems incorporate elements like ┘
BP Pro is the trademark for a range of products specially manufactured for block paving industry.
BP Pro Looks
BP Pro Looks are defined by our product selector chart as Invisible, Natural, Enhanced and Wet look
Breathable sealers are the core of our business allowing immediate applications without you running the risk of trapping efflorescence
Business parks will be easier to maintain if all the hardscaping is sealed with our technologically advanced sealers for sidewalks and entry ways
Cast-in-place concrete is concrete that is mixed, poured and floated at the final location where the hardscape is constructed.
Clay brick pavers used generally in high profile projects need to have chamfers and spacer lugs to ensure that they have sufficient space to admit the jointing sand and create a good interlock
Cleaners products include a General Cleaner, Effolrescence Remover and our EcoNew specialty cleaners
Cleaning needs to be carried out as soon as specific staining occurs and should also be carried out periodically to potect surfaces from staining and from being damaged by having to do aggressive cleaning
Choose the right product for the project
Choose the right product for the project is a philosophy that we have adopted because this is important to provide our customers with the options that they seek once they know the options and the features and benefits of these products
Color enhancement occurs when enhancing and wet look sealers are applied to the pavement surface.
We have a complete line of sealers, cleaners and adhesives for the hardscape industry
Concentrate - product that is provided in a undilute form that is mixed to its recommended strength per the product instructions
We manufacture products for the construction industry both new and the renovation or improvement markets.
Our customers include design professional, contractors, homeowners and maintenance professionals.
BP Pros Wet Look sealers darken the pavement surface and provide a semi-gloss finish.
Direct customer liaison
Direct customer liaison is provided by BP Pro for all their products to ensure that our customers get the help that they need when they need it
Driveways on residential and commercial projects will benefit by being sealed to protect the concrete pavers to inhibit staining and bond up the jointing sand to reinforce the structural integrity of the pavement
Easy to install
Our goal is educate our customers on correct installation techniques and also make sure that we offer products that are easy to install.
SealTech, Inc. is committed to offering solutions that reduce our impact on the environment and increase the longevity of the systems for which we produce products making us eco-friendly.
Efflorescence is a term applied to the production of natural salts that can occur on the surface of many concrete or clay materials
Enhanced sealer applied to concrete pavers will slightly change their natural look and crete a semi-gloss finish
Enriches the colors by making them deeper and stronger.
Our Environment protection policy dictates that we manufacture products that are eco-friendly sealers are being routinely specified by design consultants and used by contractors to get more sustainability out of their pavements
We offer specialty equipment to apply our products and maintain pavements made from interlocking pavingstones
Etching of aluminum, doors, windows
Etching of aluminum, doors, windows can result from use of certain acids and sovents
Every product has it’s advantages and disadvantages
Every product has it’s advantages and disadvantages so you need to be sure that you review these facts to make an educated decision that gets you the result that you want
Flat finish does not change the surface sheen because the material penetrates into the substrate.
Flexibility of the stabilized joint sand matrix is important to allow the normal flexing of the pavement under traffic loading and is a unique feature of BP Pro
Food and beverage staining
Food and beverage staining is greatly inhibited by using our technologically advanced sealers
Four Looks are defined by our product selector chart as Invisible, Natural, Enhanced and Wet look
Freeze Thaw damage
Freeze Thaw damage occurs when water that can infiltrate concrete particularly during winter storms freezes causing this latent expansion to damage the material
General stains are best removed by cleaning the stain as soon as it occurs and by using our general cleaner to spot clean the stain
Griprite is the name given to an additive that increases traction on the surfaces when a sealer is applied.
Hard water stains
Hard water stains are deposits from hard water that develop from constant water flow and can be removed by our cleaners
Hardscape is the term given to surfaces that are constructed of concrete or other hard materials to carry various types of loadings and variety of uses such as concrete pavingstone roads, driveways, patios and walkways
High traffic hardscaping needs particular protection that will be achieved by the application of our technologically advanced sealers
Immediate applications can be carried out using our advanced technology sealers that have a very high degree of permeability and that do not trap efflorescence and moisture and whiten
Inhibiting water penetration
Joint sand stabilization helps by inhibiting water penetration into the sub base by bonding the sand particles together.
Insect infestation is reduced by joint stabilization as the process makes it more difficult for the insects to carry out their mining operations in the tough electrometric matrix
Interlocking pavingstone systems
Interlocking pavingstone systems are being specified more and more because of their aesthetic appeal, durability and maintenance free longevity
Joint Sand Stabilizers
Joint Sand Stabilizers are products that bind sand particles together to stabilize the jointing sand between the blocks in interlock paver systems.
Joint Stabilizing Sealers
Joint Stabilizing Sealers are liquid products that are used to seal the pavement surface and bind the sand particles together to stabilize the jointing sand.
The landscape industry includes both softscape like lawn, trees and plants and hardscape like concrete driveways, pavingstone patios and wood decks.
Low Maintenance can be achieved if an interlocking concrete or clay block pavement is sealed and joint stabilized with our advanced technology sealers
Maintenance costs are greatly reduced by the application of our advanced technology sealers and joint stabilizing sealers
Minerals are deposited on the surface by external sources like hard water staining.
Moisture control is achieved by the application of our technologically advanced sealers.
Natural Look products may be specified when the designer wants to maintain a natural antique look which requires little or no maintenance
Natural stone paving constructed of units bedded on sand that have the correct aspect ratio of not more than 5 to 1 should be stabilized in order to bond up the jointing sand
Neutralizes or balances the pH of the liquid to return it to a neutral pH so it does not damage plants or building materials
No harming of animal or plant life
No harming of animal or plant life is our motto and our environmentally friendly product line is built around this goal
Non-toxic products mean that there is little or no risk of damage to plant or animal life
Onsite application assistance
Onsite application assistance is offered to our customers to train contractors and to advise them on the best application practices.
Parking lots can be better maintained and enhanced by the application of our technologically advanced sealers
Patios particularly if they are used as entertainment areas will greatly benefit by being sealed to inhibit food and drink staining damaging the surfaces and will make routine cleaning a lot easier
Pavement colors will be greatly enhanced by our sealers and help maintain their appearance for a far longer period than unsealed pavements
Our products are designed for people who specialize and focus on installing interlocking paving and other pavingstone professionals.
Personal preference with regards to the degree of enhancement of the pavement and benefits that you wish to achieve
Pool decks should be sealed with a joint stabilizing sealer to ensure that the sand is bonded up and not eroded by water splashing and washing it down into the pool to be caught up and contaminate the filtration system
Pre-cast walling, included tilt up walls, is manufactured on site in forms and then set in place
We generally service professional contractors that install the systems that are complimented by out products.
Professional Service backed by over a decade of hands-on experience that covers knowledgeable phone support and onsite meetings.
Our products serve the property maintenance industry including companies that specialize in cleaning and maintaining hardscape surfaces.
Protection to all hardscape surfaces are provided by selecting one of our wide range of sealers
Protective Surface Seal
Protective Surface Seal is essential to maintain the aesthetic appearance of colored concrete pavements
Sealing with the appropriate sealer protects the surfaces of any materials used in hardscape pavements
Quality Specialty Products
Our Quality Specialty Products have been selected for their performance after exhaustive World wide research over many years by an experienced civil engineering consultant.
Re-sanding maintenance may be necessary in a harsh environment or where aggressive washing has eroded the jointing sand
Resealing may be necessary in instances where owners want to maintain the fresh clean aesthetic appearance
Recommended sealing methods are described in all of our brochures and can be confirmed by calling any of our friendly well trained consultants
The performance and integrity of Roadways will be greatly improved by the application of our joint stabilizing sealers
Salt that is used to inhibit ice forming during harsh Winter conditions can erode and damage the surface of pavers.
Salt damage that can be seen particulary in the cold climates where it is regularly applied to pavements to inhibit ice forming. This damage can be largely avoided by the use of our advanced sealers
Satin sheen is a finish on the pavement surface somewhere between the flat or invisible finishes and the semi-gloss finish.
Sealing will have the effect of reducing staining by inhibiting the ingress of oil and food staining into the surface leaving stains that remain on the surface
Semi-gloss finish is a term given to the finish on the pavement surface that provides a greater shine on the surface than both satin sheen and the flat or invisible finish.
Settling period is the term given to the initial period after which the pavement is subjected to traffic loading during which time the bedding sand is further compacted allowing the pavers to “settle” to their final elevations.
Shrinking and cracking
Shrinking and cracking of the sealer in a joint stabilized matrix causes the sand joints to separate compromising the integrity of the pavement
Sidewalks will be easier to maintain and protect by the application of our technologically advanced sealers
Solvent based sealers
Solvent based sealers apart from being expensive are toxic and need to be applied using protective clothing and in environments where no other persons or animals are likely to be present during applications
Specialty products are the core of our business and have been especially researched Worldwide to give you the best available
Stabilizing joint sand
Stabilizing joint sand between the interlocking pavers is process by which a material is introduced into the jointing sand to bond it up to ensure that it is retained in the joints so as to maintain the interlock and thereby enhance the integrity of the pavement. It also reduces moisture ┘
Stain protection is provided by the sealer products that BP Pro manufacturers
Stain resistance can be greatly enhanced by sealing particularly if complemented by our sealers
Staining tends to occur as a matter of course on all surfaces and can be greatly inhibited by selecting the appropriate sealer for the particular type of surface
Stains occur on pavements when foreign materials such as food or oil are deposited on the surface.
Stripper may be needed in rare cases where an over spray has occurred or to remove excessive applications of products
Structural Integrity of a correctly designed and installed pavement is largely maintained if excess water penetration is inhibited
We provide support from the product selection phase right through the maintenance of these hardscapes and supply the products that enhance them.
Surface Abrasion is a measure of the durability of the sealer on the surface
Surface colors can be maintained as an antique or invisible look or enriched to a luxurious wet look.
Technical Assistance and support is provided by by trained “in house” pavingstone specialists
Technical Support is provided by our nationwide team of qualified consultants covering product related, installation and troubleshooting questions.
We search the world to keep abreast of current developments to offer products that are ahead of the competition so we can offer technologically advanced products.
Technology advances have enabled us to bring the best and most cost effective products to our many satisfied customers
The Best hardscape system
The Best hardscape system in terms of curb appeal, durability and longevity that is provided by a well designed and installed block pavement
The fine particulate sealers really penetrate into the Substrate of most hardscape materials to seal out moisture and staining
Commercial shopping centers
The maintenance of Commercial shopping centers will be made much more cost efficient and effective by sealing the hardscapes with our technologically advanced sealers
The original and still the best
The original and still the best because we were the first people to introduce and promote joint stabilization in North America and we continue to do this with great products and unparalled advice and backup
Tilt-up walling is walls that are cast on the project and then raised to a vertical position to create a wall.
Tracking of jointing sand on unstabilized joint sand pavements into a home and pools can lead to damage to timber flooring or pool pumps
Training that covers installation and maintenance of our products is offered over the phone, at distributor locations or on the jobsite.
Unmatched because no company offers such a complete product line and the support that BP Pro does.
UV light if not diffused by the application of our advanced technology sealers it will damage the surface of the pavement affecting to colors of your pavment
Vehicular trafficked interlocking block pavements will have their integrity greatly improved by the application of our joint stabilizing sealers
Walkways on public street and commercial projects will be protected by the sealing and the joint stabilizing process making maintenance easier and more cost effective
Water penetration is the great destroyer of pavements by causing the oversaturation of bedding sands and bases and can be avoided by applying our advanced technolgy sealers
Water-based products have been improved by new technological advances in the last few years to the extent that they are being universally used in preference to sovent based products
Water penetration into the base causes over-saturation of the material and leads to structural failure
We are a One-stop source for all your pavingstone accessory products
Wear on the surfaces of concrete materials causes color loss and is greatly reduced by the application of our tough protective sealers
A Wet look can be achieved by using our field tested and tried Wetlook Sealer
Wood decks are commonly used as an exterior hardscape patio or deck.