A poorly maintained driveway can negatively impact your single biggest investment (that would be your home).
Applying driveway seal coating is an important element of every effective pavement management program and no one does it better than HK Contractors LLC. Sealcoating driveways not only saves you a substantial amount of money in the long run, but it also helps to maintain the integrity of the surface as well.
There are several reasons why you should keep your driveway
When the asphalt or concrete in a driveway becomes cracked or interlocking pavers come loose, water penetrates into the sub-layers. This penetration can destabilize the entire driveway area and, depending on where the house is located relative to the driveway, could also cause water pressure to build on the home’s foundation. This type of hydrostatic pressure is a prime cause of foundation damage and water in the basement.
A cracked driveway surface and/or one with potholes becomes a tripping hazard for kids, neighbors and guests and could lead to extremely unpleasant injury lawsuits. At the same time driving your car through potholes every day just to get it into and out of the garage is a surefire way to do damage to the suspension system or knock the steering out of alignment.
Loss of Home Value
It doesn’t take much to send the value of a home into a tailspin and having a shabby looking, unsafe driveway is certainly one way to do just that. Valuations are built on a number of factors including safety, “livability” and the likelihood a home would attract buyers if offered for sale. A poorly maintained driveway can put downward pressure on all those factors and cause your home to lose significant market value.
Reduced Curb Appeal
Regardless of what material your driveway is paved with if it’s poorly maintained it will take a bite out of your home’s curb appeal. An old, cracked, bleached out asphalt driveway is a sorry thing to behold, while a concrete driveway that’s stained or been undermined by the freeze/thaw cycle will give any home a rundown look that will be hard to shake. If your driveway is composed of interlocking pavers and the edge has given way it can lead to individual paving stones coming loose and the whole surface looking shabby.
When Is The Best Time To Sealcoat A Driveway?
Typically you want to wait a minimum of 6 months before applying sealcoat to fresh asphalt to give it time to fully cure, compact and settle. You might be able to get by with less time in some cases, but 6 months is usually the absolute minimum as a rule of thumb
HK Contractors LLC will help you determine the condition of the driveway and will provide you with the appropriate solutions. We have a lot of experience with driveways and we will make sure that you are fully satisfied with the results!