How Often Do I Need to Seal My Asphalt?


Last Updated on June 10, 2024

How often should you seal your asphalt driveway? This is a question that many homeowners and businesses have, and the answer can vary depending on a number of factors. In this blog post, we will discuss the factors that determine how often you need to seal your asphalt, as well as some general rules of thumb. We will also provide tips on how to extend the life of your asphalt.

What factors determine how often you need to seal your asphalt driveway

Asphalt driveways are a popular choice for many homeowners due to their durability and low maintenance requirements. However, one of the keys to keeping an asphalt driveway in good condition is to seal it on a regular basis. But how often should you seal your driveway? Several factors can influence this decision, including the location of the driveway, the climate, and the amount of traffic it receives. If your driveway is in a sunny area, you may need to seal it more frequently to prevent UV damage. Likewise, if you live in an area with harsh winters, sealing your driveway can help to prevent damage from snow and ice. In general, most driveways need to be sealed every two to three years. By following these guidelines, you can help to keep your asphalt driveway looking its best for years to come.

General rules of thumb for sealing asphalt driveways

New asphalt driveways and parking lots need to be sealed within the first year of being laid, then every two to five years thereafter. In general, it is best to wait until the weather is dry and warm before applying a sealer, as wetconditions can prevent the sealer from bonding properly. Top Job has high quality seal coat that can be applied even after the weather gets cold. Once the sealer has been applied, it is important to keep traffic off the driveway for at least 24 hours to give it time to cure.

Tips on keeping your asphalt driveway clean and looking like new

One of the best ways to extend the life of asphalt is to keep it clean, and regularly seal it. Here are some tips for keeping your asphalt driveway clean and looking like new:

  1. Sweep regularly to remove leaves, grass, and other debris. This will prevent the surface from being stained and will also reduce the risk of standing water, which can lead to cracking and potholes.
  2. Use a mild soap and a soft brush to remove any stubborn stains.
  3. Seal your driveway every 2-3 years to protect the surface from weather damage and prevent stains from setting in. Be sure to hire a trusted local company to perform the work.

Why should you choose Top Job to seal your asphalt?

Asphalt sealing is a process that helps to protect your asphalt from the elements and also improves its appearance. There are many reasons to choose Top Job to seal your asphalt. First, our experienced team will ensure that the job is done right. We will also work with you to choose the best sealant for your needs. In addition, we use only high-quality products that will extend the life of your asphalt. Finally, we offer competitive pricing for our services. When you choose Top Job to seal your asphalt, you can be confident that you are making a wise investment in your property.

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Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips
January 17, 2023.
Great company to work with. We contacted Top Job to repair a county road that we dug across for an irrigation line. They were very professional yet friendly. Our job was completed quickly. We recommend this company.
Sam Rowley
Sam Rowley
December 8, 2022.
I’m not sure how the service actually is, but some old guy in a Top Job Toyota was riding my butt today and flipped me off, or it was maybe an aggressive wave at the red light near the Logan library. Hope his day gets better. 12/8 at 230
Kim Rappleye
Kim Rappleye
December 7, 2022.
Very professional and personalized service. Highly recommended!
Mark Malmstrom
Mark Malmstrom
November 22, 2022.
They were easy to get a hold of and showed up when they were scheduled. Good communication and good work.
David Bunnell
David Bunnell
November 4, 2022.
I appreciated the pleasant attitude when talking w/the estimator as well as the scheduler. The work crew did a great job! I highly recommend Top Job Asphalt!
Steven Jacobsen
Steven Jacobsen
October 30, 2022.
Top job Asphalt did an amazing job on my project very professional, I would definitely use them again when I have the need.
Chris Salvesen
Chris Salvesen
October 28, 2022.
Did a great job on the 3" overlay for my very old and deteriorated half circle driveway. Looks brand new. All the transitions to concrete are near perfectly matched when I wasn't sure they could do it. It's almost weird now not feeling the bump driving out of the garage or over our bridge.
Matt Welch
Matt Welch
October 27, 2022.
Top Job paved our asphalt driveways and we couldn't be happier. The service, quality and price were the best I could find and I looked everywhere! Great job guys! I'll be calling back when I start my next project.
Todd Wardrop
Todd Wardrop
October 26, 2022.
I'm so impressed!!😀 Top Job has done such excellent work on my neighbor's driveway ... I'm so jealous. It's absolutely beautiful, and I can't believe how smooth it turned out. It's just perfect. What a great company!

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