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How To Sealcoat Your Driveway

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Your driveway is a vital investment in your home.   To protect and beautify your driveway for a long time, you should shield it from natural elements including ultraviolet oxidization and moisture which damages your driveway.   However, with that said it is recommended that you wait 9 months to a year before adding a sealcoat to your newly paved asphalt driveway.  By adding the sealcoat you will increase the lifespan of your paved area, by protecting it from elements, and spills like gas, oil, and other fluids from vehicles.   Driveway sealer is composed of a coal-tar emulsion, sometimes fortified with rubber or silica sand for increased durability.

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How To Fill Asphalt Cracks In Your Driveway

Asphalt is one of the most readily available and commonly used materials to pave driveways. A freshly done asphalt driveway will always make a great impression but with time you may begin to notice the appearance of cracks on the surface. The cracks are often caused by the natural seasonal contraction and expansion of water or moisture that has managed to seep below the surface. Fortunately, the cracks that form on asphalt driveways can be fairly easy to fix and with regular maintenance, you can have a crack free asphalt driveway. The cracks may range in size from small cracks that are less than 1/4 an inch to larger cracks of 1/4 inch and more.

You can probably fill the small cracks yourself but it is advisable to have a professional fill in the larger cracks. Here is a simple guide on how to fill asphalt cracks in the driveway.

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