Add value to your property with Driveway Sealing

When you receive visitors, the first impression that they get of your home is from the driveway of the property. If a driveway does not look well kept it can often give a poor impression.

If you’re planning on selling the home or have it listed already with a real estate agent this should be seriously considered. Concrete driveway sealing can give a driveway a new look and it will add value to the property right away. There are a lot of benefits that come with concrete driveway sealing.

One of the key benefits of driveway sealing is that it prolongs the life of a driveway. It also creates a coat over the pavement that will not change no matter what the circumstances are. Another benefit of driveway sealing is it protects driveways from elements such as dirt, oil and chemicals as well as moisture from rain getting into the pavement.

For a professional driveway sealing service such as Hurricane Maintenance it is something we do routinely but recommended to only attempt if yourself if you have experience in this as there can be issues that occur from doing it incorrectly, which can be quite expensive!

Professional driveway sealing is a cost-effective method of making the existing driveway pavement better.

Driveway sealing is also a cost-effective method of repairing or surfacing the existing pavement that makes the lifetime of the driveway and pavement longer. Driveway sealing also slows down oxidation and harm from the harmful rays of the sun. The sun causes the essential oils and binders to dry out that makes the driveway brittle and more susceptible to cracking. The coloured sealant used in driveway sealing is a dark material and, for this reason, it gets hot when the sun hits it. Due to the fact that the sealant becomes more pliant when it is hot, it is more flexible. It is less likely that a driveway after the sealant is applied to it and it can hold up to general wear and tear. The material used in driveway sealing is also very easy to take care of and maintain. They can just be swept with a broom or if they are cleaned with water, there is no need to be concerned about the water seeping into the driveway.

If you are in need of your driveway being sealed in the Sunshine Coast or North Brisbane regions, be sure to contact Hurricane Maintenance, the surface sealing experts.

We are one of the leading specialists in driveway maintenance and sealing.


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.