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How to Seal a Driveway

Learn how to seal your driveway with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Extreme heat and cold, chemicals like salt, oil, gas and grease–all things that can wear down your blacktop. Without protection, that beautiful black driveway could become an unattractive, crumbling mess. With a little effort, you can prevent these problems by sealing, protecting and maintaining your driveway. Besides, it’s an excuse to get out of the house and get dirty! Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to teach you how to seal a driveway.

How to Seal a Driveway
Make your driveway look brand new with our easy DIY project. Blain’s Farm & Fleet teaches you how to seal a driveway.

How to Seal a Driveway:

1. Take an edger or trimmer to the sides of your driveway to remove any blades of grass that may hang over and get in the way. We like the Black & Decker Edge Hog 2 – in – 1 Electric Lawn Edger to get the job done quickly and easily.

2. Using a push broom, sweep the entire driveway clean of any debris and dirt. The O-Cedar Professional Rough Surface Push Broom is great for outdoor cleaning. Sweep it again while flushing the driveway with a garden hose. This helps remove dust and dirt trapped in small cracks. For proper adhesion, the surface must be debris-free!

3. Scrub gas- or oil-stained areas with Purple Power Driveway and Concrete Cleaner and a stiff bristled brush. Use a sharp tool to dig out any areas that have been damaged by gas or oil. Allow the entire driveway, including all cracks and holes, to dry completely before continuing.

4. Fill all cracks and holes with Sakrete Concrete Crack Filler. Different sizes require different filler compounds. Use the recommendations on the bottle to ensure proper filling. Read more about concrete crack repair with our DIY guide.

5. Apply Sakrete Blacktop Sealer using the Excel 18″ Driveway Coater. Apply in thin coats, and thoroughly mix the sealer before and during application.

6. Stay off the sealed surface for 24 hours. Then, step back and admire. Your driveway should look completely rejuvenated—and you can be happy it was done right by you!

Sealing your driveway is just one driveway project you can do on your own. Visit our blog for more DIY projects and home maintenance projects and how-to’s.

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