Sealcoating and repaving are both options for new homeowners looking to repair their driveway. Here are a few tips to be aware of when considering either option.

What’s the difference between the two?

Sealcoating is an option if you are comfortable with where your driveway is structurally, you would just prefer some cracks to be filled and damage repaired. This is a quicker job, and can be completed in an afternoon even on your own. However, it’s recommended to get professional consultation with minimal experience.

Repaving is a longer process that often will take far more work from professionals.

Firstly, the top layer of asphalt needs to be removed for a new layer to be installed. Depending on the adequacy of the first install, the timeline for completion will vary. Luckily, the drying process concludes in about 24 hours.

You should avoid using the driveway for any reason during this drying period. Any impact on the driveway during that time will cause significant damage in the long term, and require maintenance much sooner.

How to get started

To get started, give us a call to get in contact. We’ll inspect the driveway’s current status, and give professional advice on your next course of action.