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This Stone Walkway Was Restored to Its Original Beauty with a Stone Sealing Service in Vienna, Virginia

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October 11, 2016

A stone walkway can enhance your home's landscape and raise its value. It is the first thing people see when they arrive at your house and, as the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Getting a great walkway is not a difficult task. The difficult part is maintaining your walkway so it looks like it has just been installed.

Water, dirt, and heavy foot traffic can deteriorate your stone surface. As a result, the stone might look dull and its colors might fade away. That's what happened to this customer's walkway. The homeowner cleaned it regularly but the stone walkway was becoming discolored. Nothing seemed to be able to bring back its beauty. She was thinking about replacing it, but she decided to talk to her neighbors first since their walkway looked like new. They recommended her to search online for a Vienna stone sealing company that could restore her stone walkway so she would not have to tear it down and replace it.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Sealing in Vienna

While searching online, she found Sir Grout Washington DC Metro. She browsed our website and after reading some of the before and after blog posts and customer reviews and seeing that we have ranked for six years in a row in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, she knew we were the right choice. So, she decided to contact us.

When Sir Grout's team of specialists arrived, they saw that the stone walkway had lost its color and that the sealer had worn away, possibly due to water exposure, heavy foot traffic, weather conditions, and improper maintenance. When a stone surface is left unsealed, it easily becomes damaged as a result of dirt buildup and exposure to UV rays. Therefore, it is important to seal your stone surfaces at least once a year.

Our stone sealing professionals began by cleaning with a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed vertical scrubber, which is designed to thoroughly clean stone surfaces. They used vapor steam to clean hard-to-reach areas. After the stone tiles had been cleaned and dried, they were ready to be sealed.

Once the stone surface was clean, the team proceeded to apply our one-of-a-kind, waterborne, polymer sealant. Our sealant gives stone floors maximum protection by keeping dirt at bay and protects the stone against dirt penetration and stains for a long time.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Sealing Service in Vienna, VA

When the team finished, the stone walkway had been restored to its original beauty. You could now see its natural colors. The homeowner could not believe her eyes. Her stone walkway looked better than new. In fact, it looked so great that it became the envy of the entire neighborhood. She was so satisfied with the results that she said she would recommend us to all her neighbors.

Before the team left, they explained that, to keep the stone walkway looking better than new, she had to clean it periodically with stone-safe and pH-neutral cleaning products. They recommended her to visit the Sir Grout Washington DC Metro website for more care tips and product recommendations. Sir Grout's recommendations came in handy, and she was amazed by how they took the extra time to teach her how to take care of her stone surface.

If you need to seal your stone surface, contact us today! Sir Grout Washington DC Metro's stone sealing professionals will not only restore your stone surface but will also teach you how to prevent this kind of damage from happening again. Call us at (703) 997-8552 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form to set up an appointment for a free evaluation.

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