Common Signs Your Driveways Needs Asphalt Sealer

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If you’ve recently had an asphalt driveway installed, you know how beautiful and pristine it looks in the beginning. The best way you can care for your new asphalt driveway is to put a sealant coating on it. Asphalt sealer is the best way to protect it from weather and harsh use, and keep it in good condition. If you don’t apply sealant regularly, your driveway will let you know when it’s time to apply some.

Common Signs Your Driveways Needs Asphalt Sealer

These are some of the common signs that your driveway needs sealant:

  • Noticeable cracks and damage. The most common sign that your driveway needs sealant is when it starts to have cracks in it. We recommend fixing the cracks and cleaning your driveway before applying a layer of sealant.
  • Poor appearance. Over time, your driveway may look faded and may even discolor due to direct sunlight. The best way to prevent discoloration is to apply a sealant coating to your driveway.
  • Oil stains. Your car may drip oil and gasoline stains onto your driveway, giving it an unattractive appearance. Oil spills can also cause and create cracks and deterioration to your driveway, so it is best to protect your driveway as soon as you can.

Adding a sealant coating to your driveway will help to protect it and improve its lifespan. We recommended reapplying asphalt sealer to your driveway every two or three years, or whenever you think it needs it. Contact us today if you have questions about asphalt sealer.