Driveways are more than just a path for your vehicles, they contribute significantly to the aesthetic appeal and overall value of your home. However, maintaining them can be a daunting task, especially when they start showing signs of wear and tear. Enter, Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore Sealer, an effective, cost-efficient, and DIY-friendly solution to rejuvenate your driveway and extend its lifespan.
Understanding Asphalt Driveway Sealants
Before we delve into the application process, let’s take a moment to understand what asphalt driveway sealants are.
Driveway sealants like, Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore Sealer, are water-based, VOC-free compounds that can be applied by beginners over a couple of days. The sealant fills and seals existing cracks while creating a protective, rubberized coating on the asphalt’s surface, thereby refreshing the look and extending the life of your driveway.
This eco-friendly product is safe for your family and pets, and comes in large buckets ready for DIY application.
The Case for Sealing Your Driveway
Replacing a deteriorating driveway can be an expensive affair, with costs ranging from $10 to $18 per square foot, not including the cost of removing the existing driveway. On the other hand, a cost-effective rubber driveway coating like Liquid Rubber can add years to your driveway’s lifespan, fill in and seal cracks, and prevent further decay, thereby saving you from the substantial cost of a full replacement.
Cracks in your driveway are typically caused by weather-induced contraction and expansion of asphalt. Over time, these cracks can widen due to water penetration and erosion, leading to more cracks. Thankfully, asphalt driveway sealant helps prevent existing cracks from widening by filling them with a waterproof compound, while also coating the entire surface. This process not only rejuvenates your driveway but also shields it against weather and UV damage for years to come, all at a fraction of the cost of a replacement.
DIY Driveway Sealing with Liquid Rubber
Are you ready to give your driveway a new lease of life? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore Sealer. Before you start, ensure you have our Driveway Restore Supply Checklist handy.
Start During Warmer Months
The ideal time to embark on a driveway resealing project is during the warmer spring months.
If your driveway has potholes, patch these using cold asphalt. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, consider hiring a subcontractor.
Clean the Driveway
Thoroughly cleaning the driveway is a crucial step. Use a pressure washer to remove all dirt, debris, oils, and staining. Follow this with a round of deep cleaning using a proper Deck, Patio and Driveway Cleaner, then rinse with the pressure washer again. Sealer should be applied after the surface has dried for at least 24 hours.
Prepare Concrete Surfaces Further
If your driveway is made of concrete, use a muriatic acid solution to get into the pores of the concrete, followed by a deep rinse with water to neutralize the acid. Allow a 24-hour drying period before applying the sealant.
Fill Large Cracks
Large cracks can be filled using driveway caulking. Apply the caulking into the cracks and remove any excess for a smooth finish.
Gather Your Tools
To prepare your driveway for the sealant, ensure you have the right tools. These include a squeegee or broom, a bucket for the sealant, rags, old clothing, and gloves.
Apply the Driveway Sealer
Pour out the sealant slowly and spread it evenly across your driveway using the squeegee or broom. After allowing the first coating to dry for at least 4 hours, you can apply a second coating for additional protection. Before parking or walking on the driveway, let the sealant cure for at least 48 hours.
Using Liquid Rubber Driveway Restore Sealer is a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to extend the life of your driveway. Its ease of use and impressive results make it a favorite among the DIY community.
Remember, good maintenance is always cheaper and more efficient than replacement. So, why wait? Give your driveway the care it deserves and enjoy its renewed look for years to come!