How can you keep your asphalt driveway looking good for decades? With driveway sealcoating from professional pavement contractors. Yep, it’s that simple. But what is asphalt sealcoating and how can it protect your driveway? Don’t worry, the pavement experts at Sikes Asphalt Group, Inc have the answers.
All About Driveway Sealcoating
What is Asphalt Sealcoating?
It’s important to understand what goes into pavement sealing products. Asphalt pavement itself is made up of aggregates like sand or gravel suspended in a liquid mix of petroleum, rubber, and plastic products. Asphalt sealants are similar, only they have smaller aggregates for traction and different amounts of liquid materials to provide superior bonding, UV protection, and flexibility.
Benefits of Driveway Sealcoating
- Asphalt sealcoating provides a layer of protection against things that break down asphalt pavement, including UV rays, moisture, and chemicals.
- A sealcoat prevents asphalt cracking and hardening, which extends the life of your residential driveway by years.
- Sealants provide a smooth, aesthetically pleasing surface to the driveway, which can increase curb appeal and raise property values.
- Driveway sealing services are a cost-effective way to protect pavement because they prevent more expensive driveway repairs and put off an expensive driveway replacement.
- A driveway sealcoat fills in surface cracks, stopping them from becoming larger problems requiring more expensive driveway repair services.
The Driveway Sealcoating Process
First, paving contractors deep clean the existing pavement, including removing debris from small cracks or other damaged areas so that the coating can properly bond. If driveway repairs are needed, they’re usually performed first. Next, the pros use sprayers or mops to spread the sealcoating over the driveway surface in an even layer. Depending on conditions, the driveway sealcoating can cure in 24 hours, so homeowners can use it quickly.
When to Get Driveway Sealcoating
Homeowners need to wait for the original asphalt driveway to fully settle and cure before applying sealcoating, and a year or so of use is usually enough time for the pavement to compact and wear down a little. After that, asphalt driveways should be resealed once every two years for normal use and yearly for high traffic areas.
The Most Trusted Driveway Sealcoating Company in Sonoma County
Sikes Asphalt Group, Inc has been paving driveways, parking lots, and roadways in the greater Santa Rosa, CA area for years, so we have the professional experience to rehabilitate and protect your asphalt driveway with sealcoating. If you think your residential property needs a driveway sealcoat or any other pavement maintenance, contact us today.