Just as you maintain your car, your driveway needs frequent maintenance.
Experts have probably told you to reseal your driveway, which is why you’ve been wondering; “how often should I reseal my driveway, and why is it important?”
We’ll break it down for you in this post.
How often should I reseal my driveway?
It’s best to reseal your driveway every 1 to 3 years, depending on how much traffic it gets and the climate.
If you live in an area with mild weather, there may be no need to reseal for about three years.
If you live in Lehigh Valley with its hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters or in other regions with extreme weather, it’s essential to reseal your driveway every year or two.
Anything longer than this, you’ll have a faded driveway filled with cracks, developing potholes, and other issues that’ll cost a lot more to fix.
Why is it important to reseal my driveway?
Although your asphalt driveway is very durable, it is prone to damage.
Extends the lifespan of your driveway
Think of a sealer as a shield. Resealing now and then will prevent water, dust, UV rays, snow, chemicals, and oil from penetrating your driveway. As a result, your driveway will last longer.
Keeps asphalt together
Asphalt is mainly composed of asphalt cement (binder) and aggregate. The UV ray of the sun and chemicals can break down the binder, which will cause your driveway to weaken and deteriorate. Resealing prevents this from happening.
With the extra shield on your driveway, you won’t have to deal with puddling of water, cracks, potholes, and other damages as much. As a result, you spend less on repairs.
Protects your driveway in winter
In the cold winter, the freezing and thawing of water in small cracks can widen and worsen the damage. Resealing protects your driveway from the freeze-thawing cycle of winter.
Enhances curb appeal
Resealing is like a fresh breath of life. Aside from extending the life of your driveway, resealing it gives it a fresh, new shiny look that enhances your curb appeal.
Want to keep your driveway functional, smooth, attractive, and looking new for years?
Resealing it will do the trick. And there’s no better paving expert in Lehigh Valley to help you achieve this than Hicks Paving.
We’ve been around for over 70 years and are trusted by home and business owners in Lehigh Valley. Get a quote now.