• July 18, 2024

Simple Sealcoating Tips for the DIY Enthusiast

If you’re the DIY type, you may even be ready to take on the hardest home improvement jobs. Sealcoating your driveway can be challenging and tiring, but will be immensely satisfying if you do it right. Here are some tips to ensure your driveway project goes off without a hitch.

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Before sealing your driveway, check carefully for cracks. If you find any, make sure to fill these in before you seal the driveway. If you miss these cracks, you’re going to have a tough time filling them after the fact.

Once you’re ready to seal, make sure you’re doing so with the proper equipment. It’s recommended to use a squeegee no smaller than 18 inches wide. Any smaller and you’ll be giving yourself a much harder job than is necessary, as you’ll be covering less surface area. Also make sure to wear the proper personal protective equipment and to clear the area of any trip hazards.

Once you’ve sealed all the way to the end of your driveway, make sure you’re creating clean edges for a professional-looking finish. Once you’re done, you’ll feel proud knowing you took the job on yourself. You’ll now be able to save a lot of money resealing your driveway in the future.

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