The best way to prolong the life of your asphalt driveway is by sealcoating. Sealcoating minimizes cracking, provides protection from the elements and enhances visual appearance.
Asphalt driveways crack and discolor over time. This happens due to age, weather wear, traffic, etc. The damage process is faster with unsealed driveways. Once cracked or damaged, water from rain or snow fall will seep into the base and cause more damage. This can cause larger cracks or alligator cracks. It is sped up by the freeze and thaw cycle of the Midwest.
Sealing your driveway provides protection from this by sealing the pores of the porous material. By closing those pores, water is not able to penetrate as quickly.
Benefits of Sealcoating in Kenosha County:
The main benefit is the added protection that prolongs the life of your asphalt. It can prevent early replacement being necessary. Sealing your driveway can also enhance the appearance. It reduces fading and can make it look brand new again for a longer time. Sealing your driveway also allows for easier upkeep. You can clean oil or leaks from your vehicles much easier because the pores are sealed.
Hiring a Sealcoating Contractor
Some homeowners choose to seal their driveway on their own. This isn’t recommended because it is very important the right materials are used and it is done right. Sealing your driveway can be a decent sized investment and it would be unfortunate to invest and then not have it done properly. You also want to be sure to prevent any accidental further damage. Once you decided to hire a contractor to seal coat your driveway – you should ask the following questions:
What kind of sealant do you use?
Yes there are different kinds with different benefits and/or downsides.
How do you spread the sealer?
Yes, there are different ways to spread the sealer, and contractors that cut corners or take the easy route can cause sealing puddles or overlay
Will you repair existing cracks before applying the sealer?
With larger cracks it is important to start with crack filling before sealing
When can you start my sealcoating project?
It is important to have your sealcoating done when the weather is adequate. Typically anything over 60-65 degrees is suitable
Are you insured?
Armored Asphalt will be happy to answer any questions you have. We also apply 2 coats EVERY TIME, even on residential seal coating projects. Our number one goal is to extend the life of your asphalt to the fullest. Quality is never underrated.
Contact Armored Asphalt for your free asphalt sealcoating estimate today.