When you live in a desert climate, maintaining your driveway can be tricky. Your driveway is likely to get muddy after a rainstorm, which will make it slippery. You’ll also need to seal your driveway so the hot summer sun won’t cause the pavement to crack and flake. Luckily, there are ways you can care for your driveway with Saguaro Asphalt so that it remains safe and beautiful. Here are five ways that you can keep your driveway looking its best year-round with Saguaro Asphalt—no matter what time of year it is! or any other hot, dry climate, keeping your driveway in pristine condition throughout the year may be difficult. Your first inclination might be to simply clean it up and keep it that way from now on. The good news is that’s a great start—but there are other ways to care for your driveway with sealcoat so that it doesn’t become slippery when wet or cracked from the heat of summer.
Pick Up Any Debris
You don’t want a few stray leaves or pine needles to ruin your beautiful driveway, so be sure to clear away any debris that may fall on your driveway over the course of a year. This will keep your driveway looking clean and will protect it from damage should any of that debris fall on it. You can use a broom, a leaf blower, or a vacuum to clean up. Some people even like to use a squeegee or a garden hose, but those aren’t recommended since they can worsen the damage done by falling debris. Keep in mind that you’ll also want to keep your landscaping tidy so that debris doesn’t fall on your driveway in the first place. If you have trees or bushes, make sure they’re trimmed back so that they don’t drop leaves or other items onto your driveway. If you have anything growing nearby, such as a garden or flower bed, be sure to keep it neat as well. You don’t want loose items falling into your driveway and causing problems.
If you have any stains on your driveway, you may want to clean them off before sealing your driveway. While it’s not absolutely necessary to clean the stains off your driveway before sealing it, you may prefer the look of a clean driveway over a stained one. In some cases, you may even need to clean the stains off your driveway if there is any oil or grease in them. There are a couple ways that you can clean the stains off your driveway. You can use a commercial stain remover, or you can use a homemade option, such as a mixture of baking soda and water. You can also clean the stains off your driveway with a pressure washer.
Seal Your Pavement
There are a few different types of sealants that you can use to seal your driveway. The type that you use depends on whether your driveway is made of concrete or asphalt. If your driveway is made of concrete, you may want to use a sealer that contains a mildewcide. This will help to prevent mold and mildew from growing on your driveway. You may also want to use a concrete sealer that contains wax, which will help to make your driveway look shiny. If your driveway is made of asphalt, you’ll want to use a sealer that contains an anti-oxidant. This type of sealer will help to prevent your driveway from turning brown due to oxidation. It will also help to prevent cracking and flaking, which may occur if you don’t seal your pavement before the sun gets very hot.
Reseal Every Few Years
How often you’ll need to reseal your driveway will depend on the type of sealer that you use. Generally, you’ll want to reseal your driveway every 2 to 3 years. If you live in an extremely hot climate, you may want to do it every year. Sealants generally last about 2 years, so it’s important to note when you last resealed your driveway so you know when it’s time to do it again. If you’re not sure when you last resealed your driveway, you can check for a few signs. Look for cracks in your driveway, which may indicate that it needs to be resealed. You can also use a black light to check for sealer. If your driveway looks blue, then it’s likely that it has been sealed.
Protect with a Coating
While sealants protect your driveway, a coating will go one step further. A coating is a much thicker substance that you apply to your driveway. A coating is generally much more protective than a sealant, such as Saguaro Asphalt. A coating will generally last longer than a sealant, too. While you should reseal your driveway every few years, you may only need to apply a coating once every 10 or 15 years. That can save you time and money in the long run. If you’ve been sealing your driveway without a coating, you should consider applying a coating to protect both the driveway and the sealant itself. A coating will help to protect the sealant from UV rays and other elements that can damage it.
If you live in a hot, dry climate, you know how tough it can be to maintain your driveway. However, there are ways to care for your driveway with sealcoat so that it remains safe and beautiful. Pick up any debris that falls on your driveway, clean any stains off your driveway, seal your driveway, and protect it with a coating. That way, you’ll protect your driveway from the sun and other elements that can cause damage.