When is the Best Time of Year to Get Your Home’s Driveway Seal Coated?

Each year, homeowners spend a lot of money to improve the look of their properties; but one affordable area that many people forget is the driveway. The driveway is a critical part of your landscaping because it’ll help give a great impression of your property. Does your driveway leave much to be desired? Don’t worry! We have a crew in Chattanooga, TN to enhance and protect your driveway. before and after driveway

It happens, and you’re not alone. Driveways deteriorate due to snow, rain, and sun. Sunlight alone may cause your asphalt to become harder, ultimately causing it to become brittle. Sealcoating immensely slows that process. With seal coating the driveway, you’ll prevent oxidation from the harmful UV rays of the sun. That’s just one protective benefit, and there are plenty more!

Why should you sealcoat?

Sealcoating offers a protective layer on the driveway and saves you cash in the long-term just like a routine painting of your home. By seal coating every 2 to 3 years, the driveway will remain strong and serve as an appealing entranceway to your house.

Here are some questions we frequently get from our customers:

Q: We just installed our new driveway, so how long should we wait to have it seal coated?

A: Industry standards advise waiting a year or endure one winter before seal coating the new driveway.

Q: How frequently should we seal coat our driveway?

A: Industry standards advise every 2 years; enabling the sealer to wear away before resealing your driveway.

Q: What season of year is better for seal coating the driveway?

A: Fall, Summer, or Spring, anytime is good, so long as the air temperature and ground is more than 50-degrees F.

Q: Our driveway contains oil stains, will the sealer cover those?

A: We advise washing the space in which the oil stains are situated several days before we get there. But we’ll apply a primer before sealing the driveway to keep the oil stain from bleeding through.

Q: Will you clean our driveway before seal coating it?

A: We’ll utilize a high-powered blower that removes any loose debris and leaves.  Also, we edge back the grass using a weed whacker before the application.

Kissner Paving offers residential seal coating. Call us today at (423) 763-8883 to request an estimate.