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Sealing a driveway is the best way to keep it looking nice and helps prolong its life
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Driveway Sealing Benefits
Sealcoating a driveway has a number of benefits. Think of sealing a driveway as preventative maintenance to help prolong the life of your driveway. Proper upkeep of your driveway is one of the most effective ways to not only keep it looking nice, but will save you money long term in costly repairs.
Sealing your driveway can help protect it from the sun as well as harmful chemicals such as gasoline and oil, which are common on driveways
Waterproofs Your Driveway
Sealcoating helps act as a waterproof layer for your driveway which helps prevent moisture from getting into small cracks
Not only does sealing your driveway help prolong its lifespan, but will improve the overall look of your property
Driveway Sealing Process
When it comes to sealing a driveway, it is important that the driveway is clean. This means that any oils, dirt, or loose debris must be cleared before any work is done.
Once the surface is cleaned, it is recommended to fill cracks in the driveway. This will help in preventing the cracks from getting larger down the line. Once all cracks are filled, the pavement can be sealed. It is critical to allow at least 18-24 hours for the sealant to dry before it can be driven on.
- Step 1: Clean driveway to remove any loose dirt or debris
- Step 2: Repair or fill any cracks in the driveway
- Step 3: Apply sealer across entire area evenly
- Step 4: Allow 18-24 hours for sealant to fully cure
Sealing a driveway is one of the most effective ways in prolonging the life and look of your driveway
Many sealcoating products are made to repel water. This helps prevent moisture from getting into cracks
If your driveway has uneven spots or holes, these will need to be filled in and level before sealing the driveway
Driveway Sealing Information
Looking to get your driveway sealcoated? Most homeowners looking to seal a driveway often have a number of questions regarding the process, and other common aspects of driveway sealing. Below are the most common driveway sealing questions we get from our customers.
Why Should You Seal Your Driveway?
It is recommended to sealcoat your driveway to not only make your driveway look nicer, but it will prolong its life. Sealing a driveway helps prevent moisture from getting into small cracks, protects it from the sun’s harmful rays, and provides a surface to keep harmful chemicals like oil and gasoline from ruining the surface.
When Is The Best Time To Seal Your Driveway?
The best time to seal a driveway is typically in the warmer months, May – September. This is because the hotter temperatures allow the driveway sealant to properly dry and cure in a quicker period. Driveway sealant needs to be applied when the temperature is higher than 50, and when there is no rain in the forecast after applying.
How Often Should Your Driveway Be Sealed?
It is recommended to seal your driveway every 1 – 3 years. In Connecticut, we get all 4 seasons, which means that your driveway can take a beating in the winter and summer. Based on this, we recommend that your driveway be sealed every other year to help ensure proper protection from the elements.
How Long After Your Driveway Is Sealed Can you Park On it?
It is recommended to keep vehicles off a driveway for at least 48 hours after it has been sealed. This is based on the sealing is done in the warmer months (June – August).
If the sealcoating is applied in the cooler months (May, September, October) then it is best to wait 72 hours for the sealant to properly cure.
What Is The Best Temperature To Seal A Driveway?
The best temperature to seal a driveway is anything above 50 degrees over a 24 hour period. This allows the seal to properly cure. This means the best time to seal a driveway would be between May and October.
When the temperature is too hot however, the driveway needs to be cooled before any sealing is performed.
How Much Does It Cost To Get A Driveway Sealed?
The cost to seal a driveway is dependent on how large your driveway is, how much prep work is needed, and the type of sealant that is being applied. Most driveway sealing contractors charge by the square foot, so it is best to consult a driveway sealing specialist for a quote.
How Soon Can It Rain After Sealing A Driveway?
It is best to seal your driveway at least 72 hours prior to any rain depending on the time of year. In the warmer months, most recommend sealing a driveway a minimum of 48 hours prior to any rainfall.
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