My driveway is about five years old and getting "dry," starting to crack,
etc. It is over 4,000 sq.ft, though, has "curbs," so the estimates I have
are over a thousand dollars to patch and slurry seal. I was just hoping that
it is more like a once every five years rather than every two years.
We live on a private road where the neighborhood organization pays to slurry
coat our road, the city slurry coats the streets here, so maybe as hallerb
noted, we get a lot of UV here in SoCal and it could be cooking the life out
of the asphalt.
california has little freeze thaw, but likely sun damage.
UV can be tough on everything.
to me its cheap insurance
call the company that does the neighborhood road, that contractor
being already on site is likely the lowest cost to do your
because of time, cost, and weather i skipped a coating and the
surface detoriated fast, in 4 years.
i may coat it twice this year, frankly the newer water based coatings
arent as good as the old coal tar based ones.... IMHO
We do reserve studies for homeowner's associations. It is typical to have
slurry coat applied every five years. But that is for a residential
property with heavy traffic. Also, the techniques used as well as the
materials have a great deal to do with how long it lasts.
A lot of them now are going to the new process called open grade paving of
shaving the top inch or so of paving, mixing it with some new goop and
relaying it all in one process. It improves the ability of the paving to
shed water, and has better UV protection. Surprisingly, it is cheaper, too.
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