Maintaining a steep asphalt driveway.


Old 08-17-19, 07:40 AM
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Maintaining a steep asphalt driveway.

Hello All,

I have a short section of my driveway which is paved and fairly steep. I live in central NH, so we have winter, yep. I was told when I had it paved two years ago not to use any regular driveway sealer stuff on it as it would get too slick. It's slick enough as it as, believe me you. (It's a 105' rise over just under 600', a 20% grade average).

I'd think in this day & age there must be some kind of epoxy based product to use on asphalt to control cracking, seal seams, etc.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-17-19, 01:04 PM
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Never heard of any kind of epoxy coating but then again, the sealers for asphalt are meant to absorb into the base material not coat it with a non compatible material.

Only thing I can think of is to sprinkle some sand into the wet sealer but not coficent its going to last a long time!
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My driveway is as steep or steeper in spots but mine is gravel.
I doubt adding sand on top of driveway sealer would last long. The sand added to porch paint generally wears off in short order with foot traffic .... and you'd have a 3-4 thousand lb car/truck going up/down it.
I agree blacktop sealer would likely make the asphalt slicker.

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