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Before & After Pictures: See the Transformations for Yourself!

Texas Stone Sealers Project Gallery: Flagstone, Limestone, Brick, Concrete, Pavers and More!

Here it its! The most requested addition to our website by customers: a before and after gallery. Take a look at some of these before and after pictures of stone before they were cleaned, after cleaning, and after they are sealed to enhance natural color and protect them! Do you have before and after pictures of a job we did for you? If so, please send them to us. We’d love to feature them on our website and give you a shout out for sharing.

Check Out these Before & After Photos: Cleaning & Sealing Makes a Huge Difference!!

PROJECT 1.

MOLD & MILDEW STAINED LIMESTONE POOL DECK BEFORE & AFTER CLEANING & SEALING

The photos above say it all. Before the limestone deck and coping surrounding the pool could be sealed, the mildew and mold stains had to be carefully removed by our professional cleaners. Once the stone was cleaned, we added a coat of TSS PRO Sealant to help protect it year-round from water damage, prevent future mold growth, and protect the stone from the chlorine and other pool chemicals.

The fresh coat of stone sealant should protect and enhance the limestone for up to four years in most cases. The type of cleaning your stone requires depends on where the stone is located, what type it is, and what it is exposed to. If the stone is exposed to harsh pool chemicals, like the one above, we recommend using a high performance sealant like TSS-PRO 200.

 


PROJECT 2.

STONE COURTYARD PATIO & FIRE PIT BEFORE & AFTER PROFESSIONAL CLEANING

When we walked into this stone courtyard it made us very sad. We could imagine how beautiful the entire space would become once the soot, mildew stains, and living mold were no longer hiding the stone color and pattern. We had to go over the stones carefully a few times, but the elbow grease was worth it in the end. If it wasn’t for the signature fire pit in the middle of the patio, you wouldn’t even think these two images were of the same patio.

Once the homeowners saw the true beauty of the stone in its natural state, they really wanted to use a sealant that would not change or hide the natural characteristics of the stone coloring and striations. After some back and forth, they decided to go with the TSS-PRO 100 Natural Look sealant instead of the TSS-PRO Low Sheen WetLook sealant. We think they made an excellent choice; the natural look of the stone meshes well with the surrounding native shrubbery and flora.


PROJECT 3.

LIMESTONE BRICK LANDSCAPING WALL BEFORE & AFTER CLEANING, SEALING

Normally when people contact us to seal brick, they want us to power wash traditional red brick stairs, walls, or patios. This homeowner had an interesting problem with the limestone retaining wall supporting the landscaping in their front yard. Before we could apply a sealant suitable for limestone, we had to remove all of the green mold growing on the bricks.

The homeowners have a sprinkler system, so the limestone bricks are constantly exposed to moisture from both watering and water seeping through the soil to the internal side of the brick. We applied a generous coat of TSS-PRO 200 High Performance sealant, ideal for porous natural stone like limestone. The sealant allows the limestone to breathe, while prohibiting mold growth and water penetration. Did you notice the clean stone facade on the home? We did that too!


PROJECT 4.

FLAGSTONE PATIO AND FOUNTAIN BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

This stained flagstone patio had been neglected for a long time when we were called to restore it to its former glory. Some of the stains were particularly stubborn, but our team of professional stone cleaners was able to get most of the stains out using a combination of pressure washing, soda blasting (provided at an additional cost), and a couple of secret tricks we’re not going to tell you. Once the stone was cleaned it was absolutely stunning.

We chose to use the TSS-PRO-100 Natural sealer for flagstone and other stones that don’t need a lot of enhancement. The TSS-PRO 100 gives the natural stone a layer of protection against the elements and prevents water and mold from penetrating the stone’s surface. Just look at those natural green-gray, brown-rust, and smoky grey colors. That is a beautiful patio restoration.


PROJECT 5.

CONCRETE PAVER PATIO BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES

The patio in the before and after photos above is made of concrete pavers. Concrete pavers give the patio a custom, cottage charm but as you can see in the photos on the left they can be susceptible to mold and mildew growth just like natural stone. Our team thoroughly washed and cleaned the paver stone patio, removing mildew and stains from the pavers.

Once the area was dry and clean, we applied a coat of TSS-PRO sealant perfect for protecting pavers and concrete from water penetration, mold, and staining. Now these homeowners can enjoy the polished look of their paver stone patio for years to come.


PROJECT 6.

BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES OF A MASTIC EXPANSION JOINT REPAIR SURROUNDING A POOL COPING

The homeowners were not happy with the way the joints surrounding their pool coping had expanded and lost filling. The gaps were unsightly, and were scratching people’s feet as they walked around the pool. Our team came to the rescue to repair the mastic expansion joint around their pool coping. First we removed all of the dirt and debris that had accumulated in the large gap and allowed it to dry.

Once the gap was dry, we applied our quick curing mastic expansion compound, providing a uniform seal that matches the color of the stone and surrounding concrete patio. As the temperatures and humidity change throughout the year, the expansion compound will expand and retract when needed.

Need to Have Your Stone Cleaned or Sealed?

Natural stone is one of your home’s most exquisite features. A trained professional can restore and enhance your stone surfaces to bring back their brilliance. Call (888) 726-4655 for a consultation, today.

 

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