A Guide to How We Approach Cracked Tarmac Drives

Cleaning the Driveways

Resealing tarmac driveways is a simple project if experts do it, and it helps to improve the surface for several years, making the driveway to last even longer. Cleaning the driveway is done using a leaf blower or sweeping the scattered leaves and dust from the surface.A Guide To How We Approach Cracked Tarmac Drives

If there are oil stains, we use a degreaser to do the cleaning before starting the sealing. Remove all visible weeds in the cracks.

You will need to have the driveway completely dry before beginning the filling cracks and sealing, even though a clean surface to work upon guarantees a long-lasting treatment.

Patching Cracks and Holes

Next, we patch the cracks and holes. It gives the best results since we take time to repair cracks on the surface before applying the sealant’s final coat.

At Jordan Surfacing, we use a product with self-sealing qualities, but it is essential to ensure no overfilling of the cracks to be visible on the finished sealed coat.

Cleaning the driveway and mixing the sealant. It is important to figure out a clear sky in the next 24 to 48 hours. We clean the surface once more using a broom or a leaf blower, mixing the sealant bucket one at a time before pouring them.

Sealing the Edges

Sealing of the edge is done by hand. Don’t back yourself into a corner and work from the driveway’s top, moving towards the end. If the upper part of the driveway meets the structure, you can use an old paintbrush around the edge.

A squeegee can be useful in covering the main area, but the edges will have a nice finishing if brushed with precision. Pour the sealant along the edge.

We begin by sealing the rest of the asphalt by pouring a line of the sealant along the driveway’s width while ensuring no spillage of excess sealant. The finished driveway is allowed 24 hours to cure.

Application of the Second Coat

By looking at the surface, you may find some areas cannot benefit from applying a second coat, particularly for the old driveway. Thus, a second layer is used to create a more robust seal to protect the surface. At least 24 hours is allowed for curing.