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When should you seal a new Concrete driveway?

Driveways need to be resealed due to harsh weather, such as excessive snow, road salts, and sunlight; knowing when the best time is to either seal or reseal your driveway can be tricky. In this blog, we will try to answer some of the questions you might have about sealing your concrete driveway.

When should I seal my new concrete?

If you have a Concrete driveway, it is recommended that you seal your driveway right away. A cure and seal can be applied the same day or even the day after the poor. Just as soon as all the bleed water is gone. If you wanted to put a high gloss sealer on, you need to wait until the concrete is 28 days old. In this case, its best to stay off it to avoid any stains. Concrete driveways and concrete in general should be re sealer every 2-3 years depending on wear. You don't seal your driveway yearly because resealing it too frequently can lead to bonding issues.

How long does it take to seal a driveway?

Sealing a driveway is not a quick fifteen-minute process. If you seal or reseal your driveway, you will want to set aside a weekend or two to three days. Mixing the sealant and filling the cracks after the sealer has been applied can take a long time. It’s recommended that you apply two thin coats of Sealer and have to wait 2-3 hours in between each coat.

Can I seal my driveway on my own?

Yes, you can sealer your driveway on your own. However, as we have previously mentioned sealing your driveway is an extensive project that can potentially take multiple days to complete. Hiring someone professionally trained in sealing driveways can save you time, know what they are doing, and save you some money in the long run.

Even though sealing your driveway can take a long time, it is essential for protecting your driveway and gives your home a bit of an update.

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