Sealcoating a driveway and paving sealing is an essential part of all installations, and should never be overlooked or ignored. The long life and great looks of your new driveway will be vastly improved by the addition of sealcoating. A relatively inexpensive procedure that will greatly reduce the likelihood of damage and degradation being experienced. All driveways and paving can be damaged by the elements and climate, any form of extreme weather can increase this damage process rapidly. A professionally installed driveway or pavement sealing can reduce this damage significantly! The sealing of your driveway will also provide you with a beautiful feature to enhance the good looks of your home. A beautiful blacktop driveway also benefits hugely from sealcoating to retain its wonderful looks!
How often does my Driveway or Paving need to be Sealcoated?
It is recommended that the best protection for your driveway or paving is to apply a waterproof sealing coating every 2 to 3 years. Sealing your driveway every year can be too much and can lead to unsightly cracks and stains appearing. Modern and highly developed driveway and paving sealants can easily provide highly effective protection for many years! A sealcoating should always be applied to any new installation and then periodically recoated throughout its life!
How long should Sealcoating take to set?
Sealcoating can set strong enough to resist the effects of light rain within a few hours, heavy rain could still be a problem though and more time will be required. Close attention to the current weather forecast should be observed prior to any driveway sealing procedure. Walking on any freshly applied sealcoating should be avoided for around 24 hours to allow the hardening process to be achieved unhindered, if possible leave it for 48 hours. The driving or parking of any vehicle on a newly treated surface should definitely be avoided until the sealant has set effectively. By following these guidelines your driveway or paving will remain beautiful and fully protected for several years to come.
Is Sealcoating just for Waterproofing?
Sealing your driveway will produce excellent waterproofing qualities to provide protection from the elements. It also offers a whole lot more! Due to the nature of all Asphalt and Tarmac a driveway can be left with a slightly rough and dimpled top surface. Professional sealcoating will completely fill and level any tiny gaps or spaces, creating a perfectly smooth finish. Not only a great look, this will also increase your cars traction in wet weather and reduce damage being caused to your tires!
Sealcoating Applications for Concrete Driveways
Concrete Driveways are equally susceptible to damage from extreme heat or cold and the penetration of water. An untreated concrete driveway can quickly form cracks or loose sections. Should this happen we can provide a full concrete driveway repair, however, prevention is always better than a cure. We can apply a full treatment to fully seal and protect your driveway to prevent damage from appearing. Definitely a far better and long term solution!