How Long Does Asphalt Sealing Last?

Keeping your driveway smooth and crack-free requires regular maintenance, and asphalt sealing plays a crucial role in achieving that. But how long does this protective layer last, and what can you do to maximize its lifespan? Let’s explore!

Understanding Asphalt Sealing Lifespan:

The longevity of your asphalt seal depends on several factors, including:

  • Climate: Harsh weather like extreme heat, cold, rain, and snow can wear down the sealant faster.
  • Traffic Volume: Busy driveways with frequent heavy vehicle use see quicker wear and tear.
  • Quality of Sealer: Opting for high-quality sealants, while initially more expensive, offers better protection and lasts longer.
  • Maintenance: Regular upkeep, including cleaning and addressing cracks promptly, extends the sealant’s life.

Signs Your Driveway Needs Resealing:

  • Cracks: Water seeping through cracks can damage the pavement further.
  • Faded Color: A dull, faded surface indicates the sealant is wearing off.
  • Potholes: These signify significant damage requiring immediate attention.

Extending the Life of Your Sealant:

  • Regular Maintenance: Clean your driveway, fill small cracks, and address any damage promptly.
  • Choose the Right Sealer: Consult a professional to select a high-quality product suitable for your climate and traffic volume.
  • Hire a Professional: Experienced contractors have the expertise and equipment for proper application.

How Your Asphalt Itself Lasts:

Asphalt pavement typically lasts 15-20 years, influenced by:

  • Climate: Extreme weather conditions accelerate wear and tear.
  • Traffic Volume: Heavy traffic puts more stress on the asphalt.
  • Maintenance: Regular upkeep like crack sealing and patching is key.
  • Quality of Installation: Proper construction techniques and high-quality materials contribute to longevity.
  • Subgrade Conditions: Stable, well-prepared soil supports the asphalt better.

Remember: Regular inspections and timely maintenance are crucial for maximizing the lifespan of your asphalt and avoiding costly repairs.


How often should I seal my driveway? 

Every 2-4 years, depending on factors mentioned above.

What are the benefits of regular sealing?

Protects from weather damage, extends asphalt life, enhances curb appeal, and saves money in the long run.

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Contact us today for a free consultation and quote on professional asphalt sealing services. We’ll ensure your driveway stays smooth, safe, and looking its best for years to come!

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