Advantages of Sealing your Driveway

It may not look like it, but your brand new paved driveway is full of holes. Whether it’s concrete or asphalt, your driveway is constructed out of a porous material that will allow water to seep through it over the course of the next year And that’s where your trouble begins.

It seems like you spend the entire year as a homeowner finding new things you’re supposed to spend money on. Whether it’s little things like getting the grass mowed, or larger expenses like roof repairs, there’s seemingly no end to the ways your home can cost you money. That’s why it’s completely understandable that some homeowners want to skip the added expense of resealing a driveway every few years. You may think you’re saving money on something that just makes your driveway look nice, but there are functional benefits of sealing your driveway.

Back to your driveway being full of holes. Both concrete and asphalt driveways are porous materials, which allows water to seep through. This water then collects beneath the driveway and erodes the soil. Over time, this causes your driveway to shift, becoming uneven and cracking. The problem is exacerbated when temperatures drop and water that’s been absorbed by your driveway turns to ice and expand breaking down the driveway material.Sealing your driveway applies a water blocking barrier, sealing up these pores. This prevents water from being absorbed by your driveway or leaking through. This sealing barrier has the added benefit of protecting your driveway against oil spills and other stains, keeping your driveway looking good and staying in good condition for years. To learn more about how our sealing service can benefit your driveway, contact us today