Anyone who has ever had to live with a cracking and buckled driveway knows that it's not just an eyesore. It can be downright dangerous if you end up taking a spill when it gives way beneath your feet, which is why there are so many people out there who would do anything to restore the unsightly asphalt on their driveway. Fortunately, driveway sealing projects don't have to be costly or time-consuming — these three simple tips can help make the process as painless and simple as possible.
Repair any cracks and holes
The first thing you need to do is to fill in any cracks and holes with a patching compound. This product can be purchased at your local hardware store. Apply the patching compound using a paint roller. If you don't have a paint roller, you can use a big piece of cardboard instead; it will work just as well. You should use enough patching compound to cover the crack or hole completely. Make sure that the repair is completely smooth and neat — it's better to overuse than under-use, but try not to make a mess of it.
Remove debris from driveways
Next, if there are any rocks or debris on your driveway, remove them with rubber gloves and a stiff brush before you begin applying the sealant. If you do not do this, you will find that the debris prevents you from applying the sealant evenly.
Apply a thin layer of primer and sealant
You should always use a primer before applying sealant. A primer will help to ensure that the sealant is applied smoothly and evenly, while also improving the chances of it adhering.
When applying the sealant, there are two important things you should keep in mind. Firstly you need to create an even layer, and secondly, you need to press down hard with a roller or paintbrush. Doing so will ensure that the sealant penetrates every part of the driveway. If you've applied too much sealant, you can use a wet rag or sponge to wipe it off.
Apply a second coat of sealant
You might want to apply a second coat of sealant for an extra layer of protection. However, make sure not to apply another layer for at least two days, so the first coat can have time to dry properly.
If you wish to hire a contractor to complete driveway spray sealing, you should make contact with a local contractor.Share
5 April 2021
Hello and welcome to my construction blog. My name is David and I would like to tell you about the process of designing and building a new home from the ground up. I had always dreamed of building my own home and last year, that dream became a reality. I had been saving money for many years so I could afford to buy the materials and employ the contractors needed to construct my home. I learnt so much during the process, I decided to start this blog. It was a wonderful day when the final piece of my home was put into place and I am now very happy.