Taking care of an asphalt driveway can be tough without sealcoating it once every few years. The cost is worth every penny, as you can expect to enjoy a variety of benefits from this process. Following are four great reasons to consider having a driveway sealing performed regularly throughout the coming years:
Maintain Optimal Eye Appeal
Sealcoating gives asphalt driveways a sleek, uniform look that should enhance the overall curb appeal of your property and ensure that the driveway stays looking clean and new until it's time to seal it again. You won't have to worry about painting your driveway due to discoloration or oxidation from the sun. And because the sealant is dark in color, it helps to attract heat from the sun so it stays pliable and can stand up better to vehicle and foot traffic.
Minimize Ongoing Damage
Another reason to have your driveway sealcoated every few years is to keep it protected from things like water damage, cracks, and potholes. The sealant creates a waterproof cover for your driveway so that water from rain and sprinklers can't soak into it and cause damage during seasonal freezing and thawing cycles throughout the year. Sealant will also keep oil and other chemicals from seeping into your driveway and causing damage after a spill.
Make Cleaning Up Easier
Because sealcoating creates a protective barrier that is hard for water, chemicals, and debris to infiltrate, you should find cleaning up messes a lot easier throughout the year. Sweeping should be a cinch thanks to the smooth, dry surface of your driveway, and cleaning up oil spills should take less time than it would if the driveway wasn't sealed. You'll likely be able to more thoroughly clean spills as they'll pool on top of the driveway instead of starting to seep into it.
Reduce Maintenance Requirements
In addition to easier cleaning, a sealcoated driveway will minimize any maintenance that needs to be done throughout the year. You'll have less cracks to worry about filling, you will be less likely to have to deal with weeds growing underneath and breaking through the surface, and the base of your driveway won't break down as easily under the pressure of vehicle traffic. You may even find that no maintenance is necessary between professional driveway sealcoating sessions.
Schedule an appointment to have your driveway sealcoated today. You'll be rewarded with years of beauty, integrity, convenience, and reliability.