Sealing new driveway?

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by 2muchwork, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. 2muchwork

    2muchwork LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Our driveway was put in this spring. Should I seal it this year or wait a year? Seems to be opinions both ways. Also, do you pros use latex based or oil based sealers and which is better (again I am sure there are 2 houses of opinion here). Thanks for any opinions.
  2. Coater

    Coater LawnSite Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 51

    Coal tar emulsion is the best at protecting your asphalt from petroleum products that may get spilled or leak from a automobile. There is really no such thing as oil base OR water base material.

    You can go ahead and seal now it will stop any Chance of damage being done to your asphalt. You can try a test of pouring glass of water on the asphalt and if it doesn't bead up like on a wax car then your good to go. But it can be done sooner in case of a bad asphalt job.

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