As asphalt driveways age, changes in color and texture are inevitable. Weather, sunlight, traffic on the driveway, and other factors combine to slowly alter the appearance of every asphalt driveway. Every year, we all see Minnesota homeowners out spreading sealcoating materials on their driveways, and a number of businesses specialize in sealcoating residential driveways. The goal is to preserve the appearance of a beautiful black driveway, but is sealcoating absolutely necessary?
The reality is that sealcoating isn’t essential to the life of your asphalt driveway. In fact, if it is done incorrectly, using the wrong products, it can actually damage your driveway. Still, there are some benefits to sealcoating, if done correctly.