Sealers Used for Sealcoating Asphalt Driveways

During winter, sealing in windows helps ensure that heat doesn’t escape. This method, however, requires a proper sealant to work. For instance, silicone caulk works well for glass and metal surfaces, yet does not adhere to wood surfaces. The same principle applies when sealcoating asphalt driveways, for which only certain types are recommended.

Coal Tar Sealers

These sealers consist of refined coal tar mixed in with several chemicals. The latter help make the surface resistant to the harmful effects of heat, snow, and rainwater. Aesthetically speaking, these sealers score high as they create surfaces with shiny or glossy finishes.

Asphalt Emulsion Sealers

There is no question that this type of sealer complements asphalt driveways rather well because they basically have the same composition. However, for this type of sealer to work, application must take place on days when temperatures are at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Acrylic Sealers

,  are considered ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acrylic holds up well to any element that can harm any surface, making acrylic-based sealers a smart choice for protecting asphalt driveways. In addition, these sealers come in a variety of colors that make for an attractive finish, from earth hues like terra cotta to light green.

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