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Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways Instructions

  • Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways

    If you have an asphalt driveway, it is important that you sealcoat your driveway against the elements each year. Small cracks will enlarge over time as water freezes and melts in the cracks. Seal coat the driveway once you have patched all the larger cracks and holes. Be sure that you are wearing old clothing, that the temperature is at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and that you do not expect rain for about a day and a half.

  • Overview

    The basic steps to seal coating your driveway are to one wait for a dry, warm day. Two prepare the surface for the sealcoat, then three pour and spread the sealant, and finally allow the sealant to dry completely.

  • Seal Large Cracks

    You should only begin to sealcoat your driveway once you have repaired all the major cracks and holes in your driveway larger than 1/4” wide. Cracks narrower than 1/4” can be successfully filled by the sealcoat, but sealcoat will not fill larger holes adequately. Perform this project only when the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and you don’t expect rain for at least a day or two so that the seal coat adheres properly and dries effectively.

  • Remove Debris

    To ensure proper adhesion of the seal coating to your blacktop, clean the surface with a push broom to remove all debris from the driveway. Spray the surface with water so that all dust is removed from the surface. The cleaner the surface of your driveway is before you begin, the better the seal coating will adhere to the surface.

  • Clean Oil Spots

    Clean any oil spots with commercial detergent. You might find that coating these spots with special blacktop primer will help the seal coating adhere better. Be sure to scrub well to get the surface oil off and spray it clean. After you have swept, sprayed, and cleaned the surface, be sure that it dries before beginning to spread the seal coating.

  • Mix the Sealcoat

    The coating mixture will have settled over time at the store. The bottom of the mixture will therefore be far thicker than the top. Flip the bucket over and allow it to settle before opening. This will make mixing the seal coat much easier. After you have opened the bucket, mix your sealer in the bucket with a clean stick. Regularly stir the mixture as you are applying the mixture so that you maintain the consistency of your application.

  • Spread the Sealant

    Pour an amount of the sealer in a corner of your blacktop so that you can spread about a 20 square foot section at a time and move down the driveway. You will have to experiment to get a feel for how much you can spread at a time. Spread the seal coating with your roller across the driveway with overlapping strokes. Spread a thin coat of sealer being sure that it is not too thick so that it dries effectively. Stay off the driveway for at least 24 hours, and preferably 48 hours, to allow it to dry before driving on it. Line up a few of your buckets at the front of your driveway to keep others from driving on it.

 

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