The best time to seal your concrete driveway is in the spring. Whether you just had your concrete driveway installed last year or have had it for a while, sealing it protects it from the elements and extends its life.
If your driveway is a few years old but in good shape, applying new sealing can help rejuvenate and revitalize its appearance. That is why our team at The Pressure Cleaning Guys always recommends our clients seal their concrete driveways when they first install them.
However, driveways will always be subjected to water, chemicals, and seasonal changes. Therefore, they’ll need to be resealed every couple of years.
Our experts can give you an accurate estimate of how long your driveway can last between repairs. Their estimate is based on years of experience paving driveways identical to yours that will be used in comparable conditions.
Contact The Pressure Cleaning Guys today to keep your driveway looking great all year. We serve Perth, Mount Pleasant, Mount Lawley, and the surrounding areas.
When Should You Reseal Your Driveway?
If your concrete driveway is brand-new, you might be eager to seal it right away. However, this may cause more complications than it solves. You see, before being sealed, a freshly poured concrete driveway needs time to thoroughly cure.
This process may take up to four weeks to complete under normal weather conditions. Your driveway will be prepared for sealing once it has had enough time to cure.
To achieve the best results, apply a sealant to the driveway on a warm, dry day. Concrete sealing should be applied when the temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or greater, according to experts.
Spring is widely regarded as the ideal season for sealing work. Other factors, such as the type of sealant used, may, however, alter the safe temperature for applying sealant.
Spring is particularly beneficial because it follows the fall and winter seasons, which can cause driveway issues. For example, in the fall, leaves may fall from trees and become stuck to the sealant, affecting the evenness of drying and coverage.
In the winter, temperatures are frequently too low to pour, let alone seal, concrete, and road salt and sand can damage the driveway. In the spring, you can easily wash your driveway to prepare and seal it in mild and comfortable temperatures.
The Benefits of Sealing
There are lots of benefits to sealing your concrete driveway. First, sealing concrete will improve the overall appearance and sheen of your driveway. Even if your driveway is new, you can’t help but notice the immediate difference in its appearance that sealing can provide.
Sealing can also help to slow the fading of your driveway’s colour caused by UV rays from the sun. This is especially crucial if you have coloured concrete or a stamped pattern that may fade in the sun.
Last but not least, sealing protects your driveway from stains that may otherwise detract from its attractiveness. Your driveway can become stained and worn out by oil, filth, salt, and other chemicals over time.
By sealing it, however, you create an extra layer of defence that will prevent these and other elements from prematurely ruining it.
There is no better time to lay a new concrete driveway or have your old driveway sealed or resealed than in the spring. The Pressure Cleaning Guys can handle the job. To learn more about our concrete driveway pouring and sealing services, call us right away at 08 6115 0157.