As a homeowner, don’t you want to do everything in your power to protect your biggest investment? Many homeowners often overlook the importance of sealing their driveways. Concrete driveways, particularly in climates that experience freeze/thaw cycles, benefit immensely from penetrating and topical sealers that strengthen the surface, and repel water, oil, salt, mold, and more. This type of proper driveway maintenance saves you money in the long.
For most projects, we recommend a Siliconate penetrating sealer, like V-SEAL 101. This chemically reactive deep penetrating sealer is ideal for residential driveways, as well as ponds, fountains, statues, and other structures. V-SEAL 102, also known as WINTER GUARD, is another Siliconate penetrating sealer ideal for curing new broom finished concrete and sealing existing broom finished concrete and porous block.
Acrylic topical coatings have the shortest lifespan, needing re-applied every 1-3 years. Epoxy and urethane systems last between 5-10 years, closer to 5 if the surface experiences heavy traffic. Reactive penetrating sealers are the longest lasting concrete sealers, wearing away only if the substrate surface itself wears away. These can last up to 25 years in some cases, but we recommend re-sealing concrete driveways every 5-10 years.