Things To Know About Sealcoating

residential sealcoating

Structural Benefit of Sealcoating Your Driveway

Although sealcoating enhances the appearance of your driveway it does not structurally alter the driveway in any way. If you have low spots or cracked areas you may have a problem with the base below.  The experts at Repel Restoration Asphalt Division will be able to inspect your driveway and provide solutions for this type of structural problem. It is important to remember that properly sealcoating your asphalt driveway does prevent small cracks from becoming big cracks and is an important part of the maintenance that will help you avoid more costly fixes to structural driveway issues. 

Do You Need To Sealcoat Your Driveway Every Year

Since residential driveways are generally low traffic areas an asphalt sealcoating job done by a reputable company should last a minimum of 2-3 years.  In warmer climates they can even last longer, but with the seasonal changes on Long Island and the use of salt, shoveling and plows on Long Island, 1-2 years is a more reasonable estimate.   Sealcoating a driveway that is not heavily used on a yearly basis will actually create a buildup of sealcoat that is more likely to peel and crack


How Long Do I Need To Avoid Using The Driveway When It Has Been Newly Sealcoated

We always recommend at least 24 hours that you should not drive on your driveway. If the weather is not sunny then you may want to wait an additional 24 hours.