Maintaining your driveway is an important part of home ownership. To keep your driveway looking good, sealcoating it is the key. Sealcoating involves the application of an emulsified mixture over asphalt to fix cracks and fill small cavities. Winter weather is in full swing, so is this a good time to fix your driveway? Tradesmen Home, an asphalt sealing contractor in Baltimore, who also serves the surrounding areas, is here to answer your question.
When Should You Sealcoat Your Driveway?
About a year after the pavement is installed, it is a good time to sealcoat your driveway. Additionally, asphalt driveways and parking lots should be sealed every two to three years after that. Keeping this schedule ensures the best protection for your asphalt.
Unfortunately, winter is probably not the best time of the year to have your asphalt sealed. The main reason is that the temperature needs to be at least 50℉ for successful application of the sealant. The temperature of the air and the ground cannot fall below 50℉ during the application or the drying process.
Benefits of Seacoating
So, while it is probably best to wait until the warmer weather arrives, sealcoating remains one of the best things you can do to keep your driveway looking good. We believe that fresh-looking asphalt is the number one thing you can do for your home’s curb appeal. Not only that, but sealcoating asphalt helps to extend its life. The top reasons why you should regularly sealcoat your driveway include:
- Filling cracks to protect asphalt from water and chemicals
- Preventing damage, now, for less out of pocket costs in the future
- Keeping your driveway looking like it is still brand-new
- Preserving an even, smooth surface
If you want to discuss the process and benefits of sealcoating your driveway, Tradesmen Home is here to help. A locally owned asphalt sealing contractor in Baltimore, we serve Baltimore and surrounding areas. No job is too big or too small. Contact us now to discuss your asphalt sealcoating project and we can get you on our schedule for the spring.