What To Know About Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways

What To Know About Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways

Your home is one of the most important things in your life, and keeping it well-maintained is high on your list of priorities. Lots of homeowners are looking for ways to preserve their home’s exterior features. Regular maintenance will ensure that your home is as attractive as possible, and can also increase your home’s resale value.

An asphalt driveway is a great way to make your home more attractive and increase its value, but if it isn’t properly maintained, it can prematurely disintegrate.

Asphalt driveways can last much longer with sealcoating. Once the asphalt has started to deteriorate, it can be too late to do anything to stop it. Our Atlanta asphalt sealcoating specialists at Asphalt By Design can protect your driveway upon construction or when it's time to reapply.

Sealcoating your asphalt driveway will make sure it’s in the best condition and as attractive as possible for the longest amount of time. But there are plenty of other benefits to protecting it as well.

Benefits Of Asphalt Sealcoating:

  • Increase the longevity of your driveway
  • Improves or preserves the attractiveness of your driveway
  • Increases your home’s resale value
  • It’s fairly inexpensive and a fairly easy job
  • It will keep mold and mildew from growing
  • Protects the asphalt from oil spills and other stains
  • Reduces spalling, flaking, and cracking

What Happens If You Never Sealcoat Asphalt

Alongside the benefits are some negative effects that can occur when your asphalt driveway isn’t sealed that you should be aware of. Like anything else, it is possible for asphalt to begin failing prematurely. Oxidation from the sun can make the asphalt begin to breakdown, causing flaking and cracking at the top of the surface.

In colder climates, moisture can get into the asphalt and continuously freeze and thaw, which will cause the asphalt to shift, crack, or even buckle. Moisture getting into asphalt can also cause potholes, which are very unpleasant to deal with once the problem starts.

Fortunately, a simple driveway sealcoating can take care of all of these problems before they ever start. A high-quality asphalt sealer won’t let any moisture get into the material so it lasts longer. It will also be able to block out UV rays so the damage from the sun is minimized. And it will protect your driveway from oil and other chemicals.

Considering the relative low cost and ease of the job, a sealcoating is one of the best things you can have done for your driveway. You’ll immediately notice the benefits and your driveway will perform and look better for a much longer time.

If you have questions or want to inquire about our Atlanta Asphalt Sealcoating service, please call 678-463-5583 or complete our online request form.