Why Sealcoat Asphalt Driveways?
Oxidization from the sun, rain, snow and freeze - thaw cycles all play their part in deteriorating the life of an asphalt driveway. They dry out the binders in the asphalt causing them to flake and chip away exposing the next layer of binders just to repeat the process, eventually exposing the aggregates within the asphalt.
Without regular maintenance, an asphalt driveway will deteriorate until it completely fails.
Sealing has shown to slow down this process and extend the life of an asphalt driveway dramatically, saving thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
If You Live In A Cold Snowy Region
Also, if you live in a cold, snowy region the black color also tends to soak in the heat and melt off the snow faster, so re-sealing that fresh black look every few years will help save your back from shoveling snow. Seal coating can also give your driveway a beautiful, new, rejuvenated look.