On the edge about sealcoating? Go ahead and jump! Sealcoating won't just revitalize the appearance of your home's driveway, it will extend its lifespan and open the door to several money saving opportunities.
The longer you are able to keep an object, generally, the more money you can save because you are avoiding replacement costs. Your driveway is no exception to this idea. Asphalt is a highly durable material, but drainage issues, sun exposure and every day usage can cause it to deteriorate, eventually making replacement a necessity. Sealcoating extends the lifespan of paved surfaces by adding a protective layer over it that helps ward off common problems like UV ray damage, allowing you to keep your driveway, longer.
Moisture build up and wear can cause asphalt to weaken. The result is soft spots that only get deeper and deeper with continued neglect. Sure, these spots are an eyesore, but they can be damaging to your tires, especially when you're rolling over them every day. The result is punctures in your tires and accelerated wear. Once you repair these problem areas, sealcoating will prevent the likelihood of another soft spot forming, helping keep you from the high cost of replacing your tires early.
Sealcoating your driveway can also help you save in the form of increased property value. Sealcoating can make an old driveway basically appear brand new. To a potential buyer, a driveway in this state is visually appealing, but it also lets them know they won't have to worry about costly repairs. For most people, these benefits make a home more valuable. With this increased value, not only will you be more apt to get more money for the sale of your home, but your home may also sell faster.
If you are looking for a way to cut back on frequent repairs to your asphalt driveway, sealcoating may be the way to go. As a protective layer, this process will slow down the aging rate and the effects that outside elements have on the condition of the pavement, helping it stay in better condition, longer. For you, this means less maintenance and ultimately, less money spent on repair costs, which equals a savings for you.
Sealcoating can give you the curb appeal you want while saving you money. For any homeowner, this is a win-win. Protect your driveway with a sealcoating application. For more information contact a professional like Pacific Contracting Inc.