STEP 1 : POWER WASH THE SURFACE
Apply a power washing soap and then pressure wash the entire surface, be very meticulous. Any debris left over will be sealed in. We like to use a surface cleaner to make the job go faster. The soap helps you know which areas are clean. If the soap is still turning black during your cleaning, its a good bet you have some more power washing to do.
STEP 2: FINAL RINSE
A great method to limit the amount of time spent prepping the surface is to use an edge trimmer around landscaping before starting your project.
STEP 3: PREPARE THE SEAL COAT
Each product comes with its own method of application or mixture. Make sure to mix your product well and to follow the manufacturers recommendation on when to apply. Some sealcoat products can only be applied with another chemical mixture or during certain temperature ranges.
STEP 4: APPLY THE COATING
Dependent on the manufacturer’s recommendation, either brush, spray or use a pump up back pack sprayer to apply the chemical. Make sure to wait till the driveway is dry so you know which areas you’ve missed! Apply the chemical uniformly and as thick as the manufacturer recommends.
Seal coating a driveway is a good way to prevent water intrusion into the substrate that causes microcracks to occur, if your using a tinted sealer it also provides a great and fresh appearance to your entire home. If you’re seeking professional help for the task give us a call!