Why Should I Sealcoat My Driveway?
Sealcoating your driveway doubles the life expectancy of the asphalt. It protects it against the elements, as well as harmful UV rays. It also protects it from oil, gas,anti-freeze, and any other corrosive chemicals. Additionally, the fresh black surface will increase the curb appeal of your property.
How Often Should I Reseal My Driveway?
Generally, your driveway should be sealed every 2-3 years. When you can clearly see that the old sealer is wearing, it is time to reseal.
Asphalt Sealcoating vs Asphalt Resurfacing
Asphalt resurfacing is a structural repair that will extend the useful life of your asphalt. It can include patching and repairing damaged areas. Then applying a new layer of asphalt of the entire surface. Sealcoating protects and extends the life of your asphalt, but does not correct structural flaws. Sealcoating is substantially less expensive than resurfacing your driveway.
Should Asphalt Cracks Be Filled?
Cracks in asphalt require immediate attention. Untreated, moisture will penetrate the asphalt surface. During winter months, the moisture will freeze and expand. Causing structural damage to the asphalt.
How Long Does The Sealing Take To Cure?
Vehicles should be kept off the new surface for 48 to 72 hours, depending on the temperature and humidity of the air. You may walk on your driveway within 24 hours.
When Is The Best Time To Sealcoat Asphalt?
Sealcoating should generally take place from April and continue through most of October, weather permitting. Daily temperatures should remain above 50 degrees.