New Asphalt Driveway - need to seal?

I moved to a new house and the builder paved our Asphalt driveway a week ago, snow is coming soon yo... do I need to seal it with the sealer bought from home depot? or is that not necessary because it's new?
I know that for Interlocking stone, you can't seal it right away and have to wait for 3 months cos of the efflorescence white thing... Same thing with asphalt??
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Mine has not been sealed in 24 years. Aside from appearance, I see no reason to bother. Asphalt is made to be outdoors.
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ChInKPoInt [No MCSD] wrote:

No sealer needed. Most of the sealers and such for asphalt drives amount to nothing more than paint to make it look black, for a while. Those are a waste of money. Some of the best ones, will help extend the life of the drive under some conditions, but they are going to be expensive and generally go on thick.
For now, your drive should not need anything for years to come. Maybe in five or six years you should consider it.
Concrete is a little different. In the snow belts, where salt is used, it should be sealed after it has cured well. I have never heard of sealing stone.
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On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:47:56 -0500, "ChInKPoInt [No MCSD]"

Seven yars and counting for me with no sealer. ventually the sealer comes off too...and sometimes it peels where it looks much worse than if you never sealed it. If you decide to seal...I believe the driveway has to cure for a few months first. Good luck.
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