Concrete and asphalt have long been used for residential and commercial driveways. Some basic preventative maintenance will ensure that your driveway lasts a long time, ultimately saving you money.
SEALCOATING YOUR ASPHALT DRIVEWAY
- Think of sealcoating your driveway just like you paint a fence or siding to keep the weather from deteriorating the wood.
- Sealcoating seals the small cracks that can turn into large cracks, patches and rough spots.
- When newly applied, makes the surface look nearly brand new.
- Helps protect the driveway from the sun and harmful effects of chemical spills such as oil and gasoline.
- Acts as a waterproofing agent, preventing damage from freeze/thaw cycles which can cause cracks.
- Leaves a smooth, clean surface ideal for sweeping which lowers cleaning costs
- All of these benefits apply to asphalt surfaces including sidewalks, paths, trails, sport courts and more.
SEALING YOUR CONCRETE DRIVEWAY
- Concrete has long been used for house foundations, driveways, porches, patios, sidewalks, retaining walls, sport courts and more.
- Moisture, water, mold, mildew and freeze/thaw damage are all very detrimental to a concrete surface, therefore these surfaces need to be cleaned and sealed every few years to repel moisture.
- Clean with a pressure washer and quality concrete cleaner. Remove contaminants such as mold, mildew, grime, dirt and stains prior to sealing your concrete.
- Allow the surface to air dry for several days prior to sealer application.
- Use a large brush, paint roller or sprayer to apply a consistent application of the sealer.
It is always important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying sealers to your surfaces.
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