If you have an asphalt driveway at your Wake County home, one of the best investments you can make is sealcoating. Residential driveway sealcoating involves adding an extra layer of asphalt bitumen (or occasionally synthetic tar). This layer then hardens, adding additional protection to the driveway. At Blalock Paving, we also add sand to our sealer which improves the overall traction and durability.
Sealcoating is easy and inexpensive, while bringing numerous benefits. This makes it a great investment for anyone looking to improve and protect their property’s value.
Four Big Benefits to Residential Driveway Sealcoating
1 – More Curb Appeal
When someone visits your home or passes it on the street, the driveway is going to be one of the first things they see. A dirty, cracked, or weather-damaged driveway will make a bad impression, and that could be a significant problem if you’re looking to sell. Sealcoating the driveway will protect it from damage and create a much nicer-looking driving surface.
2 – UV Protection
Ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage driveways, just like they can damage the skin. UV light will cause unprotected asphalt to oxidize, which weakens the asphalt and makes it more prone to damage. Sealcoating prevents this and keeps the UV at bay.
3 – Weatherproofing
Asphalt is porous, and that can be a problem in areas that get a lot of rain or snow. The water will make its way through the holes in the asphalt, wearing them down over time through erosion. This is a particular problem in winter – if water gets into cracks or holes in the asphalt, then freezes, the expanding ice will create bigger cracks. Sealcoating also prevents any of this from happening and keeps water out of the lower layers of the driveway.
4 – A Longer-Lasting Driveway
What this all adds up to is a driveway that will be able to last for much longer than one which isn’t sealed, and which will require fewer repairs and maintenance as well. The small investment into residential driveway sealcoating can easily pay for itself by preventing cracks and damage you’d otherwise have to repair. Plus, as mentioned above, this can really pay off when it’s time to sell your home.
Get Residential Driveway Sealcoating Today
Blalock Paving offers the best in asphalt installation, maintenance, and repair across Wake County. If your driveway is still unprotected, contact us to discuss sealcoating it!