When’s the Best Time for Driveway Sealcoating

When’s the Best Time for Driveway Sealcoating Grand Rapids Asphalt Paving

The best way to avoid asphalt driveway repairs is to invest in sealcoating. Driveway sealer helps protect asphalt from rain, snow, sleet, UV rays, and automobile fluids. From our past experience working with homeowners, we can tell you that you’ll end up saving money in the long run by paying for sealcoating now than asphalt repairs later.

Continue reading to learn when you should call our local asphalt contractors at A-1 Asphalt Inc. for driveway sealcoating.

Why should I sealcoat my driveway?

Asphalt sealer protects your driveway from the elements, which saves you money in the long run. Many of the homeowners we’ve worked with who needed to prematurely replace driveways didn’t invest in sealcoating, pothole repair, and other maintenance.

Sealcoating also gives your asphalt driveway a rich black color, which improves the curb appeal of your home. If you are planning on selling your house in the near future, you may want to consider asphalt sealcoating. Potential homebuyers start forming an opinion of your home as soon as they pull into your driveway. Why not help your driveway look well-maintained with a fresh coat of asphalt sealer?

Sealcoating protects pavement by:

  • Retaining moisture content so asphalt doesn’t deteriorate
  • Blocking UV rays that can fade asphalt
  • Forming a hard barrier against automobile fluids that soften asphalt
  • Restoring the rich black color of asphalt
  • Filling small voids to help pavement look even

What weather is needed for sealcoating?

We like to wait to apply blacktop sealer until both the air and ground temperatures are above 50 degrees. Warm sunny weather is best for sealcoating because it decreases the amount of time it needs to cure. Your driveway will take longer to cure with overcast skies and cool temperatures, which is why it’s worth checking the weather forecast before you schedule sealcoating.

It’s important that you give your driveway sealer enough time to cure before walking or driving on pavement. Otherwise, even the best driveway sealer won’t protect your driveway from the elements the way it was designed. Once your driveway is cured, you’ll be able to drive and walk on it to your heart’s content.

What months are best for asphalt sealcoating?

The best months to start asphalt sealcoating depend on your geographical location. In Michigan, the sealcoating season is shorter than in places further south like Florida. For this reason, you’ll want to call our local paving contractors at A-1 Asphalt Inc. as soon as possible. In general, we are able to sealcoat from the end of May through September. Keep in mind that there may be opportunities to sealcoat outside of these months if we experience unseasonably warm weather in the spring or early fall. Since demand for sealcoating increases in the spring, you’ll want to call an asphalt company as soon as possible.

Who do I call for asphalt sealcoating?

Our Grand Rapids asphalt contractors at A-1 Asphalt offer a range of asphalt paving services so your driveway lasts for years to come. We’ve been helping homeowners just like you since 1988.To request your free estimate give us a call at (800) 871-4401.