Give Your Asphalt Driveway a Facelift

August 8th 2005
Give Your Asphalt Driveway a Facelift

Has your asphalt driveway or patio become tired looking with cracks and oil stains from the car or bar-b-que?

Asphalt surfaces require preventative maintenance every 3 to 4 years to keep it looking attractive. Here are some suggestions to make your asphalt look good again.

1. Tree roots that have come up through the asphalt should be removed. This can be done by renting an asphalt-cutting machine opening up the asphalt and removing the root. You can replace the cut out section with interlocking paving stones giving some added design and better drainage to your flat surface.

2. All oil spots should be sealed with oil spot primer and cracks filled with asphalt crack filler. When all the repairs are complete, thoroughly clean the surface using Shell Busey's Home Cleaning Formula (do not do this on a sunny day).

3. Now for the final touch, apply a coating of Asphalt Cold Tar Sealer. Apply with Driveway Squeegee or Roller. Pour the coating onto the surface and draw the squeegee over the surface filling all the pores in the asphalt leaving a smooth sealed surface. Use the brush to trim around curbs and edges of grass.

4. An Acrylic sealer will likely need to be reapplied every 3-4 years.

It's just that easy.