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Is Thicker Sealer Better?

Is Thicker Sealer Better?

by Dan Browne, The Asphalt Adviser

    

When it comes to the application of sealer, thicker is not better. Thick coats don’t cure evenly, are prone to tracking and can lead to surface cracks. A thicker coat takes longer to cure, which can lead to degradation and will reduce the life of your sealcoating project.

A sure sign of a driveway that has been over-sealed is a driveway without texture. An asphalt driveway should not look smooth like concrete, the asphalt texture should be visible. Applying a thick layer of sealer will not provide more protection.

Sealer manufacturers set specific mix designs for their product; when you stray from these specifications, the product will not perform as intended.

Avoid the typical more is better thinking —with sealer, thicker is not better.

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