Sealing your driveway may not be necessary, but it goes a long way in ensuring long-lasting curb appeal. Here are four easy steps to making sure your home is one of the best maintained on the block with just that first glance as people drive by or when family and friends walk by it as they come in your home for a visit.
- Bright and clean is best, and Daich floor coatings can easily be used to seal your concrete driveway to protect it from fading. Rain, sunshine and other weather easily mar a concrete driveways appearance. Angie’s List explains that by sealing your driveway, you can preserve the original concrete color and aesthetic for many years at a time.
- Pressure washing is made so much easier with a sealed driveway. By sealing your driveway you make it much easier to clean oil or other liquids from the driveway because the sealant keeps the liquid from seeping into the concrete. No one likes a black splotch from an oil leak to forever mark their concrete driveway. With a sealed driveway, the oil can more easily be washed away without it seeping into the actual concrete. Daich has an easy-to-follow FAQ that addresses just about any questions about the reasons to seal concrete driveways and other concrete walkways.
- When you seal your driveway, you also seal any small holes or existing cracks. The sealant then prevents rain or other water from seeping into those holes or cracks and freezing during cold temperatures and prevents more and bigger cracks from spreading protecting against a pitted surface. Concrete-driveway.org stresses the importance of sealing your driveway for many reasons, among them to protect it from freeze-thaw damage.
- The Daich sealant also provides a textured surface that you can control when applying, which in turn provides a slip-resistant surface that makes it safer to walk on, even when wet. Your UPS driver will be grateful when delivering those holiday packages in the snow when her boots can easily grip your wet or snowy driveway.
Sealing your driveway is a fairly easy and inexpensive process that goes a long way in increasing the longevity of your home and provides a great return on your investment. And it’s sure to gain a seal of approval from family and neighbors as they admire the quality work.