Extend The Longevity of Your Asphalt with Sealcoating | Action Asphalt
We can extend the life of your asphalt driveway as well as bring back its original dark color by applying an asphalt emulsion-based sealcoat. This includes a thorough cleaning of dirt and debris prior to the sealcoat application.
How to Tell if Your Driveway Needs Sealcoating or Replacing
A fully compromised asphalt driveway exhibits many telltale signs of failure: Rutting, breaking, and alligatoring all point toward the need for new asphalt. While patching and crack-filling can extend the life of the asphalt, repairs made to highly damaged surfaces don’t last nearly as long as they otherwise would.
Looking at the cracking on the driveway as an indication of function over appearance is also important. If the driveway’s drainage mechanics are no longer working properly or water is escaping into the base, this can accelerate cracking and erosion – especially during freeze-thaw cycles. If water is draining toward the foundation of a building, doorways, or other permanent features, we usually recommend a new driveway.
But widespread cracks and breaks in the surface don’t always spell doom for your driveway. Unless deep systematic cracks are present or there are larger-scale alligator cracks (more than 12 inches in diameter), sealcoating the driveway is a viable solution.