- Sealcoat locks in the liquid portion of asphalt, allowing it to bend rather than crack.
- Driveways warp during freeze/thaw cycles, forming large cracks and damage.
- Asphalt dries out over the years, making it more susceptible to cracking.
- Sealcoat keeps your driveway looking like new!
- A sealed driveway is easier to clean.
Residential and Commercial Sealcoating
To preserve your new driveway, it is advisable to sealcoat it after it has been paved. Sealing too soon however, may cause damage to your new drive. The best time to seal is 6-12 months after it has been paved, and every 3-5 years thereafter. We recommend your driveway go through an entire summer season before sealing, after it's been paved. Because asphalt is naturally porous, water can seep into and through paving. This not only causes deterioration, but results in ridges and upheaval due to frost and freezing. Asphalt is also softened and broken up by gasoline, lube oil, grease, road salts and anti-freeze, which drips from cars. Sealer protects new asphalt with a coating that is impervious to these harmful elements. With older asphalt driveways, sealer is mostly a cosmetic procedure. This will NOT fix every little thing, nor will your driveway look brand new. There is only so much sealcoating can do. Once a driveway is already damaged, sealcoating will not hide major flaws, but will certainly improve the curb appeal of your home.