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3 types of Driveway Sealing to add value to your Home

A little time spent patching and sealing your driveway can extend the life of the driveway and improve the curb appeal—and value—of your home.

Before you apply a topcoat sealer, you must inspect the driveway and make the necessary repairs.

Hurricane quality products, advice, equipment and processes will give you a great looking driveway. It will assist you in avoiding expensive mistakes that lead to delamination, whiteness and blistering or premature ageing.

Inspect your driveway and make note of any cracks, oily stains, potholes, or areas that are crumbling. Pay particular attention to the very end and edges of the driveway, which are especially susceptible to damage.

If you find oil or grease stains, try removing them with hot, soapy water and a stiff-bristle scrub brush. Most driveways will have at least a few cracks, which must be repaired before you apply a sealer. It’s important to repair all cracks. If you don’t, they’ll only grow wider and longer over time. Before applying any filler, use a wet-or-dry vacuum to clean the cracks of loose dirt, grass, stones, or other matter. If necessary, use a slotted screwdriver, awl, or similar tool to pick out any trapped debris, grass, or weeds.

Check the weather forecast before applying sealer. Depending on the sealer used, you may need two to three days of dry, sunny weather for the sealer to set and dry properly. Make sure the driveway’s surface is completely dry before starting.

Hurricane quality products, advice, equipment and processes will give you a great looking driveway. It will assist you in avoiding expensive mistakes that lead to delamination, whiteness and blistering or premature ageing.

Colour seals will add a complete single colour to the entire driveway surface. Colour seals are ideal for hiding old and tired concrete or providing the right colour to tie in with the colour of your house.

Clear sealing solvents give a ‘wet look’ and darken the surface of the driveway. These are popular for people to bring out the best in their exposed aggregate, decorative concrete or just plain concrete. Water based clear sealers are less obvious and better for the environment.

Penetrating sealers are best for stone, paving and surfaces other than concrete. They are invisible coatings as they penetrate the surface. Water can be seen beading on the surface with the correct application of the right sealer for your surface.

Hurricane Maintenance also provides services for the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane homes.

Their services include pressure-cleaning, grinding, non-slip and concrete repair and ensuring that sealing and epoxy coatings provide long term protection.