Driveway Sealcoating York PA

Sealcoating a driveway can make it a perfect addition to a new house or an amazing finish to an old one. A sealcoat can help protect the pavement underneath and help you avoid the headaches of fixing cracks later on. In addition to protection, a driveway can offer your home many other advantages such as a higher curb appeal with a safer, smoother, finish.

Although asphalt may not be the first thing on your mind, it's the first thing many see when they see your house. The quality of a driveway can make or break the atheistic of a house as a whole. We understand that each house is different and each client has differing opinions. Let us work with you in finding the perfect option to fit your needs.

We take great pride in the ability of our in-house experts to flawlessly finish any driveway to the satisfaction of any customer. Our top shelf sealer is the perfect fit for any residential or commercial area and, with our expertise and assistance, you don’t have to worry about driveway damages for many years to come.

What is driveway sealcoating?

A seal coat is a finishing layer to a driveway or any asphalt. The sealer works its way into the blemishes of an unfinished area to create a smooth surface that gives the house a premium look and feel. There are many reasons for getting a seal coat, saving money for example. A seal coat can easily save thousands of dollars in potential driveway damages in the long run. A seal coat also offers protection for the material underneath, greatly extending the lifespan of the asphalt.

How does driveway sealcoating work?

An asphalt driveway contains many small invisible cracks. A seal coat fills those small gaps and hardens to create a protective layer ontop. This thin layer helps protect it from harmful UV rays, precipitation, and humidity. Although it won’t help cure any existing cracks or damages to the driveway, it can help protect the driveway from further damage. For existing cracks in the asphalt, our driveway repair service can help restore it to its former glory.

How long does sealcoating last?

A seal coat can last many years depending on the wear and tear of the surface. On average, a seal coat can last up to 5 years. However, it is recommended that the surface is recoated every 3 years to prevent excessive damage in specific, overused, areas. This timeframe can be dependent on many factors such as climate and structural support. Although seal coating does help protect the driveway, over coating the driveway can lead to faster degradation. It's best to consult one of our experts before proceeding with the process.

What is the best type of sealcoating?

There are many different types of seal coats for many different driveways. A latex-based seal coat is the best type for an asphalt driveway. For concrete, silicone or acrylic sealers are the best. If you are not sure what type of driveway you have, consult one of our experts for an in person quote. Our Asphalt and Paving Company's seal coats are low gloss and never oil based to help the driveways last longer and have more grip.

Man cleaning driveway
three asphalt contractors working next to their truck
man sealcoating a asphalt road

What if I don’t sealcoat my driveway?

Although a seal coat is not required, it is very highly recommended. A seal coat helps protect a driveway. An unprotected driveway is open to damage from the elements and can develop both cracks and potholes easily. This can add up to thousands of dollars in damages over years. The seal coat helps keep the driveway safe and free from damages. It also increases the traction on the surface leading to a safer drive or walk. Additionally, during it helps in climates where the driveway is best flat, such as snowy climates and shoveling snow.

Do I need a sealcoating?

There are many signs to know when to get a seal coating. If the driveway was newly built, chances are there is no seal coating on it. For a new driveway, you should wait around 3 months before installing a seal coat so no oils are trapped in the asphalt. If it is not a newly built driveway, an easy tell that a driveway needs seal coating is if you can see the color of the asphalt stone beneath it. The seal coating should be a dark navy or black color. If you see spots of discoloration, the driveway needs a new coat. If you aren’t sure, call up our experts and we can help you deduce whether or not a new seal coat is needed.

Where should I go for my sealcoating?

Honestly, a good sealer can be bought in stores and the seal coating can be done yourself. However, this is not recommended if you do not have prior experience as expertise cannot be bought in stores. Many things can go bad in a seal coating job such as over coating a specific spot or using the wrong sealer. This can be highly damaging to the asphalt underneath and the problems it causes can cost thousands of dollars to fix. Our seal coating professionals can get it perfectly done in just a matter of hours; don’t risk the damages, call us.

What if I need more?

If the driveway is too damaged for seal coating to be of help, take a look at our driveway repairs. It is especially recommended to seek professional help for asphalt repairs as these are usually difficult tasks without the right tools. Luckily, our asphalt repair service fixes any imperfections such as potholes or cracks that may have developed overtime. Our specialists will complete the task quickly and accurately to the highest standards every time. After a repair, the surface may look a bit uneven or blemished. Please wait a couple weeks, months if possible, before requesting a seal coating layer as that time is valuable for any trapped moisture and gasses to escape the fixed area.

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