Should I Sealcoat my Driveway?

September 23, 2020 7:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Property maintenance is a significant part of keeping your home in good condition, and looking its best. Though many homeowners focus on landscaping, paint, and roofing, the driveway is another exterior element that can make or break your property value when you choose to sell. One easy way to make sure your drive stays in good condition is by applying a sealcoat. Unsure of whether you need it? Keep reading for a few reasons why you should seriously consider adding a sealcoat to your driveway.

Protects Your Driveway

The primary function of a sealcoat is to protect the driveway itself from a number of things that can cause damage. Extreme weather can quickly deteriorate your paving if it isn’t protected, and with the increasingly intense climate change, the weather is even getting more extreme. A proper sealcoat will help the driveway resist fluctuations in temperature that could otherwise cause it to crack. Additionally, if you live in a very sunny location, a good sealcoat will decelerate oxidation caused by the sun. It acts as a sunscreen for the paving, preventing UV rays from weakening the pavement and causing cracks. 

Aside from weather issues, sealcoating your driveway will also protect it from corrosive chemicals that could cause deterioration. Anti-freeze, motor oil, and de-icing compounds can damage a driveway’s surface if not cleaned up immediately. But a sealcoat will help prevent those chemicals from leeching into the paving. 

Keeps the Driveway Clean

Like sealants on wood floors, an asphalt sealcoat puts a thin protective layer over the paving, creating a smoother surface. This means that any stray dirt can be easily swept away since there aren’t tiny holes or cracks that it could get stuck in. Likewise, grass, weeds, and mold will have a hard time growing on a sealed surface. 

It Looks Better

Since a sealcoat protects the paving from damage and grime, you can look forward to having the most attractive driveway on the block. And if you think it doesn’t make a difference, just know that a driveway improvement could add up to 10% of your home’s value. Ensuring that the driveway is clean and protected will add to the overall curb appeal and attract potential buyers. 

Contact Cooper Bros Asphalt Paving

If you are ready to upgrade your driveway, contact the professionals at Cooper Bros Asphalt Paving. We specialize in asphalt paving services and will be able to provide high-quality residential driveway sealcoating. Fill out an online form or give us a call at 978-664-1529 to request a custom quote. 

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