Why Sealcoat Asphalt?

Reasons To Seal Your Driveway

Sealed Driveways Look Good, and Protect The Asphalt From Damage

Driveway sealing is constantly overlooked and frequently ignored, mostly due to a lack of knowledge. The amount of money it costs to seal a driveway is a small fraction of what it costs to replace the whole driveway. In addition, the aesthetic appeal of a sealed driveway will add value to any homeowner looking to sell their home. Having a maintained and new looking driveway will encourage buyers and garner more lucrative offers.

While aesthetics may be the driving factor behind most driveway sealing decisions, there are many other benefits such as:

  • Increasing the longevity of your driveway’s pavement, leading to dramatic financial savings
  • Increased flexibility and asphalt protection against a wide temperature range and a variety of weather elements
  • Helps to prevent driveway peeling and cracking
  • Resistance to detergents utilized in clean oil or petroleum based spills

Protect Your Driveway From The Seasons

Canada experiences four very distinct seasons that requires a sealant that can handle a multitude of damaging factors such as:

  • Oxidization from the sun
  • The drying of asphalt which breaks down and loses its elasticity due to salts, oil and water
  • Water damage leading to crack expansion.  As a result of water seeping into cracks and freezing during winter, the resulting ice within the cracks leads to bigger and much more expansive cracking.
A graphic explaining how asphalt needs protection from oxidation, protection from moisture, and protection from chemicals. A bright sun, as well as rain, snow, and clouds are pictured. There is a graphic of oil dripping onto asphalt underneath a car.