Driveway Maintenance Advice – How Often Do Driveways Need Sealing?
With the average cost of a single parking space driveway exceeding £1,000, this is not a home improvement project that should be taken lightly. With this cost comes expectations around durability and strength, nobody wants to end up having to replace their driveway every couple of years so maintenance should be right at the top of your to-do list.
It is recommended that you seal your driveway every 3-5 years. This will ensure that your driveway has a protective layer that protects against all the elements. Over this period, a combination of foot and vehicle traffic will wear away the sealant, resulting in your driveway being vulnerable to erosion.
Key Advantages of Sealing A Driveway Regularly
Sealing your driveway every 3-5 years is essential for maintaining spotless aesthetics and avoiding any necessary cracks, potholes or depressions. Sealers work by offering your driveway an extra think protection layers which act as a direct barrier against the weather our driveways have to endure 365 days a year. Great in both hot and cold weather, the sealers help to keep the core of your driveway safe, eliminating any exposure to weather erosion.
The Optimal Time To Apply Sealant To A Driveway
To guarantee the success of your driveway sealant you must pick the right day for application. Whilst we can never be 100% certain on what the weather will do, we can at least take the time to plan. By choosing the correct day we create the best possible chance for the sealer to bind to the driveway. Below are some of the key weather patterns you should avoid when applying sealer:
– Sub Freezing Temperatures 0 degrees
– Heat Waves Above 30 degrees
– Torrential Rain In Following Days
By choosing a mild and dry day your driveway sealer has the best opportunity to set. There is no perfect day for this work but avoiding these weather patterns you can be sure that your sealer will be working correctly. We hope that you have found this blog post helpful, for more driveway maintenance tips make sure you stay tuned to our blog page.
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