How to seal an asphalt Driveway – Part 2 of 2
How to do Driveway Repairs
Driveway repairs are simple with a few simple steps. The weather should be above 10 degrees Celsius for a few days. This is a dirty job so wear your work clothes and wear gloves!
Click here if you missed part 1 on when to seal your driveway and advice for lasting results, otherwise keep on reading
Clean the surface
Clear all the gravel, weeds, grass, and debris from the edge of your driveway to allow the full drive way to be sealed.
Pressure wash the driveway to make sure all the dirt and grime comes off the surface, use a hot water pressure washer if available! Give ample time to let the driveway dry after being power washed.
Remove any stains from the top of the driveway. If there are fuel stains use degreaser.
Filling in Potholes and Cracks
Potholes: Pour asphalt patch into the hole and force the product down to make sure it fill all voids. Put some extra on top and place a piece of wood with oil on it (to prevent it from sticking), then drive your car to compact the patch.
Cracks: Use cold Liquid crack filler and fill the cracks flush to the asphalt.
Allow Patches and cracks to cure for a few hours before sealing.
Sealing the driveway
- Tape off walls, edges, sidewalk, and anything else you do not want sealer on
- If applying by sprayer use a finer tip for the edges and then use a broader tip for the rest of the driveway. Apply the driveway sealant from right to left
- If using a driveway squeegee, pour a one foot puddle and spread using a push and pull motion
- If you would like to give extra traction sprinkle some sand in an even coating on top of the sealant
- It is advised to do two coats versus one coat! But wait for the first coat to dry
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