Best Time for Sealing Your Driveway is Now

Sealing your Driveway with an Asphalt Driveway Sealer can Prevent Costly Repairs

By Mark J. Donovan

With summer almost behind us, now is the time to think about sealing your asphalt paved driveway. If it has been 3-5 years since you last sealed your driveway and the aggregate stones are visible it is time to seal your asphalt paved driveway again.

Benefits of Sealing Driveway

Asphalt driveway sealer is critical for preserving the life of your driveway. If an asphalt paved driveway is properly maintained it is possible that it can last 25-30 years.

The asphalt driveway sealer prevents water from seeping through the minor cracks that may form in your driveway as it flexes through the year.

If water is allowed to seep into the pavement, particularly during the colder times of year, it will freeze and wind up creating more cracks and heaves in the driveway.

When to Apply Asphalt Driveway Sealer

If you are installing a new asphalt paved driveway do not apply an asphalt driveway sealer for at least 6-9 months. Asphalt pavement has light oils that need to evaporate before the driveway becomes hard. This evaporation can take up to 6-9 months. If you seal the driveway prior to the completion of the evaporation process the driveway will never become as hard it could have been otherwise.

For more help on Asphalt Driveway Paving, see’s Asphalt Driveway Paving Bid sheet. The Asphalt Driveway Paving Bid Sheet will help ensure that your hire the right contractor so that your driveway is paved correctly and you get the finished driveway you are looking for.

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