Asphalt driveway sealer on cement driveway

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Asphalt driveway sealer on cement driveway

I bought enough Black Jack Asphalt Driveway Maxx 700 Filler and Sealer to coat my cement driveway. Before I use it do you think I should or return it to the store. It seemed like a good idea when I bought it on sale but I can't find anyone who has tried it on cement. My cement driveway has some cracks which I will fill in with cement crack filler. The reason I want to use the asphalt driveway sealer is that I think black asphalt looks better than cement.
 
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It will look better, but short lived. It will show dirt more, so if you have dirt roads around all of it will come home to roost on your driveway. You will need to address the cracks before you use this product, even though is says filler. Cracks are caused by something, whether it be too weak a mix, edge cracks, roots pushing up on it, etc. That needs to be addressed. Were there expansion joints placed in your driveway?
Can you try filling the joints and cracks with a product like Butyl Rubber (comes like caulk)? It is and stays pliable, giving with the weather. It can be bought in several colors....my favorite...concrete. If at a later date you feel the urge to spend a weekend+ coating your concrete, you can.
 
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A concrete stain might hold up better. I have a neighbor that has a concrete pad attached to his asphalt driveway. About 15 yrs ago when he resealed the asphalt he also applied the sealer to the concrete. It looked good at first but within a year most of the sealer had worn off of the concrete
 
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I've seen people do it in my neighborhood too. As the others said, it looked okay initially but quickly degenerated.
 
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Unhappy Thanks for the answers

I think I will return the blacktop sealer and get my $85.00 back. There are no dirt roads in my neighborhood so that would not be a problem. I did not know that the sealer would ware off so soon. I don't want to redo it every year or so. I will just fill in the cracks. The driveway was installed in 1979 when the house was built so I would expect some cracks.
 
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