Travertine Sealing Prices
The Cost Of Travertine Sealing:
You may be wondering what it costs to seal your Travertine or Marble areas.
When it comes to sealing travertine & natural stones, you have plenty of options.
There are so many products available and processes that I can only speak for the product lines we use and apply on a daily basis.
That being said, at Paver Seal Tampa, when sealing travertine, we currently only use the urethane / water based sealer, Ure-Seal and the siloxane based, penetrating sealer Stone Show.
Both of these product lines are developed by Innovative Concrete Technology based in Lakeland Florida. Each sealer offers unique advantages as well as a track record of outstanding performance and durability.
We will briefly describe each product and process we use when it comes to sealing travertine in an effort to educate you on what the cost of sealing your travertine may be.
Sealing Travertine with Ure-Seal: Prices
Sealing Travertine is a great way to enhance your pool deck patio, entrance areas and outdoor spaces. Your travertine will look fantastic with Ure-Seal as it provides a superior shine and stabilizes joint sand. This process requires grip to be added to the sealer to reduce slipperiness.
Ure-Seal is less expensive to apply and looks great. Depending on your preferences, it may be the best option for you. Sealing Travertine with Ure-Seal is a great option for both newly installed stones and already sealed surfaces.
It is important to note that once you have had travertine sealed with a film forming sealer, that is the only type of sealer you can use going forward.
If you already have had them sealed with a surface sealer such as Ure-Seal or Seal-N-Lock, not to worry. We can continue reestablishing the protection and look of your travertine with our product.
We achieve remarkable results everyday with Ure-Seal.
Typical costs for travertine sealing in the State of Florida Start ranging from $1.20 – $2 per square foot or more depending on various factors.
The Cost To Seal New Travertine or Marble with Stone Show
For unsealed or newly installed travertine, we do offer a more premium sealing option that offers some advantages to the travertine and natural stone owner.
You may prefer this option, as Stone Show is a penetrating sealer technology that is recommended by the manufacturer and does offer a 1 year warranty.
If you have installed very smooth marble hardscapes or other extremely smooth natural stone, Stone Show is the only sealing option we offer.
Stone Show Invisible or Stone Show Enhancer
The Stone Show line carries a few different options to choose from when considering a moisture repelling, penetrating sealer for your natural stones.
The two options we offer are Stone Show Invisible and Stone Show Enhancer. Both are great choices and both provide a finished look that is easy to see and understand.
To briefly describe them you could say one offers an Invisible seal, that does not change the color of your stones even when wet! Whereas the other option is designed to Enhance the depth of color similar to the depth of color realized when the stones are wet.
The name Invisible & Enhancer was the best choice for these sealers. It is what it does!
Why Does Stone Show Cost More?
Stone Show is a premium sealer for the natural stone owner. The results are amazing. That being said, Stone Show sealer application may cost more than Ure-Seal.
Stone Show does not alter the surface of your natural stones including marble and travertine. That means no artificial grip or texture is required to reduce slipperiness.
The power washing process comes complete with a series of specific treatments to bring out the best in these areas. This includes etching the stones to improve sealer penetration and bond as well as degreasing and mold treatments.
The surfaces must be entirely dry for sealer to be applied. This means additional time on the job going through drying procedures or returning at a later time to apply the sealer.
In addition to the drying stage, the Enhancer version of Stone Show is also polished with a mechanical buffer, degreased and hot water power washed for a truly epic finish to your travertine or natural stones.
Stone Show Requires Greater Care To Apply
Stone Show application is definitely more complicated and time consuming than the Ure-Seal sealing service.
Depending on which version you choose, Invisible or Enhancer, more work and time will be required. Because of the extra level or detail and process involved this sealer is definitely experts only.
I can say that the finished product is truly “stone show” quality hence the name. Many People choose this product for their new hardscapes because of its unique protection and presentation qualities both in looks and feel to the sealed stones.
How Much Does Paver Seal Tampa Charge For Stone Show Application
The Price of Stone Show Sealing services depend on the size of your project, and the sheen you desire. Invisible Starts on average at $1.35 per square foot.
Enhancer has a much more involved process that typically starts around $1.85 per square foot.
These prices vary depending on location and other factors, but represent a good starting point in general, for costs in The Greater Tampa Bay Area.
Dive deep into the pros and cons of each product in the article below, as we are simply touching on factors that may affect the cost of travertine sealing here.
To learn more about the difference of Ure-Seal Vs. Stone Show read this article.
DIY How Much Does It Cost To Seal My Own Pavers?
Okay at this point in the pricing guide you might be thinking, “Surely I can save money and seal my own pavers.”
Or maybe not so much after researching what’s involved and the cost of failed sealer removal!
If you’re still interested in doing it yourself, look, it is a satisfying job and it can be a great project to tackle.
But before you dive into a weekend long project let’s take an honest look at the potential savings and the potential costs of Do It Yourself Paver Sealing.
Time Is Money
I’ll be honest, labor is the biggest expense when it comes to the cost of goods sold for us. So if you’re planning to handle all the labor, great. That will save you a ton.
As a DIY’er you don’t have any overhead to look out for or profit to earn, so that pretty much narrows it down to just the cost of materials right?
Well… Not so much.
This project has hidden costs for the Do It Yourselfer.
DIY Paver Sealing: What Materials Do I Need?
Next, let’s Discuss what you need to do the job and we will leave the “How to Do It Yourself” for a future article. This way you can get a more complete understanding of what it could cost you to do the job yourself.
Let’s assume you have an average 1,200 square foot driveway with an entrance foyer and walkway. You have done all your research and decided that you are going to “seal it” yourself.
According to the approximate coverage charts and using the mix ratios on the bucket you discover your project will require a 5 gallon bucket of Ure-Seal sealer.
You also learn, by reading my website, this project will use on average, 3 to 5, 50 lb bags of the 35/65 Florida Silica Sand.
Next you discover that in order to properly treat the pavers, you will require special chemicals such as degreaser, Sodium Hypochlorite (bleach aka SH), as well as Efflorescence removers.
(Remember of course to never use an efflorescence remover at the same time as bleach because of the toxic fumes their reaction creates.)
You will also need access to some commercial grade power washing gear, and a few simple tools and supplies. You likely already have some of what you need, such as push brooms, leaf blowers and gasoline.
DIY Paver Sealing: Costs and Savings
Approximate Cost of material supplies and equipment rentals.
- Sealer $300
- Sand $40
- Chlorine $25
- Degreaser $25
- Efflorescence $25
- Gas $20
- Equipment rental $150 per day plus deposits
- Pump up sprayer $15
So the cost of doing the job yourself is approximately $600 Vs. our starting price range of $1,140 – $1,350.
This of course is a conservative estimate on the cost factors associated with you performing the job yourself. This also assumes your equipment rental is for one day and you are using a comparable commercial grade sealing product.
If you have access to your own equipment. You may be able to get this done for around $450.
Keep in mind we still need to add in all of your time.
DIY Paver Sealing: Your Time And The Full Cost.
“Are there other cost factors regarding sealing my own pavers?” You ask. Yes there are a few more important factors worth considering. For Starters…
What about the cost of your time? For example how long will it take you to research how to apply sealer, and learn which products to use?
How about the time it takes to locate and acquire all the supplies, materials, tools and equipment to get the job done right?
Now think about the amount of time it takes to learn what to do and then actually do that job from start to finish.
Next, honestly decide what your time is worth.
Obviously a simple way to calculate this is by dividing your earnings by the number of hours you work each period to bring in that income. This is what you earn per hour.
Objective Reasoning For Hiring A Pro.
Now recall how much time each of these parts of the DIY paver sealing process will take to achieve, if all goes smoothly. Research, gathering supplies, and doing the project all take time.
Multiply that time by your earnings per hour and add it to the cost of the materials above.
This exercise reveals a hidden cost variable, that when faced objectively, makes DIY sealing totally unappealing!
Your Time Is Not Free. For most folks, when it comes to this type of maintenance project your time is better spent elsewhere. Perhaps in researching the right company for your project!
DIY Paver Sealing: Mistakes Lead to Expensive Stripping
This is the last thing I am going to say on the cost of Do It Yourself Paver Sealing.
This is not a simple straight forward service as many people assume.
Yes it can be done by a homeowner or handy DIY’er. Yes there are videos and resources online explaining the process.
Our training videos are available on our Youtube channel as well.
However, this process has too many variables that can affect your results, to experiment on your hardscape investment.
Mistakes can easily be made and the information available online can be outdated, incomplete and not applicable to your situation.
Plus, much of what we learned has come from thousands of sealing jobs, first hand experience, research, and focus exclusively on this particular niche of cleaning and exterior maintenance.
In case you’re still eager to spend the weekend sealing pavers for yourself or someone you love, go read the pricing guide section on The Cost of Stripping Pavers.
There are some projects in life it’s just better to have a specialist handle and DIY Paver Sealing may be one of them!
Factors That Affect Paver Sealing Costs
Project Add-Ons: Pool screen enclosures, fences, homes, sidewalks and other miscellaneous cleaning while on site for paver sealing services will increase the cost of your project.
Additional Shine Coats: Which uses extra sealer are available as an add on as well.
Additional Coats of Stripper: We are willing to fully apply and strip pavers up to 2 times in our stripping package.
It is extremely rare but if your project requires additional stripping, we offer any extra stripping at a drastically reduced rate.
This cost can usually be found in the line item description of your quote. We want you to be prepared, if we have to have that conversation, well before we ever start the project.
Additional Colors With Color Restoration: Can cause your pavers to pop and look brand new. We’ve used multiple different colors at a time to achieve the desired results. Each additional color over 2 colors, will add a little bump to the cost.
Furniture Moving: Both off of your patio, and back on. Available upon request, at an additional charge.
Credit Card Processing: We reserve the right to pass credit card processing fees of 4% onto any payment made by credit cards. We may at times waive credit card fees, at our sole discretion. (No additional CC fees apply for Upkeep Plan maintenance subscription payments.)
Paver Upkeep Plans: Our Subscription maintenance members get huge discounts on future paver sealing coats and enjoy discounts on all add on services. Learn more about our Paver Upkeep Maintenance Plans here.
Job Type Location Variables: Pool patios and screen enclosures are more challenging than driveways for a few reasons. In general industry wide these areas may cost slightly more than the same square footage on a driveway.
Paver Repair: Any repairs are added to sealing services and start at $350 -$750. Our repairs are not guaranteed for any length.
*Paver Seal Tampa may not be able to actually repair your paver issue in the first place.
Large repairs are not done at Paver Seal Tampa. You may need to call your installer for catastrophic repairs and paver system failure.
Drive Time: Certain distances have a small bump in price to cover the cost of the team and gas during long drives.
Factors That Do Not Affect The Cost Of Sealing Pavers
New Pavers And Already “Cleaned” Pavers:
Over the years at Paver Seal Tampa many people have asked “Daniel, why do I need to have my new pavers cleaned? Can’t you just sand and seal them?”
Or they will ask me something like: “ Can we skip the whole power washing part? My normal pressure washing guy just did all the cleaning less than a month ago.”
My answer is honest and frank. “We take 100% ownership of great results. In order to ensure great results we take certain steps to guarantee your sealer looks fantastic for the long term. That means doing the job 100%.”
My advice to anyone considering cutting corners to save a little cost…
Just don’t do it. Don’t even bother sealing at all if it’s not 100%. The look of your home and outdoor spaces are on the line with this type of service.
If the cost of sealing seems too high, wait till you get the quote for stripping off the failed coating that was installed!
Any company or person who is willing to short cut steps, is leaving you exposed to much larger expenses in the future, fixing problems that start by saving a couple dollars initially.