The weather is constantly wearing on your driveway. In Pennsylvania, the hot summer sun, the spring and fall rains, and the brutal winter snowstorms collectively take a serious toil on your driveway. These natural weather conditions can lead to cracking, chipping, and potholes in your asphalt. In order to avoid an expensive replacement down the road, we suggest regular maintenance of your driveway.
This is a particularly important step with winter right around the corner!
Preparing the surface
When applying our sealant to your driveway, the first thing we do is give the asphalt a quick surface cleaning. When applying a sealant to the crack in your driveway, we want to avoid having any unwanted oils caught in the middle. If these aren’t addressed first, then the sealant doesn’t work effectively.
Next, we remove all weeds and grass that might have grown between the cracks. We then use a pressurized washer to clean any larger cracks in your driveway, and then scrub the entire driveway with detergent and hot water.
Types of Sealant Available
Though there are a wide range of options, driveway sealants essentially come down to two types: a refined coal tar emulsion and asphalt emulsion. Which is best for your needs? We offer both types of sealants. Coal tar sealers typically last longer but can be harsh on human skin. Asphalt emulsion sealers are less expensive and easier to use, but they don’t last nearly as long. We’re happy to discuss with the best selection based on your needs and budget.
How often should you reseal your driveway
We recommend having your driveway resealed every three to four years before the small cracks and holes become big cracks and holes!
Fees vary based on size, location, and other obstacles. Please contact us to request a free estimate!