Should You Seal a Driveway in the Winter

No matter whether you have an asphalt driveway or concrete, regular maintenance and sealing will increase your driveway’s lifespan and protect your vehicles. In areas with harsh cold winters, sealing a driveway provides extra protection from damage from ice, moisture, and constant use. High quality driveway paving increases home value and curb appeal, too. But can you seal your driveway in the winter time? Why or why not? Let’s find out.

Sealcoating Basics

What is sealcoating? Sealcoating involves adding a special driveway paving layer to your driveway. Not only does sealcoating make the driveway look more aesthetically pleasing, the coating will prevent cracking and crumbling. Sealcoating works best with a driveway in good condition. If you have a crumbling driveway, you most likely need professional repairs or replacement.

The Best Time of Year to Seal Your Driveway

The truth of the matter is that the best time of the year to seal your driveway is before the heavy snows hit. Fortunately, all you need are a few clear days to finish the job. In fact, you can even seal your driveway in the fall. Call our paving experts at Epic Paving to find out when you can sealcoat your pavement. Ideally you want warmer weather for coating, but clear autumn days can provide enough time to protect your driveway.

Why Should I Sealcoat before Winter?

During harsh cold winters, water freezes and thaws in cracks. This causes an expansion that results in bigger cracks and ultimately serious damage or potholes. These holes can cause damage to vehicles or even create a dangerous tripping hazard. Sealing the driveway before the icy weather comes will reduce cracking and weathering.

A sealcoat also protects against other types of damage like:

Call the Paving Experts at Epic Paving Today

When you need the best paving in Ontario, call the team at Epic Paving. For years we have provided high quality paving services to homeowners and businesses. When you want high quality driveway installation, sealing, and repair done quickly and right the very first time, call Epic Paving. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions. Schedule your initial consultation with Epic Paving today. We look forward to helping you.