When should you seal your asphalt driveway?

When should you seal your asphalt driveway?

Your new asphalt driveway does not need to be sealed until the second year after installation.


Waiting two or three years to seal your new asphalt driveway allows time for it to release gases and begin to oxidize. Make sure when sealing you choose a high quaility asphalt based sealer. There are many self seal coating products aviabale. Using a quality product will add oils back into your asphalt drivewayand help extend the life of your driveway.

You should plan to seal it again every 2 to 4 years. You want at least 90% of the first sealer to wear off before you apply another sealer. If you apply sealers too often you will over seal it. Although this will keep it looking nice and black, too much sealer will actually cause damage to your driveway and will need to be replaced sooner than if prper sealing technique are used.

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  • Excavate & Base

    During the basing phase, it is also the time to develop a drainage plan that dos not leave you with puddles of water or a drainage plan allowing water to flow towards your house or garage.

    We will take the extra step on projects which have drainage issues to shoot elevations and work with the homeowner to make sure the best drainage possible is set before we install asphalt or concrete.

Contact Asphalt & Concrete Buy Knox, Inc., in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for excavate and base,
retaining walls, sidewalks, patios, and stairs, among other services.

Asphalt & Concrete Buy Knox, Inc.

2852 Anthony Lane S.
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55418 

Phone: (612) 781-1112