Is Sealcoating Worth It?

Is Sealcoating Worth ItIs sealcoating worth it after several years of damaging UV rays have been beating down on your asphalt driveway? Does it extend the life of your asphalt? You bet! There are some rules of thumb when it comes to asphalt maintenance that you can read about here.

Asphalt is durable and long-lasting. Extend the lifespan of your asphalt by sealcoating your driveway every few years. Call 410 Asphalt, and we’ll send out a technician to assess the condition of your asphalt surfaces and provide you with an estimate.

When Is The Best Time For Sealcoating?

Sealcoating your asphalt surfaces should be done in the spring or the fall, depending on your weather. The asphalt and air temperatures must be near 55 degrees Fahrenheit during the application and for eight hours after we have applied the sealcoating.

What Happens If It’s Too Cold Or Too Hot When Sealcoating?

The product won’t set properly if it’s too hot or too cold when sealcoating your asphalt driveway. Not only is it a waste of money and material, but improperly set sealcoating can make a serious mess. Anywhere a person walks after they’ve walked over the tar can leave very difficult footprints to clean up.
The thought of your concrete sidewalks, hardwood floors, and carpet ruined by tar footprints is enough motivation to have a licensed contractor schedule your driveway maintenance.

Pros of Sealcoating

Sealcoating your asphalt extends the life of your driveway. Sealcoating refreshes your asphalt the same as a fresh coat of paint brightens up a room. Keeping your driveway looking updated improves the curb appeal of your home.

Fresh sealcoating helps snow melt faster because black absorbs more heat. Keeping your driveway in pristine shape will save you money in the long run and increase the value of your home.

Signs Your Driveway Needs Sealcoating

If your driveway looks sad and grey, instead of perky and black, it’s time to seal coat your driveway. Asphalt consists of tar and small rocks. When you start to see the individual stones and can tell what color they are, it’s time to call 410 Asphalt. We’ll give you an estimate and apply the sealcoating at the proper temperature for maximum results.

Do you have cracks forming in the asphalt? If roots from a beautiful tree encroach on your driveway, they’ll need to be dealt with to keep your asphalt in top shape.

Preparing Your Driveway for Sealcoating

Sealcoating can be sprayed on or poured and then spread with a squeegee. Preparing the surface before the sealcoating is applied is critical. We must fill any cracks. We must clean all debris, dirt, and oil leaks to prime the surface, so the sealcoating adheres properly.

Knowing exactly how to prepare your driveway can be tricky. Although this can be a DIY project, make sure you’re clear on exactly what you need to prep and when you can apply the sealcoating.

Think of sealcoating as the icing on the cake. Your driveway and other asphalt surfaces will last much longer, look better, and keep their value. It’s a dirty job. If the idea of spreading a tar product doesn’t appeal to you, you’re not alone. Give 410 Asphalt a call now. We’ll do the dirty work, so you don’t have to.