Is it necessary to seal a black top driveway? If so, how often?

Mary Schapley
by Mary Schapley
  5 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 19, 2017
    Hi Mary, Yes. You need to seal your blacktop. How often depends on how old the driveway is. My driveway was just installed last year. The company foreman who installed it told us to seal it this year. And then every 3 years after that. If your driveway is older, you should seal it every 1 - 2 years. If you go any longer, you risk cracking it. Hope this helps.

  • it isn't necessary and I don't have mine sealed but sealing closes off the "pores" from oil stains and the water runs off faster when it rains. My neighbors have had theirs sealed for several years and it doesn't seem like it needs it again right now.

  • Tami Rein Tami Rein on Jun 19, 2017
    Yes it is, but contrary to popular belief, it shouldn't be sealed annually. Every other year is better.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 19, 2017
    Yes it should be done once a year,especially if you have in climate weather

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 20, 2017
    It's better, if possible.