This is a process that we apply to asphalt driveways and roads to give them an outer coating that will protect the actual road. There are a couple of things that we want to make sure people have in mind about this process. For starters, it is not something that we could say will revive or save your asphalt driveway when it is beat down. It is primarily used as a preventive care type of procedure. It is also usually going to alter the color and look of your natural asphalt driveway so you would do well to keep that in mind when you give us a call!
Preparing The Ground
We just finished saying that this is not a procedure that is going to save your driveway. The first thing that we are going to want to do is make sure that we can fill all of the potholes and cracks so that we are ultimately working with a smooth surface. The problem that many people face is that they just work over these issues without giving them the individual care that they deserve. What usually happens because of that is, that the same holes and cracks are going to form over time regardless of the fact that the asphalt was sealed.
Great For Heavy Traffic Areas
Since what we will be doing is essentially adding a layer onto the original asphalt structure this will allow driveways or any roads for that matter to hold up more weight. One of the recommendations that we always make to customers that use asphalt paving on their driveways repair or parking lots that have heavy duty traffic or a lot of regular traffic is to seal the surface. As we have said it literally allows the asphalt to cope better with excessive amounts of stress. Which, is going to equal fewer potholes and cracks.
How Often Should I Get My Driveway Sealed?
As a company that would like you to hire us for this service, we want to be completely honest. Most people out there are going to say that every one or two years max you should have the asphalt sealed. In reality, it all depends on the wear and tear that the area has over the years. Another common mistake is thinking that just sealing the area is going to do the trick. Many times that is just not the case. You are going to need to go in and repair all the little details before you cover the area up again!
Watch Out For Amateur Contractors
This has been a growing problem in our business. Just because anyone can go out and buy tools that you need to get this process done, does not mean that they are professionals and that they can get the job done the right way. If you are looking for truly professional services with guaranteed results, then look no further. If you are going to continue your search though be careful! There are a lot of imitators out there!