When’s the last time I had it sealed?
- Concrete driveways tend to last longer due to the stronger material used so they can go anywhere from 4 to 5 years between sealants.
- Asphalt can break down easier under harsher weather conditions so a general rule is to reseal every other year for harsh climates (a lot of sun or snow or extreme temperature variants) and every 3 for moderate ones.
Do I need to repave or repair versus reseal?
- If your asphalt has significant cracking, large holes, giant frost heaves or chunks missing due to erosion you should look into repaving, rather than resealing.
- If your concrete has similar damage repairing the damage before any maintenance can be completed is essential.
Go With The Pros
The price of driveway sealing will vary greatly on your location. Areas that have lots of snow in the winter and warm summers will have a greater demand for these services, thereby lowering the price. Another factor is the size of your driveway.
The larger the size the more labor and material will be used, driving up the cost. Some driveway sealing contractors will charge based on a large square foot area, for example 1000 square feet no matter if your driveway is 400 or 999 square feet
Professional driveway seal coating: $0.10 to $0.25 per sq. ft., with an average of $0.17