Is Sealing an Asphalt Driveway Necessary

With any great investment, comes the necessary maintenance to make sure it lasts and stays in great condition—Asphalt sealing is no different.

In order to keep your asphalt driveway looking new, sealant is recommended. Let’s look at what exactly asphalt sealant is, how much it costs, and how A. Macchione can help restore your asphalt driveway today. 

Asphalt Sealcoating

If you’ve ever seen road damage or have a residential asphalt driveway before, you’ll know that, while durable, there are numerous factors that can cause wear and tear on driveways. These can include:

  • UV Rays
  • Grease
  • Snow
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Various Chemicals

Properly maintained driveways can last for years without damage, however if wide cracks go unrepaired, it can lead to potholes and ruined asphalt. This is why sealcoating is so important.

Benefits of Asphalt Sealing

There are numerous benefits to asphalt sealing. Two of these include increasing the lifespan of the driveway and appearance enhancement.


Wear and tear on the driveway can cause deterioration in the asphalt through cracks and potholes. Proper maintenance can help slow the effects of wear and tear and extend the life of your driveway.

Appearance Enhancement

Aside from the material damage that can occur from improper maintenance, damaged asphalt appearance can affect HOA, your home’s sale price, renting prospects, and more.

Investing in the curb appeal of your home will save you later if you have plans to sell or rent out your home.

How Often Should You Sealcoat your Driveway?

A. Macchione Brothers recommends a sealcoat 2-3 years after initial driveway installation. Some driveways require another sealcoat with 1-2 years. This will vary of course, depending on a few factors like:

  • Driveway Traffic
  • UV Rays
  • Snow
  • Chemicals

Periodic asphalt checks and repairs will ensure the continued longevity of your driveway.

Seal Your Pavement Today

Looking to seal your asphalt pavement? Contact us today!

Our experienced team members can help you choose the right asphalt products and answer any questions you might have.