- We suggest 24 hours for walking and 48 hours for driving depending on drying conditions. An extra day may be help but staying off the driveway any longer is of little benefit.
- Once the driveway is dry to touch it is rain safe. We use drying additives that allow the driveway to dry in as little as 20 minutes depending on temperature and weather conditions
- There is a break in period. The first week of use some tire scuffing is to be expected. The churning action of front tires and sudden stops and starts can cause scuffing. It happens more in tight turn around areas or when it’s very hot out. Initial tire scuffing is normal and usually fades out within a week.
The hand brushed applications of the sealer over small cracks and old sealer chips will leave the sealer heavier in these areas. It is however a water based product. When the coating dries some contraction will occur. These areas although greatly improved may still be evident.
The purpose of the crack sealer is to prevent surface water penetration. Upon drying of the crack sealant some settling will occur. The rubberized cracks sealer stays soft and flexible, gets tire imprinting and will be visible under the sealer so we try to apply it sparingly focusing on cracks 1/4" or wider.
Our goal at Peninsula Sealcoating is to provide high value to our customers, to strike a balance between protecting your driveway and making it look good. We want you to be happy, to meet or exceed your expectations. It is important to remember that the end result on your driveway will vary depending on the condition of it before we start. Some driveways are in great shape and are getting its first coat of sealer as preventative maintenance. Others are in varying states of deterioration and still some are in very poor shape and should have been repaved if it were an affordable option.
No matter what the condition we strive to restore it to a new like appearance .Please keep in mind that the only way to make cracks disappear and a driveway new and uniform is to actually repave it. We always do our best to help you avoid spending thousands to do so.