Is it worthwhile to get my driveway sealed?

Sealing your driveway involves applying a protective coating – a sealant – that shields the underlying material from damage. It’s suitable for a wide range of common materials, including block paved, tarmac and asphalt driveways. That means sealing allows you to significantly extend your driveway’s lifespan for much less than it costs to replace or repair your driveway.

How does sealant protect my driveway?

The main threat to the integrity and appearance of your driveway is water. Since driveways are typically made of porous material, water can seep through the surface and cause damage. This is even more problematic in the winter, where cycles of freezing and thawing leads to deep cracks and erosion. And if you have a block paved driveway, water can soften the sand between the bricks, causing them to come loose.

When you get your driveway sealed, the sealant creates a waterproof layer that protects your underlying driveway materials. This also improves resistance to weather damage, UV rays, vehicle fluids, staining, corrosion and more. As a result, your driveway is much better preserved and requires much less time-consuming maintenance and costly repair work.

What are the benefits of sealing my driveway?

  • Maintains the fantastic aesthetic of your driveway with no chips or cracks
  • Extends the lifespan of your driveway, saving you money on repairs and replacement
  • Causes snow and ice to melt more quickly, keeping you safe during winter months
  • Reduces colour fading on your driveway to ensure a fresh, vibrant appearance
  • Stops moss, algae and weeds from growing on and damaging your driveway
  • Makes your driveway much more resistant to wear, tear and damage
  • Provides highly affordable and effective driveway protection

How much does it cost to seal a driveway?

The cost of getting your driveway sealed depends on its size, its condition and the type of sealant you use. A standard resin acrylic sealant costs around £3-£5 per m2. So with cleaning on top, the typical cost of sealing a driveway is around £200 for a small driveway up to £400 for a large one.

Can I seal my driveway or should I call a professional?

If you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast, you might be able to seal your driveway yourself. But unless you’re familiar with proper application techniques and suitable sealing conditions, this could lead to uneven, unsightly and ineffective driveway sealing. That’s why it’s usually best to contact an accredited local driveway sealing specialist like Hazell & Jefferies.

For over 50 years, we’ve provided the residents of Didcot, Abingdon, Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames and the surrounding areas with unbeatable road maintenance services. From small footpaths to miles of motorway, we’re always here to give you outstanding high-speed support at a reasonable price – and that includes sealing your driveway.

Contact us today to discuss our driveway sealing services and ensure yours is strong, attractive and well-preserved for years to come.

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