Firstly let me apologize to all of the established genuine driveway
sealer experts, this posting isn't criticizing them.
Have you ever noticed that every summer "Driveway Sealer" experts
magically appear at the end of your driveway offering to coat your driveway
in their "exclusive" product for a bargain price. I shake my head every
time I see them in the neighbourhood.
I've never had the pleasure of hearing their pitch. What exactly are
they promising and for what price? Isn't it just used motor oil there're
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 18:42:19 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I recoat my driveway every 2 or 3 years for a cost of about $50 per application.
After 20 years, my driveway looks quite a bit different than my neighbors who
all got driveways put in at the same time as me.
My driveway is smooth, level, and still drains properly. No cracks, and no
weeds. My neighbors are already looking at the expense ($3000) of a cap job.
Yeah, driveway sealing is a real ripoff... NOT!!!
So your driveway has never developed a crack that you had to patch before
applying the sealer? The sealer is little more than paint and does
virtually nothing to stop water from doing freeze damage. If you fill
your cracks when they are small there is no need to seal.
Ever notice how roads are never sealed?
Different how? You think they have separate asphalt plants for roads
versus driveways? I don't think so.
Go to the plant and ask. The only difference here is the aggregate size.
You want smaller aggregate for driveways to match the thinner application.
The only material differences are aggregate size and overall thickness.
But the homeowner can get shabby application (too cool, not enough
compaction, too wavy, too varied in thickness) that a highway engineer
On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 19:46:07 -0400, BinaryBillTheSailor@Sea++.com
It's useful it your driveway has cracks. Small cracks only get bigger,
so if you don't want to look close, maybe it's good to seal once in a
while. If you don't have any cracks, there's no way sealer can do
anything for you.
Maybe you live in a much warmer climate. Here in the Northeast, EVERYBODY has
cracks. The people who discount driveway sealing are usually southern trailer
trash, who don't much care what their property looks like anyway.
I spoke of plonking you in another thread but thought, what the heck,
maybe you were just having a bad morning. After reading more of you
it's apparent you probably have a bad life for some reason or another.
Your posts are filled with venom and sarcasm. Of what good they are to
anyone here is beyond me.
Take a vacation.
You can reply if you think you must to save face but this time the
killfile -will- get you.
The water doesn't stay in the cracks. It sinks into the dirt. I can't imagine
a circumstance where it would stay in the crack in fact. Maybe if you built the
driveway on a plastic sheet you could pull it off.
I take it that according to your the cracks must be bottomless,
therefore why seal the cracks if the water just drains to China.
Maybe you should re-write the road commissions handbook on
how to slow down the degradation of the roadways in cold climates.
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