Sealcoat FAQ

Sealing asphalt will help prevent damage from water, gasoline, oil, salt and chemicals. After the first sealer application, continue to seal coat your asphalt driveway every 2-3 years. Be sure not to apply too frequently, to prevent excess layering of sealer. We highly recommend that you do not sealcoat your driveway every year as this will cause peeling. Cracking in asphalt is almost always inevitable due to the significant weather changes. Cracks need to be filled to prevent water intrusion damage. When seal coating, major cracks in the asphalt should be filled with hot melt rubber. All minor cracks will be filled with sealer material. Seal coating your new asphalt driveway helps prevent surface oxidation, helps to prevent surface material loss and fills the naturally porous surface.

Sealcoat Q&A

When should I sealcoat my asphalt driveway?
– We recommend having your asphalt driveway sealcoated the year after installation and then every 2-3 years after that.

How soon after my new Asphalt Driveway is installed can I sealcoat it?
– Wait a MINIMUM of 90 days before sealcoating a new Asphalt Driveway.

When is the best time to do a sealcoat on my driveway?
– The asphalt sealant works best on temperatures above 40 degrees fahrenheit. These temperatures typically occur between April-October.

What about patching potholes?
– Asphalt patching is not a service that we provide. If your driveway is in rough shape, with multiple potholes and exposed rock or pebbles it becomes impossible for the sealer to adhere. At this point a driveway replacement is highly recommended.

What about crack filling?
– We use a hot rubberized crack filler. We are able to use crack filler on cracks that are roughly ¼-½ inches wide. Anything larger, the crack filler won’t adhere properly. Anything smaller, the crack filler will just lay on top of the asphalt and can oftentimes get stuck on your tires while driving over.

Can all asphalt driveways be sealcoated?
– No, if there is exposed rock or aggregate we are not able to sealcoat the driveway. If there are broken or crumbling areas, we are not able to sealcoat. If your driveway has either of these, we recommend replacing the driveway.


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