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How Often Do I Need to Seal My Asphalt?

by | May 19, 2022 | Asphalt | 0 comments

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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Pam Taylor
Pam Taylor
October 4, 2021.
My husband and I contracted with Top Job to asphalt the driveway at our cabin in Fish Haven, ID. Starting with Steve who gave us the estimate, to Teri, Sam and especially Kevin who headed the project was timely, professional, and exceptionally well done. They are an honest and reputable company. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking to asphalt. Pam
Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson
October 1, 2021.
Top Job Asphalt works extremely well to the satisfaction of each of their customers!
David Hansen
David Hansen
September 29, 2021.
Very pleased with the work performed.
Tony Nielson
Tony Nielson
September 29, 2021.
Top Job Staff and crew did an excellent job on our parking lot. The crack seal crew was on the job before daylight and did great work. Most impressive was the slurry seal crew. Kerry and his team did a wonderful job. worked around my tenants parking issues, worked between rain storms. Kerry would not apply slurry until he was 100 percent sure the parking lot was dry enough after the rain. refreshing to see someone care so much about his product, his job, and his crew. Rosalie was also right on top of scheduling and even made a site visit to make sure I was happy. Top Job went above and beyond my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone .. I will use this company again in the future. Thank you very much! Tony and Cole Nielson T.K.S. Development.
Dennis Simonson
Dennis Simonson
September 23, 2021.
Was really impressed with the professional preparation on the driveway surface prior to the application of sealant. FRIENDLY and easy to work with. Highly recommend. Compared prices before settling on Top Job, good value. Their communication between office, field and scheduler was exceptional.
Christie Brown
Christie Brown
August 16, 2021.
We now have the PRETTIEST driveway approach and RV parking on the block! Nice job, TOP JOB ASPHALT!

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very impressed with the quality of their work and the organization of the company. The project estimator was spot on as to when the bid would be received and the work was professional  from start to finish. I appreciated the opportunity for a walkthrough inspection after the crack filling was completed as I had some very large cracks in the asphalt. I give this company a ten out of ten (which I really do) and highly recommend them.

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