What Is the Best Time of Year to Seal an Asphalt Driveway?

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If you are planning to seal an asphalt driveway, there are a few things that you may want to consider when you are planning your project.


You want to aim for a consistent temperature when you are planning to seal your asphalt driveway. Typically you will want this temperature to be above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and below about 75 to 80 degrees. Also, you want to make sure that this temperature is consistent for about 48 to 72 hours so the driveway has time to set.


Typically the temperature can tell you what time of year is best to seal your asphalt driveway. However, the season, in general, is important as well. While you do need to have a consistent temperature, you also want to make sure that rain and snow do not come into play. Generally speaking, months between May and October are the safest to have your asphalt driveway sealed, however you want to check the forecast to be as sure as possible that it will not rain while the driveway is setting.

These 2 guidelines should be able to help you decide what is the best time of year for you to seal your driveway. If you live in a climate where the temperature is pretty consistent, these guidelines may not apply as strongly.