Most people who have asphalt driveways have more than likely, at one point in time, heard the importance of sealcoating. And for those of you who haven’t? Listen up. Below are five frequent questions we get from homeowners about sealcoating.
- WHY SHOULD I GET SEALCOATING?
Sealcoating does an excellent job of making your driveway look pristine, while protecting it from the elements, any heavy impact and whatever fluid residue your vehicle may leave behind. A proper sealcoating will double your asphalt’s lifespan.
- HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Sealcoating applied to newly paved asphalt will last the longest, up to three years. Older driveways should be redone yearly.
- HOW LONG DOES SEALCOATING TAKE TO DRY?
The drying time of sealcoating depends on the humidity levels, and here in Hawaii that’s an ever-changing number. Generally, five hours is all you need. It’s optimal to refrain from parking your car on the driveway for a full day.
- WHAT DAMAGES SEALCOATING?
A variety of environmental factors including water, salt, and sand cause wear and tear to sealcoating.
- WILL SEALCOATING FIX CRACKS?
No, sealcoating large or small cracks will not fill or smooth them. It will help prevent cracks, but it will not remedy them.
There really is no question as to whether sealcoating is a smart investment when it comes to taking care of your driveway. It’s a must. Lucky for you, we’re here to answer anymore questions and get your sealcoating process started today! We’re prepared to do the hard work so you don’t have to. Give us a call at (808) 591-6086 to schedule an appointment with us.
Thanks for pointing out that sealcoating applied to newly paved asphalt will last the longest. My husband and I are thinking about repaving our driveway with asphalt because we think it will look better than what we have right now. We’ll have to make sure that we get selacoating done not long after we repave it so that it can last longer and look better longer.
I like that you mentioned how seal coating can protect your driveway from harmful fluids. My uncle needs to protect his driveway once he starts repairing his old truck. I’ll let him know that he should find a seal coating service so that his driveway isn’t damaged.
This is some really good information about the asphalt driveway. It is good to know that you need to have a seal coat put on it. That does seem like a good thing for me to know because I want to get an asphalt driveway for my house.
Interesting to learn that the older your driveway is the more often it should be sealed. I appreciate the advice!
I didn’t know that adding seal coating to new asphalt will allow it to last for three years. My brother is planning on opening a bakery this summer and needs to ensure that the parking lot he installs is able to resist the frequent storms in his area. He should consider hiring an asphalt contractor to assist him.
I like that you mention that seal coating is a good way to protect your driveway from the elements and possible residues left behind. My husband and I have been wanting to upgrade some parts of our home. I think we should find a professional with experience in asphalt seal coating for help.