Best Sealcoating Products
What is the best sealcoating product for my driveway or my pavement? How much should I pay and how long will the sealcoat last?
Below is a list of the best sealcoating products you can buy for your driveway.
Whats Does A Sealcoat Do?
First off, you need to know why you might need a new sealcoat on your driveway. Below are products specifically for sealcoating an asphalt driveway.
Sealcoating asphalt driveways is done to prevent small cracks from turning into bigger cracks and to give your driveway or parking lot that new look and feel.
There are whole range of sealcoatings out there but the one you use should do the following:
- Protect your driveway from UV Rays
- Prevent oxidisation (water touching the underlying asphalt and evaporating)
- Prevent ice layers from forming
- Provide an attractive new coat
- Be thick enough to hide small cracks
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1. Foundation Armor SX5000 Driveway Water Repellent
Foundation Armour, in terms of driveway sealcoats, is as good as it gets. Designed for concrete driveways and surfaces, this product will last for roughly 10 years. Now it is certainly more expensive then the average driveway sealcoating, but in the long run it will pay for itself. With 5 gallons worth of sealant and a five year life span, you wont need to reseal your concrete driveway for a long time.
Foundation Armour is designed resists damage caused by de-icing salts and freeze/thaw cycles. Being made of a clear substance, the sealcoating will not change the look and appearance of your driveway. In saying that, it definitely does not fall short of sealing driveway cracks.
Algae resistance is also plus with Foundation armour. You won't find any algae like organisms forming on you driveway for a long time after your first application.
Foundation armour is certainly expensive but in terms of true and tried reliability, you won't find better. Driveway sealcoatings are designed to protect and ensure the longevity of your driveway. Foundation is by far and away the best value for money you are going to find in terms of driveway sealcoatings.
2. SAKRETE OF NORTH AMERICA
Getting a 100 out of 100 is tough, but in our reviews of driveway sealcoats, Sakrete Of North America gets pretty close.
This driveway sealcoating is made of an easy-stir sealer formula making the application process super easy. The sealcoat is designed to resist gasoline and oil stains that come into contact with your driveway or surface. The sealcoat is also resistant to UV rays meaning its ageing process is greatly delayed. While the seal is relatively thin, enough application to the effected areas will seal cracks and conceal wear and tear. With a whole 5 gallons worth of driveway sealcoating, you will also be to cover a large surface area making it a good value for money.
3. Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield
Next up is Randon Seal and their DryWay driveway sealcoating. DryWay is known for its water and mould resistant nature and this product is no exception. Designed to last for up to 5 years, this sealcoating is focused on integrating with the surface it is placed rather than just being another layer on top. This prevents pealing and ensures better UV protection for your driveway.
The surface area covered should be roughly 500 square feet but this will depend on how thick and generously you apply the coating. Also, if you are on a budget or just dread the idea of sealing your driveway, this is your best option. You only need to apply this product once every five years rather than its asphalt counterparts.
What we also really like is the environmental awareness around the development of DryWay. The production of this product was such that toxins and VOC's were minimised. Basically, the production of this sealcoat did not involve a lot of toxins being released into the air.
4. Henry Driveway Sealer Black
This driveway sealcoat is specifically designed for weathered and well worn driveway surfaces. Like any good product, it comes with a price tag. While it is more expensive than some of its counterparts it is definitely worth it.
The application process if extremely simple, as are most asphalt seals. Simply clean the driveway, ensure the driveway surface is not damp, and lay the sealcoating down. Come back four hours later and your driveway should have a nice new seal coating. This particular coating mix is made up of high grade sand and coal.
In terms of reliability, this goes without saying, its good. The guys over at Henry are willing to offer a seven year warranty on this product. This driveway sealant is also great at filling those gaps and cracks in your driveway that are such an eyesore while not emitting any toxic fumes.
5. DryWay Concrete Sealer
Next in our list is Henry's Driveway E-Z stir Asphalt filler and sealer. This bad boy can cover anywhere from 250 to 500 square feet. However, this does depend on how generously you apply the driveway sealant meaning you may need more than one can. You will not see any flaking on your driveway for some time after applying the coat and it will add a nice tacky feel to the surface, not to be confused with tacky look. The sealcoat, unlike many others, will not give out any odours nor will it have that chemical smell so common to other driveway sealants.
The sealcoat will start to fade after 6 months or around about this time frame. This means that you will eventually need to add a new coat every now and then but this very common in all asphalt sealants.
In terms of the ease of application, it really couldn't get much easier. Stir the bucket for about 5 minutes, ensure your driveway is clean of dust and rubble and also make sure it dry. Once you have done this, get a brush and start laying down that sealcoat. Leave it for about four hours and voila, you are done.