Sealcoating driveway

Old 03-23-08, 06:18 PM
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Sealcoating driveway

Hello, I'm Planning on sealcoating my driveway this spring, and had a couple of questions.

1. How often should a driveway be sealed?
2. Should I use latex or oil based sealer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I assume this is an asphalt driveway.

#1 - 1-3 years, depending on how it wears.

#2 - I have a friend in the driveway sealing business and he always uses the water based sealer. Presumably it's better, I know the clean up is easier
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What about for your run of the mill cement driveway? What's a good product that can be applied using a garden sprayer or something easy to a 2000 sq ft drive?
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Hi Boater,

I used a sealer by Quikrete for the drive. Mine is about 120 foot long, 12 foot wide, except for the last 30 feet, when it is double wide. I had just a cup or so leftover out of a 5 gallon bucket.

To apply, I just tipped the bucket, poured a pool and spread with a 24" roller. Worked great (except for the part where the drive heads downhill and I had to chase after the sealer!)

I finished in about an hour.

I don't recall if it was water based, but you can still see water bead after 2 years.


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